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Activism: James Earl Jones Reads Frederick Douglass’ “What To The Slave Is 4th Of July?” Speech (Video)

Yeah. Here are some real ‘fireworks’ for the 4th for y’all. The historic, convicting words of Abolitionist Frederick Douglass; brought to life by living legend James Earl Jones.

In a Fourth of July holiday special, we hear the words of Frederick Douglass. Born into slavery around 1818, Douglass became a key leader of the abolitionist movement. On July 5, 1852, in Rochester, New York, he gave one of his most famous speeches, “The Meaning of July Fourth for the Negro.” He was addressing the Rochester Ladies Antislavery Society. This is actor James Earl Jones reading the speech during a performance of historian Howard Zinn’s acclaimed book, “Voices of a People’s History of the United States.” He was introduced by Zinn.
– Democracy Now!

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B Real Accepts Talib Kweli’s Invite To Join Him At The “People’s Party” (Video)

Talib Kweli and guest B Real (and super cutie Jasmine Leigh) talk about smoking, who B Real wants smoke with, Cypress Hill & Prophets Of Rage and more.

On the latest People’s Party, Kweli sits down with legendary Hip-Hop artist B Real to discuss Cypress Hill, Prophets Of Rage, gang life, and marijuana and cannabis activism.
– UPROXX Video

And they spoke on the accepted use of the N-word among brown people (esp. of Latin descent) who share a ‘Black experience’ in the hood. Good interview.

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Hasan Minhaj Welcomes Co-Host For The Day Phoebe Robinson To ‘Deep Cuts’ (Video)

Another ‘aaaaww’ moment: Hasan & Phoebe (one of the ‘2 Dope Queens’) share a ‘pirate’ hi-five. They chop it up on this outtake clip.

Comedian and co-host of ‘2 Dope Queens’ Phoebe Robinson stopped by Patriot Act for another special edition of Deep Cuts. Watch as Hasan and Phoebe talk about rewriting the rules of comedy by challenging its norms, why so many White guys feel the need to run for President, and what topic Phoebe would pick if she had to host an episode of Patriot Act.
– Patriot Act

Whoa wait WHAT? Phoebe did SHOTS with Michelle Obama??!!?? DOPE!

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Jon Stewart & First Responders Testify Before Congress To Fight For Continued Funding (Video)

Dear famous people: THIS is how you use your platform! Stand up for those who stood tall and ran toward the danger we tried to escape… for ours and our families’ & friends’ sake.

Jon Stewart was not the only one to get a standing ovation in a House hearing room today. 9/11 first responder Luis Alvarez got a standing ovation too, the day before his 69th chemotherapy treatment.
– MSNBC

Grab a tissue. You’ll cry. And the tears (of pride, sorrow, righteous anger) will be heated.

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Politics: Hasan Minhaj On Malaysia, 1MDB, And Goldman Sachs (Video)

That’s right Chicago. Your parking meters are Muslim.

WTF??? Oh, it’s Hasan doing another Patriot Act ep. Haha!

So, it’s time to laugh, laugh some more and learn something from stand-up ‘Professor’ Minhaj!

On this segment from the latest episode of Patriot Act, Hasan examines the 1MDB sovereign wealth fund scandal in Malaysia, in which former prime minister Najib Razak has been accused of funneling millions of dollars from the country into his personal bank accounts. Traditionally used as a means of economic diversification by countries reliant on a single industry, sovereign wealth funds have come under scrutiny as financial organizations like Goldman Sachs and corrupt politicians have taken advantage of these large, mostly unregulated pools of money for their own gain. While Goldman Sachs continues to profit off of sovereign wealth funds in other countries, the bank is currently being investigated for its role in the 1MDB scandal, which could have lasting implications on the world of finance.
– Patriot Act

Where politics, pools of money, and worldwide finance intersect… There will be global scandal and damage. How can we laugh about stuff like that? Dunno, but Hasan always has a way doing it every time, doesn’t he?

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Morgan Freeman. Actor, Hollywood ‘God’ & Budding Beekeeper (Video)

The bees will not DARE sting Morgan Freeman. He’s feeding them that good sugar water!

Plus, the ‘buzz’ is (groan) that people treat him like a god. Ha! Honey bees want Morgan Freeman on their side for certain. Cool dude. They will get to know that about him… and he does not take himself too seriously. I remember folks making a big thing of him falling asleep during a movie promo interview (we posted that on here).

Jimmy talks to Morgan Freeman about his new hobby and what Morgan thinks about impressions of him.
– The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

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Killer Mike Speaks On His Upbringing In Activism & Campaign 2020 (Video)

‘Trigger Warning’ is as much a tribute to public broadcasting television as any Michael Moore film… PBS taught me it’s okay to put a message in what you’re doing. It’s okay to be overtly positive in that message. I got that directly from Public Broadcasting…
Killer Mike

That’s DOPE! And many people shed a tear over that Mr. Rogers documentary to be certain.

C Tha God & Killer Mike with some REAL conversation on segregation, reparations, Bernie Sanders, the 2020 Campaign and more. Great episode of Emerging Hollywood.

Grammy Award winner Michael Render and host of Netflix’s ‘Trigger Warning with Killer Mike,’ joins Charlamagne Tha God in episode 5 of ‘Emerging Hollywood.’ He talks about the history of segregation in the United States, reparations and H.R. 40, Bernie Sanders, the 2020 presidential election, and more!
– The Hollywood Reporter

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Chris Long & The Waterboys Bring ‘High Quality H20’ To Tanzania (Video)

After 11 years in the League, son of Raider Nation legend Howie Long, former Eagles D-lineman (Philly son!) Chris Long has retired and moved on… Not out to ‘greener pastures’ or just to sit idle, nah… Long is off to make the world a better place. Not a life of privilege, but apparently seeking to live a life of purpose. Salute!

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Politics: Hasan Minhaj On Cricket Diplomacy And Cricket Corruption (Video)

Watching a ‘live-action Brooks Brothers catalog’ with your dad on the couch for five days straight. Haha! Okay, I feel for you and your torture memories, Hasan. But why is cricket an actual big thing the world over? We need to know. Show us, man, and welcome back!

On the latest episode of Patriot Act, Hasan takes a look at the history and politics behind one of the biggest sports in the world: cricket. With billions of fans scheduled to tune into the upcoming 2019 Cricket World Cup, Hasan examines how the game has evolved from a sport of British colonizers into a tool of diplomacy and a force for good despite recent scandals and corruption. Hasan also explores how cricket has especially grown in India due in part to the creation of the IPL, a flashy professional cricket league founded by the infamous Lalit Modi, and how that expansion has unfortunately come at the expense of the growth of cricket in other countries.

Beating the colonizers at their own game. I get that. Like James Naismith and today’s minority dominance of basketball.

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Documentary Film On Clarence Avant, “The Black Godfather,” Debuts June 7th (Trailer)

WHOA! WHO IS THIS MAN??!!

Well, I dunno about you, but I WILL find out June 7th. I must put an end to the shame of knowing NOTHING about a man, a Black man, that EVERYBODY who is anybody knows and speaks highly of… including TWO former U.S. Presidents!!

Who is The Black Godfather? Witness the exceptional and unlikely rise of Clarence Avant, a music executive who influenced legends such as Bill Withers, Snoop Dogg, Quincy Jones, Muhammad Ali, Hank Aaron, Presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton and so many more.
– Netflix

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Principal Akbar Cook Is Still Taking Care Of His ‘Babies’ With His ‘Lights On’ Program (Video)

First, a spot on Ellen (see our post here). Now, CNN is covering the Newark (New Jersey, USA) principal. This brother Akbar Cook and his amazing work should keep getting the spotlight on big awesome platforms as an example of what normal people who dare to show extraordinary care can do to make this world a better place!

“When it all gets down to it, we’re saving lives,” says Akbar Cook, the principal of West Side High School in Newark, New Jersey. Cook founded and directs, a program that gives students a safe place to go on Friday nights, when crime and gun violence are prevalent. In the past three years, Cook says, West Side hasn’t lost any students to gun violence.
– CNN

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Tierra Speaks On Helping Herself By Helping Others On Odell’s Roundtable (Video)

Yoooo! My bredren Odell always gets the best guests, but Tierra though… she’s a goddess! BEAUTIFUL! Her poise and countenance spoke before she said a word. Just regal! And then we hear from the Queen. Wow!

Had the pleasure of having Tierra Burrell AKA Tierra Goes Green join me on the Roundtable. We talked about health, helping people and the importance of going inward. She is a great businesswoman along with being a plant-based holistic thought leader who speaks around the country. She holds no punches when talking about health & what we put into our bodies and how that affects our overall health.
ArtByOdell

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Wu-Tang Clan Members Speak On The Upcoming Documentary & Things We Need To ‘Fall Back’ On (Video)

Got almost the whole dang Wu-Tang Clan to bring da m*thaph**kin ruckus… and the wisdom!! Cool sit down with the vets and Ari. Enjoy.

In a very special “takeover edition” of Fallback Friday, members of the legendary Hip-Hop group, Wu-Tang ClanRZA, Ghostface Killah, U-God, Inspectah Deck, Cappadonna and Masta Killa – join MSNBC’s Ari Melber for a wide-ranging interview, covering topics like gun violence, racism and bigotry, the subliminal “war” in Hip-Hop culture between “young heads” and “old heads” and more.
– MSNBC

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Angela Rye Speaks On The Mueller Report, President Trump’s Impeachable Offenses & List Of Lies (Video)

Yes, yes, YES! They got my woke bae Angela on the morning show again. And I’m here for it AND her… every damn time. For the Eye Candy and the insights.

Angela Rye, American attorney and the Principal and CEO of IMPACT Strategies, drops in to give her take on the 2020 presidential race thus far. The CNN political commentator also reacts to The Mueller Report and reparations.
– Breakfast Club Power 105.1 FM

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Dr. Sebi’s Former Wife Ma’a & His Son Sesa Speak On The Coming Documentary And To Address Rumors (Video)

Wow. So, Dr. Sebi’s son Sesa says Nick Cannon is the only one who reached to tell the Doc’s story; not Nipsey Hussle. Worth leaning in and listening intensely to this clip for that tidbit and other insights.

Former wife of the late Dr. Sebi, Ma’a & his son Sesa stopped by Ebro In The Morning to bring clarity to misunderstandings, and confusion about the herbalist and healer whose name recently surfaced once again after the passing of Nipsey Hussle.

They also spoke on Left Eye & the last days of her life, whether Magic Johnson was really cured of HIV, Nick Cannon reaching out to complete the Dr. Sebi documentary, and also told stories of people who had used their program.

– HOT 97

Ma’a just might end up getting that hashtag to trend (mentioned it in another interview posted on here)… #WereYouThere

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Dr. Sebi’s Family Speaks On His Life, On His Healing Ways, And On Controversies Involving Him (Video)

Old interview, but interesting information.

Tasha K getting exclusive insights and perspectives from Usha & ex-wife Ma’a. And Tasha speaks on the Nipsey Hussle’s documentary efforts in bringing Dr. Sebi’s story and wisdom to light.

Over 30 kids? Wow. Lots to unpack in this.

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Mehsij Speaks On His Hip-Hop Journey And Righteous Message On Odell’s Roundtable (Video)

Ah! Gospel rapper Mehsij pronounces his name ‘Message’… as in his raps are not just about words but the Good Word!

Mehsij is an artist from Albany, NY, who relocated to Atlanta to further push his music career. At one time he thought it would be as simple as meeting an already established famous artist then it would be easy going. Once in Atlanta, he changed his mind state stayed on his grind but has made it a point to do his part with mentoring and helping the community. He is part of the organization M.O.S. (Men Of Standard) where they partner with school & other groups to help an example and sometimes just being an ear for kids.
ArtByOdell

And what a life story dude has. Check it out!

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Charlton Palmer Speaks On Being “CP The Artist” & Not Being Put In A Box On Odell’s Roundtable (Video)

Knowledge and confidence in self. VERY important! Watch as CP draws a parallel between his lane in the art world and the rap game. Dude has been ‘Kanye-ing the game’ for some time now. Another dope interview from the homie Odell.

Charlton Palmer aka CP The Artist is a self-taught artist who refuses to be locked down by a particular style or medium. A native of NJ who has made Atlanta his home now knows firsthand what it’s like to try and get your name out in a new city. He talks about how he balances working his craft while also having to be his own publicist and anything else it calls for to run his business. It’s a great discussion on staying creative and also what he has coming up in the near future. So check his work out at cptheartist.com and let he and I know what you got from the discussion!
ArtByOdell

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Common x The Sesame Street Muppets – “Respect” (Give It, Live It) [Video]

Usually only get Sesame Street infused with Hip-Hop when YouTubers take it upon themselves to do their own mashups. But this is cool. Push down that urge to judge it as corny and get the message and where it is aimed: Children (and parents) need this plain & simple direct messaging on RESPECT.

Messaging and respect. That’s as Hip-Hop as it gets, folks. Kudos to Common and all the Muppets on the Street for representing good values.

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Melchisedek Shabazz Allah Speaks On Dr. Sebi, His Healing Programs, And His ‘Blockers’ (Video)

Do you know about Dr. Sebi; the man whose knowledge Nipsey Hussle was set to bring out on that next level (some folks thinking that Nip was killed to prevent such enlightenment)?

The Late Dr. Sebi had revolutionary ideas on health & diet. Here’s Brother Melchisedek Shabazz Allah speaking on Dr. Sebi and his legacy.

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