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  • Re: Two police officers killed in Brooklyn in ‘execution-style’ slaying

    Although I'm down w the revolution. We have to realize that not all cops are bad I mean homie bodied 2 cops and Darren Wilson, George Zimmerman and the dudes who bodied Eric Garner are still breathing... Talk about misguided anger

    Maybe it was misguided but the "good" cops need to break their silence and take a stronger stance against police misconduct within their organizations ...otherwise he or she is just as culpable as the shooter the next time a blk person is unjustly gunned down by the police

    In these police departments exist a culture of unaccountability and racial profiling that needs to be addressed from people from within

    The police union leaders bending over backwards coming to the defense of the likes of a Darren wilson aren't helping police, community relations either
    around the country

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  • Re: What You Bumpin Right Now (Old & New) ?

    they have their own sound....basically a twist on modern hip-hop psychedelic and soul music

    thought they were dope....
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  • Re: Sony Execs Warned Not To Cast Denzel Washington In Big Flicks Because Black Leads ‘Don’t Play Well’

    mryounggun wrote: »
    As a nigga who knows exactly how studios work and the sort of thing that they are concerned with, this shit is common knowledge. In the end, Hollywood studios are concerned with money and money only. It's a fact that historically, movies staring black male leads don't do well overseas and these days the overseas market makes up a BIG portion of the box office. Will Smith is about the ONLY black star who bucks that trend sometimes.

    I'd say this is more of an indictment of how blacks are viewed overseas and anything malicious on the part of the study exec. But it does speak to their unwillingness to make art for art's sake and being a slave to capitalism.

    In the end...they trying to make that money bag as big as possible.

    Besides will smith in the last 20 yrs what other other person of color has truly been given the opportunity to lead a Hollywood big budget movie that traditionally do well overseas, domestically?

    No one

    So the "overseas market doesn't like blk people" argument to me just sounds like a weak excuse

    Don't get me wrong in certain parts of the world racism is rampant

    And I don't believe these execs are even bad people

    What I do believe is that white superiority is so ingrained in their minds that even if The Equalizer made $250 million in ticket sales overseas white actors will always be their first choice

    The absence of leading roles for Asians makes this even more clearer

    I could even argue Hollywood’s ignorance and close mindedness is actually costing them millions here in America ...they’re alienating a massive demographic of brown peope that could have helped out from what I read the worst US box office in over a decade
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  • Re: Sony Execs Warned Not To Cast Denzel Washington In Big Flicks Because Black Leads ‘Don’t Play Well’

    Blacks have been funding, making movies that tells our stories since forever... Only diff is we don't have the same big budgets, backing as Hollywood flicks ... We don't own any theaters, which is a big, big problem ...

    It just kills me though when a white movie doesnt do well at the box office whether it be over seas or domestically we don't hear Hollywood blaming it on race

    Jennifer Aniston for example can put out failed romantic comedy after failed romantic comedy, and no one says "white" romantic comedies should end

    On the other hand the few times when a big budget movie with a blk lead fails rather than the film being trash or it being marketed the excuses are always: "Oversea markets will never embrace a blk lead", "Racism is to blame", etc

    Not saying economics doesn't factor in to casting decisions but this excuse that films with blk leads don't do well at the box office is weak, and where is the empirical evidence?

    I'm starting to ramble but ...

    One of the biggest artist in music today is Beyoncé a blk woman

    Kobe a blk man is worshiped in China

    Lebron James a blk man has one of professional sports top selling jerseys

    Sam Jackson a blk man is one if not thy top grossing actor of all time

    For decades Michael Jackson a blk man sold out arenas all over Europe

    Yet no major Hollywood studios wanted to pick up the movie "Red Tails" because it had blk leads

    Seems like Hollywood is the one with the problem

    they will use film to white wash every thing from history to dragon ball z but we can't get a blk or Asian spider man???

    And since Asia is Hollywoods biggest market you'd think more people of Asian heritage would get more leading roles ...that is if it were truly an issue of pure economics ... But obviously that isn't the case ... I wonder why?

    These Sony execs and others alike are clearly perpetuating, enforcing white supremacy under the guise of trying to make a profit ... Disturbing people are falling for their bullshit
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  • Re: Black women are killed by the police, too--we just don't hear about it.

    YunnSanco wrote: »
    taeboo wrote: »
    So now because one black woman wrote an article, all black women gotta be attention seeking and divisive??


    No, no

    Just "black feminist" lol

    What made you chuckle ?

    Is it better to say..."some women"

    Yes, it would be better to say "some women"...

    And I wouldn't even categorize the article as being "divisive"... It's only "divisive" if you the reader allows it to be

    While I do understand why certain stories like the murder of mike Browns go on to capture the attention of the nation ... I don't believe gender played that large a role

    At the same time I feel it's also fair to ask why the murder of blk men by the police, agents of white supremacy historically seem to galvanize the public more so than when blk woman, gays and trans are killed, brutalized unjustly by the state

    I don't know the answer but it could stem this sentiment among a significant amount of people that blk women largely do not experience racism or experience racism to the extent of blk men... Which is untrue

    This very same sentiment that blk woman face little to no racism has historically been used to demonize, ignore the plight of black women particularly blk mothers in need of social support and programs so it is worth discussing