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The David Banner Podcast | Dr. Anthony Browder Parts 1 & 2 | Ep. 49-50 (Video)

Man, doesn’t that “My Uzi” hit extra hard at the start of this episode? POWERFUL like whoa and yo! And an apropos way to start the show, as Dr. Anthony Browder joins David Banner for an enriching info-PACKED two-parter.

Growing up in Chicago and making his way to the banks of Luxor, Egypt, the David Banner podcasts introduces you to esteemed guest Anthony Browder, the first African American man to fund and coordinate an archaeological dig in Egypt. This episode walks us through the oldest documented civilization and helps us to understand how obtaining forbidden knowledge can help us unlock our truth and live a better life after life.
– ABANNERVISION

Start with Part 1 above. And get the other half of the podcast coverage, Part 2, after the jump!

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Atlanta Area Dr. Thomas Cowan MD On The Corona Virus (Video)

Viruses are simply excretions of a toxic cell… They are not the cause of anything.

Not trying to make up your mind for you about this latest COVID thing. Make up your own mind. But take a look and listen at this clip first. Because SCIENCE and LOGIC!

Dr. Thomas Cowan, M.D. hypothesizes that Coronavirus may be history repeating itself and caused by 5G. Shot at the Health And Human Rights Summit in Tucson, Arizona on March 12, 2020. Camera, sound and editing by Joshua Coleman.

Dr. Cowan writes more about this topic here…

– Parents For Healthcare Rights

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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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Neil Degrasse Tyson Separates Myth From Fact & Speaks On The Coronavirus (Video)

Of course, Sway is gonna have the go-to smart Brother speak on the Coronavirus when he comes through. How could he not? Shout to Dr. Neil Degrasse Tyson for always bringing light, logic and a bit of levity to even the most touchy matters #ButNoTouchingNowadays #SocialDistancing

In our recent interview with Neil Degrasse Tyson, he talked about the new season of The Cosmos, breaks down the falsehood of the theories that humans use only 10% of their brains, and how genetics can pass down intellectual and physical attributes.
SWAY’S UNIVERSE

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Black History: Her ‘GIF’ To The World! Online Visual Media Would Not Be The Same With Lisa Gelobter’s Work (Video)

Man, look. For her work on Shockwave alone she gets the head nod AND a soul clap!

Computer scientist Lisa Gelobter worked on several path-breaking products in the technology industry, including Hulu, Shockwave and online video. Once the chief digital service officer at the U.S. Department of Education, Gelobter will go down in history as a scientist who took the tech world to another level.

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Black History: That Scintillating Live Sports Commentary… Thank Professor James E. West For That (Mic Drop!) [Video]

You know how some terms seem made up? Like when a mechanic says the solenoid switch failed… First reaction is like ‘Psssshhtt! Who you tryna fool, fool?’ Yeah. Now doesn’t ‘electric transducer’ sound made up? Like a “Back To The Future” flux capacitor or something? Well, it’s real… the transducer, that is. And it made a real difference in broadcast media.

In 1962, professor James E. West developed the electric transducer, technology that is used in 90% of microphones today, including at sporting events all over the world.

Oh… and Prof. West had a whole lot more patents than that one for the transducer.

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Black History: Dr. George Grant Invented The Wooden Golf Tee & Changed The Game (Video)

It’s the little things, the simple things, that mean everything. And it doesn’t get much ‘littler’ than a golf tee, which (it can be argued) is petty much everything to a golf game. I mean, we even start the game that way: Tee off!

The Undefeated: Watch how Dr. George Grant’s golf tee invention still makes a difference For Black History Month, The Undefeated honors this great inventor.

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Black History: Black Hockey Players… Old News. Black Polo Players… Say What? (Video)

When you watch this, substitute references to ‘polo’ with football, basketball, rap music… the stuff we’re supposed to be into… and you’ll start to really get it; and why the kids that succeed in polo would likely succeed in any endeavor given a chance to fall in love with and be good at it!

In Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park, young people have found a path, and purpose, through polo. In Why I Play, The Undefeated documents the journeys of two young trailblazers who have dominated a sport that has long been considered an exclusive country club pursuit of privilege for centuries, while exploring the role youth sports play in the Black community as a means of opportunity and empowerment.

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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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Three Pro Football Players On Holding The Number 1 Spot: The Struggle Of The Black Quarterback (Video)

Good coverage and perspectives offered by The Undefeated in this piece. Maybe y’all remember (maybe not) Doug Williams coming from getting beat up with the [orange, really orange] Tampa Bay Bucs for YEARS in the League… to taking the Washington Redskins to the Super Bowl AND winning (with a bum leg) in one year… AND retiring and taking over for one of college football’s greatest coaches EVER, Eddie Robinson, at Grambling University… now that’s a “QuarterBlack” (published in 1990, link to Amazon here) story. Barely talked about.

And the struggle continues. But first, a bit more history… Don’t let them forget, we’ve always had Black QB’s that were the ‘ish!

The first wave of successful Black quarterbacks gave this entire generation of stars the role models they needed – but few know the actual struggles that these legends had to overcome behind the scenes. In conversations with The Undefeated’s senior NFL writer Jason Reid, these legends discuss their journey and how they each played a unique part of the evolution: Warren Moon going from undrafted to the Hall of Fame, Randall Cunningham being able to embrace his athletic style and Donovan McNabb on the 1999 draft class that saw three players drafted in top 10.
– THE UNDEFEATED

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DJ J-Live – “Sounds of ’68” (A Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Holiday Mix) [Mixtape]

DOPE! Super DOPE!

Extended celebration of the Day of the KING! Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on reeeewind! Lean in and listen to The Reverend speak on ‘coming to get our check’… then lean back and groove to the smooth sounds of ’68… when the King walked among us and marched with and for us.

Mucho ‘spect to J-Live for doing this holiday mix up right!

DJ J-LIVE – SOUNDS OF ’68 (A REV. DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING HOLIDAY MIX) [MIXTAPE]

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Technology: How A.I. Is Making it Easier to Kill You (Video)

You know, if we invent the instrument(s) of our own destruction, it will be really hard for who or whatever is left to generate ‘pity’ for our species. Because it isn’t like we could not see it coming. Wow!

A tank that drives itself. A drone that picks its own targets. A machine gun with facial recognition software. Sounds like science fiction? A.I. fueled weapons are already here.
– The New York Times

Great (and very scary) perspectives shared, including showing how human history has held to a consistent theme with respect to the way we try to wage war ‘better.’

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Colton Dunn Tells The Story Of “Rapper’s Delight”… Drunk (Video)

Not just Drunk History. Drunk Hip-Hop History! I already like the show, but this episode… all the more awesome!

In the early days of hip-hop, Sylvia Robinson assembled the Sugarhill Gang to record the world-changing song “Rapper’s Delight.”
– Comedy Central

Big Bank Hank aka ‘The Rapping Pizza Guy.’ Haaaa!

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The History & Evolution Of The NFL (Video)

Knew some of this stuff (things later in the historical timeline), but many of these backstories are interesting to learn. Having perspective is always good, especially a clear perspective of history.

Ever wonder how the NFL got to be where it is today? Sit back, relax, and enjoy the Evolution of the NFL.

The NFL Throwback is your home for all things NFL history.

– NFL Throwback

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History: Rare Footage Of Famed Scientist George Washington Carver (Video)

Fascinating!

My Grandpa (T. C. Cottrell) actually knew Dr. Carver. In fact, he gave Grandpa several of hair tonic treatments… right there on the Tuskegee Institute (way before it became Tuskegee University) campus back, back in the day! A bit of Carver & Cottrell history for you.

Now, I have been to the Museum several times. I even worked as a student research assistant for the Carver Foundation on Campus over several summers back in my teen years. But this footage, showing a bit of the LEGENDARY scientist/inventor as he lived, gives me chills… and swells of pride.

After all, I am Tuskegee, through and through. And so is this!

Originally shared on the US National archives website, this appears to be some of the only surviving color footage of famed inventor George Washington Carver (1860s-1943). Photographed here in and around his home at Tuskegee University by Dr. Cornelius Allen Alexander.
– reelblack

READ: LEGACY OF GEORGE WASHINGTON CARVER (IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY)

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Arnold Schwarzenegger Speaks On His Most Iconic Characters Over The Years (Video)

Arnold Schwarzenegger almost… almost… ruined his most memorable line EVER. When Arnold was like, “I will be back,” James Cameron was like… “NO!” Hahaa!

Arnold Schwarzenegger breaks down his most iconic characters, including his roles in ‘The Terminator,’ ‘The Terminator 2: Judgement Day,’ ‘Predator,’ ‘Batman & Robin,’ ‘Pumping Iron,’ ‘Conan the Barbarian,’ ‘Twins,’ ‘Kindergarten Cop,’ ‘Jingle All the Way,’ ‘Total Recall,’ ‘True Lies’ and ‘Terminator: Dark Fate.’
– GQ

A Hogan’s Heroes remake though… Arnold would be PERFECT for that! Are you listening Hollywood?

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David Copperfield Speaks On His Most Iconic Magic Tricks Over The Years (Video)

Interesting to hear from the ‘big magic man’… Growing up, I was more of a fan of Doug Henning (who I called the ‘little magic man’ since his tricks were less grandiose, but the cameras were allowed to go EVERYWHERE during his shows).

Legendary magician David Copperfield breaks down his most iconic illusions, including making The Statue of Liberty disappear, escaping from Alcatraz and more.
– GQ

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This Thanksgiving In Theaters: Tom Hanks Asks, “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” (Trailer)

Best. Casting. EVER! Get your issue of tissues, because the sweet memories of Mister Rogers alone might bring a tear to your eyes. Just imagine what is gonna happen when the Oscar-winning Tom Hanks brings him back to life on the big screen.

Tom Hanks portrays Mister Rogers in A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, a timely story of kindness triumphing over cynicism, based on the true story of a real-life friendship between Fred Rogers and journalist Tom Junod. After a jaded magazine writer (Emmy winner Matthew Rhys) is assigned a profile of Fred Rogers, he overcomes his skepticism, learning about empathy, kindness, and decency from America’s most beloved neighbor.
– Sony Pictures Entertainment

Good story to tell. Guaranteed good ticket for a film to tug at the heartstrings.

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The Story Behind Little Brother’s Debut Album, “The Listening” (Documentary)

When you hear them together, it sounds right…

This is how dope documentaries get done! Okay, so at 11 minutes it’s more like a mini-doc… but just right. Frame the story as a ‘making of’ but drop all kinds of gems and jewels of history (group and Hip-Hop) along the way.

Started in a college dorm room by a group of North Carolina Central students in 2001, the Justus League collective and offshoot trio Little Brother defined the sound of Durham Hip-Hop for years to come, constructing a style altogether distinct from everything to the north and south. This level of innovation turned heads with some of Hip-Hop’s biggest names, and the members of Little Brother (9th Wonder, Big Pooh and Phonte) have gone on to work with superstars like Kanye West, Kendrick Lamar, Drake, Jay-Z, Dr. Dre and Questlove, who appears in the documentary.
– N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources

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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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