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Here's a short documentary that focus on the racial tensions that arose in Jena, Louisiana back in 2006 following an altercation between black and white teens at Jena High School. The way the situation was handled by the authorities sparked national outrage and caused thousands to descend on the small town in search of justice.
The 6 black students came to be known as "The Jena 6".
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"An Injustice Anywhere Is A Threat To Justice Everywhere" Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
The Bob Marley biography provides testament to the unparalleled influence of his artistry upon global culture. Since his passing on May 11, 1981, Bob Marley's legend looms larger than ever, as evidenced by an ever-lengthening list of accomplishments attributable to his music, which identified oppressors and agitated for social change while simultaneously allowing listeners to forget their troubles and dance. (Courtesy of BobMarley.com)
Con Funk Shun was formed by a pair of high school students in Vallejo, California, drummer Louis A. McCall Sr. and singer/guitarist Michael Cooper.
Con Funk Shun was signed to Mercury Records, releasing eleven albums over a span of ten years. The group scored a string of top ten hits on the US Billboard black singles chart, including 1977's "Ffun" (#1), 1978's "Shake and Dance with Me" (#5), 1979's "Chase Me" (#4), 1980's "Got to Be Enough" (#8), and "Too Tight" (#8). Tensions from within the group built over the 1980's, and the group's last album, Burning Love, was recorded without songwriter and vocalist Felton Pilate. After leaving Mercury, the band broke up in 1986, but some members of the group reunited alongside touring musicians for concerts in the 1990s. In May, 2008, ConFunkShun celebrated 35 years together with a special anniversary cruise with many of their biggest fans.
Here's "Got To Be Enough" by Con Funk Shun
Chancelier "xero" Skidmore performing Blood Curdling at the 2012 Southwest Shootout in Tulsa, OK.
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THE GREAT MARCUS GARVEY
Born in Jamaica, Marcus Garvey was an orator for the Black Nationalism and Pan-Africanism movements, to which end he founded the Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities League. Garvey advanced a Pan-African philosophy which inspired a global mass movement, known as Garveyism. Garveyism would eventually inspire others, from the Nation of Islam to the Rastafari movement.
This is one of those documentaries that is a must view...
Sojourner Truth was the self-given name, from 1843 onward, of Isabella Baumfree, an African-American abolitionist and women's rights activist. Truth was born into slavery in Swartekill, Ulster County, New York, but escaped with her infant daughter to freedom in 1826. After going to court to recover her son, she became the first black woman to win such a case against a white man. Her best-known extemporaneous speech on racial inequalities, Ain't I a Woman?, was delivered in 1851 at the Ohio Women's Rights Convention in Akron, Ohio. During the Civil War, Truth helped recruit black troops for the Union Army; after the war, Truth tried unsuccessfully to secure land grants from the federal government for former slaves.
Thank you Ms. Truth!