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History: What Ancient Roman Parties Were Really Like (Video)

Have you seen that ‘Caligula’ movie? Google it and see how wild a party orgy can get! Man, did the ancient Romans know how to party! But wait. It turns out that the parties, though indeed ‘all that’… They were not all sex-on-sexy-sex time. Oh well. Yay, history.

Contrary to popular belief, Rome was not all crazy sex parties. In fact, ancient Roman parties were pretty tame by today’s standards. Most of the time, it consisted of noble families getting together, eating elaborate food dishes, and talking about everything from politics to the weather. These parties were beacons of status and networking opportunities, which is why they became a cornerstone in everyday Roman life. Partying in Rome was common, but racy Ancient Roman escapades weren’t popping off on the daily.
– Weird History

Hmm. That Bacchanalia sounds like Freaknik in Atlanta back in the day (ha)!

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One Vibe Africa Presents: Year Of Return (Trailer)

From the U.S. back to Kenya. Yes indeed.

You KNOW we are about travel abroad (e.g. from The States to overseas destinations). But this one hits home. As in Mother Africa, being home to ALL humanity and civilization. And this… this is epic. Of course, you know plenty of Sisters and Brothers who have declared that ‘one day’ they are going to make that pilgrimage back Home. Making it a big deal; maybe ‘too big’ a deal. But what if that ‘pilgrimage’ was less of a ‘trip’ to take. Like, let’s just say the family, the homies, the homegirls… are going to make it to an awesome event… and take in some of The Motherland while over that way. We could do that, right? We already do it for other festivals.

And like those other festivals, maybe we make it a yearly thing; or trips more often if we find things over there that draw us back.

Moving Madaraka Festival from Seattle back to Kenya signified the importance of not only arranging for individuals to travel back to Africa as it was with the case of Ghana’s year of return initiative, but getting significant events back to Africa and keeping them in Africa as a way to build a sustainable bridge allowing people of all backgrounds to travel to Africa to enjoy a festival of a lifetime, immerse themselves in the African culture, and inspire global change and collaboration towards mitigating climate change, which does not only threaten the climate but is an existential threat to our music, culture, and livelihood.
– One Vibe TV

Dope music and culture do it again. Let’s get together; for the community and the cause. It’s a Vibe. One Vibe Africa! Matter of fact, why not show love and SUPPORT right now: Cop the EP (linked below) #ForTheYouth #ForKisumu #ForKenya #ForOurWorld

Hit the jump for more on that. The fam Mazzi really blessed with the knowledge on this one. Knowledge and blessing right to mobile #Mobilize

S.O.U.L. PURPOSE AND ONE VIBE AFRICA PRESENT: YEAR OF RETURN (EP)

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RZA (Of Wu-Tang Clan) Directs “Cut Throat City” [Trailer]

Well, go ‘head then. We see you RZA! Looks like RZA sat down in the chair marked ‘Director’ and got out his bullhorn and went to work helming a nice piece of compelling cinema. Here’s the latest trailer for that.

From director RZA and writer P.G. Cuschieri. Starring Ethan Hawke, T.I., Wesley Snipes, Terrence Howard, Eiza González, Kat Graham, Shameik Moore, Demetrius Shipp Jr., Denzel Whitaker, Keean Johnson, Isaiah Washington. “Cut Throat City” – In Theaters April 10, 2020
Wu-Tang Clan

You know… April 10, 2020 is not that far away. Betting that this flick will be worth the wait. Besides, we’ve been waiting for nearly two years (given the other trailer for this film was posted on here back in 2018). We can wait a bit longer.

EARLIER POST: CUT THROAT CITY (2018 TRAILER)

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Activism: Black History In Two Minutes… Or So. Watch And Learn! (Video)

Never, ever, let anyone tell you what your government will NOT do to its citizens… especially its brown and Black citizens. Americans are pretty okay with believing that ‘other’ countries do bad things to their people; but not us.

Bullsh!t.

The Tuskegee Study smashes that idea to bits. Is this when America was supposed to be ‘great’… where they want to go back to… Because hell no, we won’t go!

But hold on. After this visual enlightens you and fires you up, hit the jump and watch all these Black History shorts. Let’s wrap this month in power #RaiseYourFist #RaiseYourAwareness #PressPlay

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John Cena Joins The “Fast And Furious” Franchise (Trailer)

Know what? We have met a lot of folks’ badazz BROTHERS over these last Fast And Furious flicks, right? Shaw’s bro… a badazz. Hobb’s bro… badazz enough to crack THE ROCK square in his jaw ON SIGHT! And now, how badazz do you think Dominic Toretto’s bro is gonna be?

Off camera, he might say you can’t see him… But in this ninth installment (yeah)… You WILL see!

Oh. And another ‘thing’ we are gonna start of these movies… We already had the ‘return of Letty’… but in this one… Guess Who’s Bizzack??

(Yeah, you GOTTA watch now!)

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“Charm City Kings” Hits The Streets… And The Screens… This Coming April (Trailer)

Okay. OKAY!

Meek Mill making it work in the movies. Salute. And this “Charm City Kings” looks epic. Teaser showing snips from what should be a wild story to tell. Check it…

Fourteen-year-old Mouse (Jahi Di’Allo Winston) desperately wants to join the Midnight Clique, an infamous group of Baltimore dirt-bike riders who rule the summertime streets. His older brother, Stro, was their top rider before his tragic death—a loss that consumes Mouse as much as his passion for bikes. Mouse’s mom (Teyonah Parris) and his police mentor, Detective Rivers (William Catlett), work overtime to help the charismatic teen reach his full potential, but when the Midnight Clique’s leader, Blax (Meek Mill), takes the boy under his wing, the lure of revving his own dirt bike skids Mouse toward a road way past the straight and narrow.

Puerto Rican director Angel Manuel Soto (Dinner Party, 2018 New Frontier VR experience at Sundance Film Festival) returns to the Festival with this electric feature that pulses with teen gusto, thumping Hip-Hop, and amazing bike tricks. Soto directs an astonishingly talented cast to create a narrative bursting with pitch-perfect performances and intoxicating emotion. Based on the documentary 12 O’Clock Boys, Charm City Kings is one boy’s unforgettable journey toward manhood.

(AND Jada and Will Smith are helming this as Executive Producers?? Oh heeeell yeah!)

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Jared Leto Is “Morbius” (Trailer)

Oh, okay. So, Jared Leto is hopping from one Universe to another – Joker in DC, to being NO JOKE in the Marvel Universe… “Morbius” (not mad though). Watch this all the way to the end. Because someone got some ‘splaining to do… Is that Michael Keaton in another role, or is ‘The Studio That Brought You Spiderman: Homecoming introducing Vulture into this story arc?? Wow!

One of Marvel’s most compelling and conflicted characters comes to the big screen as Oscar® winner Jared Leto transforms into the enigmatic antihero, Michael Morbius. Dangerously ill with a rare blood disorder, and determined to save others suffering his same fate, Dr. Morbius attempts a desperate gamble. What at first appears to be a radical success soon reveals itself to be a remedy potentially worse than the disease.
– Sony Pictures Releasing Australia

“Morbius” is in cinemas July 30th.

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The Cast For “Equal Standard” Is Loaded With Golden Era Emcees (Trailer)

Ah! And Fredro Starr from Onyx is on the acting roster for another movie. Keep it pushing then man! Looks intense.

Coming soon, “Equal Standard” stars Ice-T, Fredro Starr, and Treach (of Naughty By Nature).

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Shh… Listen… The Creatures Found In “A Quiet Place” Are Not The Only Monsters To Fear (Trailer)

Hoooollleeeyy SHEEEEEIT!!

Okay, so I will admit to not getting on the ball and watching the first one. But the trailer for this second part makes me NEED to check for it. I mean, monsters being monsters isn’t enough? They driving buses on vehicular homicide mass murderous mission ‘ish?? WOW!

Following the deadly events at home, the Abbott family (Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds, Noah Jupe) must now face the terrors of the outside world as they continue their fight for survival in silence. Forced to venture into the unknown, they quickly realize that the creatures that hunt by sound are not the only threats that lurk beyond the sand path.
– Paramount Pictures

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John David Washington Gives His Life To Join The Fight In ‘TENET’ (Trailer)

Okay, this role is DEFINITELY going to have John David Washington (of HBO series “Ballers” fame) swimming in waters as deep as his dad (Denzel) has with regard to his acting career. No young, rich and funny football hijinks here. We talking about saving the world, all time, big time ‘ish!

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“Top Gun: Maverick” In Theaters June 26, 2020 (Video)

Do you feel the need… the need for SPEED yet? Well you have until mid-2020 to get your mind right for Top Gun: Maverick. And if you don’t know why you ought to be losing your mind with excitement, maybe you should go ask your pops about it… youngster.

After more than thirty years of service as one of the Navy’s top aviators, Pete “Maverick” Mitchell (Tom Cruise) is where he belongs, pushing the envelope as a courageous test pilot and dodging the advancement in rank that would ground him. When he finds himself training a detachment of Top Gun graduates for a specialized mission the likes of which no living pilot has ever seen, Maverick encounters Lt. Bradley Bradshaw (Miles Teller), call sign: “Rooster,” the son of Maverick’s late friend and Radar Intercept Officer Lt. Nick Bradshaw, aka “Goose.”

Facing an uncertain future and confronting the ghosts of his past, Maverick is drawn into a confrontation with his own deepest fears, culminating in a mission that demands the ultimate sacrifice from those who will be chosen to fly it.

– Paramount Pictures

Of course, Goose’s son’s call sign is Rooster… and Maverick is the one to mentor him. Maaaan, in every which way, get ready for to fly into the Danger Zone one more time!

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Stephen & Robbie Amell Co-Star In Sci-Fi Drama/Thriller “Code 8” (Trailer)

So I am finally getting around to watching “Crisis On Infinite Earths” DC crossover TV event on the CW, realizing that this is the last hoorah for Stephen Amell as the Green Arrow… wondering what he was gonna do next and… Then I catch this trailer in my Facebook wall stream.

Yep, Stephen is gonna be just fine. So will his cousin Robbie Amell (true Arrowverse fans will remember him playing Ronald Raymond, 1/2 of F.I.R.E.S.T.O.R.M. on “Flash” for a bit).

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A Inside Look At The Massive Tyler Perry Studios (Video)

Huge, massive, gigantic, impressive… As Andre 3000 quipped, “The South’s got something to say”… Specifically, the ATL does, and Tyler Perry’s compound allows one to make that something… a BIG something! Bring your checkbook though. This is the big time. Let’s check out the layout and see just how big.

Today we take you to Atlanta, Georgia, to tour the sprawling Tyler Perry Studios. Home to productions like Marvel’s “Black Panther” and AMC Networks’ “The Walking Dead,” the self-made entertainment legend’s production compound is larger than Warner Bros. and Walt Disney’s Burbank studios combined. 12 newly-dedicated sound stages are joined by an entire back lot neighborhood called “Maxineville,” featuring a perfect replica of Madea’s house. Tyler Perry Studios is the centerpiece of Georgia’s burgeoning film industry and a testament to the vision, success, and generosity of its founder.
– Architectural Digest

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The Latest “Bad Boys For Life” Trailer Is Packed… With Action And Hilarity! (Trailer)

Got another trailer for that new “Bad Boys For Life” flick FINALLY hitting theater screens next year.

January can’t come soon enough!!
Will Smith

Agreed, Will. Agreed indeed!

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Understatement Of The Millennium: ‘Queen & Slim’ Will Never Forget Their First Date (Video)

Shiiiiiid! Damn right I am gonna catch this flick! Thought I wasn’t when I was??

I mean… ehem… I am excited to see such scintillating cinema see the light of projection onto silver screens. Should be an incredible viewing experience.

(F–k that sh-t mane! Black Bonnie & Clyde here got me HYPED!! Check out the latest trailer.)

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Jadakiss – “ME” (Short Film)

This is INSANE!!!

Jadakiss dropped this short film on Friday, too?? The man’s got a movie so that banger “ME” would have something to be a ‘soundtrack’ to???? Answer is yes and YES!

And to your third question… Of course the short film is dope!

(Watch to the end. You will see why it’s not just a ‘long music video.’)

EARLIER POST: JADAKISS – ME (AUDIO)

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Ride together. Die together. One Last Time… “Bad Boys For Life” (Trailer)

The third, and apparently final, installment of the ‘Bad Boys’ franchise… at least with lead co-stars Martin and Will.

The Bad Boys Mike Lowrey (Will Smith) and Marcus Burnett (Martin Lawrence) are back together for one last ride in the highly anticipated Bad Boys For Life.
– Sony Pictures Entertainment

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Richard Jewell: The World Will Know His Name And The Truth (Trailer)

Talk about ‘no good deed going unpunished’… Not sure if the trailer is leading us away from the real plot twist of this flick, but if the authorities always consider the one who reports the crime their prime suspect… well, they can’t be mad at folks not wanting to tell them anything.

Clint Eastwood directing is a great sign. This movie will be good! Looks like a solid cast, too.

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‘The Marion Stokes Project’ Looks At A Woman Who Recorded 30 Years Of How We Looked In American Media (Trailer)

Interesting. If the press, or media, provides a ‘first draft of history,’ what can we say about this lady… who recording EVERYTHING media?

For over 30 years, Marion Stokes obsessively and privately recorded American television news twenty-four hours a day. A civil rights-era radical who became fabulously wealthy and reclusive later in life, her obsession started with the Iranian Hostage Crisis in 1979—at the dawn of the twenty-four hour news cycle. It ended on December 14, 2012 as the Sandy Hook massacre played on television while Marion passed away. In between, Marion filled 70,000 VHS tapes, capturing revolutions, wars, triumphs, catastrophes, bloopers, talk shows and commercials that show us how television shaped the world of today and in the process tell us who we were.

A mystery in the form of a time capsule, RECORDER delves into the strange life of a woman for whom home taping was a form of activism to protect the truth (the public didn’t know it, but the networks had been disposing their archives for decades into the trashcan of history) and though her visionary and maddening project nearly tore her family apart, her extraordinary legacy is priceless.

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The Last App She May Ever Download, “Countdown” Comes To Theaters October 25th (Trailer)

Nope, nope, naw hell!!

I remember that commercial that talked about that phone number you could call to find out when you were going to die. No way I was calling then… no way I would download this sh!t now. Yeah, yeah, ha ha, laugh and say, “It’s just a movie all you want” but nah…

In COUNTDOWN, when a young nurse (Elizabeth Lail) downloads an app that claims to predict exactly when a person is going to die, it tells her she only has three days to live. With time ticking away and death closing in, she must find a way to save her life before time runs out.
– STX Entertainment

Y’all tell me how this flick was #Shook #NotAshamedToAdmit

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