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Watch The Most Thorough In-Depth Analysis & ‘Easter Egg Hunt’ Ever Done On “The Matrix” (Video)

WOW! Now I need to get my hands on ALL the extended Matrix universe literature… and watch that ‘Ghost In The Shell’ anime.

The Matrix Full Movie Rewatch & Analysis! What hidden details did you miss from The Matrix when it premiered 20 years ago, and how did it influence all action & sci-fi cinema from Inception to John Wick? By popular demand, Erik Voss rewatches The Matrix (1999) for a scene-by-scene, in-depth breakdown, exploring the deeper philosophy of the Wachowskis’ cyberpunk concepts and secret subliminal messages that are only now being discovered. How does The Matrix opening scene discreetly foreshadow the major reveals later in the film — Cypher’s betrayal, Agent Smith’s uniqueness, and the movie’s groundbreaking action with wire-stunts, martial arts, firearm choreography, and “bullet time?” In what ways does The Matrix parallel its primary inspiration, Ghost in the Shell (1995)? And does The Matrix deserve its revered status, or was it merely overthought gun porn for anime-lovers who wear sunglasses inside Hot Topic? (What a dumb question!)
– New Rockstars

Full disclosure: I was really looking to see if Erik would at least mention the sista (Sophia Stewart) that said she came up with the whole idea for The Matrix. Nope. Wondered what ever came of all the legal biz? Oh well, this is still a great watch!

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Learn Some British Slang Terminology From Idris Elba (Video)

Gotta admit. It still kind of throws me to hear Idris switch from ‘American’ to ‘English English’ in his manner of speaking. Now here he is giving us some insider info on Brit style speech.

Idris Elba teaches you British slang words, from ting and fit to apples and Alan.
– Vanity Fair

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Activism: Per Dr. King’s Request, Where Is Our ‘Check,’ America? (Video)

Shout to the homie Mack Friday for resharing this, keeping it going. I would post this ANY DAY OF THE YEAR. It just happens to be Black History Month. So yeah, let’s say that’s the reason. Feel free to share this with anyone who just cannot understand why Black people are still ‘crying foul’ over slavery that happened so long ago.

America was built off the back of slaves. This wealth created did not disappear after the “Great Emancipation” neither was it shared with the new Black citizens of America. It remained with colonizers and their decedents creating a wealth disparity that we still see TODAY.
– The Great Griot

No late pass needed. This clip will be on point forever… because TRUTH! Watch, discuss, and share. Stay woke, and wake up everyone around you. Make sure everyone watches this to the end. Let MLK Jr.’s words on reparations be heard #ComingToGetOurCheck

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Eric Bischoff’s TEDxNaperville Talk On ‘The News Mimicking Pro Wrestling’ (Video)

Hang on through the beginning, speaker Eric Bischoff has some points to make. But like all good ‘sports entertainment’ there is a setup before the ‘real’ match gets started. And watch for the ‘swerve.’

Yes. The news is more like ‘rasslin than we thought. Let Eric explain.

Professional Wrestling and Political News Media have become the ultimate tag team, both utilizing the exact same techniques and formula’s for a very specific outcome. And the outcome is not what you think it is… In 1991, Turner Broadcasting’s World Championship Wrestling (WCW) recruited Eric as an on-camera talent. His entrepreneurial instincts and interests quickly propelled him from talent through the corporate ranks to become WCW’s President in 1998. Before leaving Turner Broadcasting in 1999, Eric had established WCW as the leader in the sports/entertainment category and is largely credited for re-inventing the professional wrestling genre. Eric also created the New World Order (nWo) brand for the TNT Network and was responsible for growing licensing, merchandising, pay-per-view, and live event business units by more than $325M. In 2002, he joining longtime competitor Vince McMahon to be an on-air character on the highly successful USA Network Series “RAW”.
– TEDx Talks

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Started As Some Colonies, Now We’re Here… As A Corporation (Video)

If you hang out with folks in the States who claim Moor as nationality, they might have hipped you to something like this. Or at least tried. Perhaps you really did not take in the knowledge because it was not echoed elsewhere. Well, not trying to proselytize anyone, but here’s a ‘truth echo’ right here. Study, look into things, and THINK for yourSELF!

Plain and simple America is a Corporation since 1871 with the Act of 1871. Finalized in 1938. Rockefellers in the United States. The Rothschilds in England. They own and run the Federal Reserve the Central bank of England and the United Nations is run by them. They both finance WAR for both sides to keep the lies going and but the Corporations are broke. Everything with Syria, Russia, USA and soon to be China falls under this to enslave us with Agenda2030 that was Agenda21 www.republicoftheunitedstates.org GO now!!
– TruthnotWar2115

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Advice: Jay Shetty Proclaims That You Can Still Win… Rejection Is Just ‘Redirection’ (Video)

Reflect, refuel, and refocus…
If a door doesn’t open, it’s not your door!

Man! This Jay Shetty guy is preaching a WORD today!! Chuuch! Rejection is someone else’s decision. Whether I quit or not, that is MY decision. And I cannot quit on myself. Neither can you: You do NOT have permission. Especially if you are Hip-Hop!
#ItDontStop #KeepItPushing

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Watch Neil deGrasse Tyson ‘Science the SH!T’ Out Of 3 Movies (Video)

Neil already dropped science on Hollywood in a post we shared on here (on “Interstellar”). Now, watch Dr. Tyson do it to the fullest on three more flicks.

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Black Thought Speaks On His Favorite Kool G. Rap Verse (Video)

‘Road To The Riches’ is one of my favorite verses of all-time too.

Black Thought breaks down his favorite verse from Kool G Rap’s “Road to the Riches” in our series.
– Pitchfork

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Why “40 Acres And A Mule” Is No Longer Enough Reparations For Black Americans (Video)

Word on the street, dirt road… hell, everywhere… is that that 40 acres and a mule promised to Black folks in the United States… IS. NOT. COMING. And even if it was, it would NOT be enough to ‘catch us up’ and make things fair & square for how far slavery, Jim Crow, and follow-on disenfranchisement has set people of color (esp. Black people in America) back. The ‘why’ behind this is skillfully “Decoded” above in this throwback episode.

Out of 536 billionaires in the USA, only 3 are Black. Why the stark racial divide? Well, it’s complicated, but it turns out our history of racism has a lot to do with it. From segregated schools that receive less funding in property taxes, to the history of redlining Black homeowners, to the long history of slavery, oppression, and segregation, White families were accumulating wealth. That “old money” has provided the capital for the modern-day billionaires, and even average-income white families, to stay significantly ahead of Black Americans. So how can we fix the wealth divide in America?
– MTV Decoded

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How Cousins Removed Fit On Your Family Tree (Video)

Ever wonder how that ‘first cousin’ vs. ‘cousin once removed’ thing works in your extended family. Well, I found a video that can answer all the questions on that. But if you decide to do what I do, and just call most folks at your next family reunion ‘cousin’ or ‘cuz’… I completely understand and support that. Because this explanation can get confusing real quick.

What’s a third cousin twice removed? Do great parents exist?
– DONG

That ‘great parent’ line though… just watch.

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Can Saving Too Many Lives Lead To Overpopulation? (Video)

Wow. Sounds like a cold question to even ask, but with going on 7 billion people on Earth… and scarcer and scarcer resources… Well, let’s see what one of the world’s smartest has to say about it.

Bill Gates explains his answer to the tough question from this year’s Annual Letter: “Does saving kids’ lives lead to overpopulation?”

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Catch Me If You Can: Frank Speaks With Google (Video)

Late pass but this is interesting. Yep, words from the guy that was the focus of the “Catch Me If You Can” movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio and the USA series “White Collar.”

For Google’s Security and Privacy Month, we are honored to present the real Frank Abagnale, Renowned Cybersecurity And Fraud Prevention Expert, Bestselling Author & Subject of Catch Me If You Can.

His transformation from one of the world’s most notorious con men to an international cybersecurity expert trusted by the FBI has been mythologized in film and literature – but the takeaways he shares are the real deal.

– Talks at Google

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Do You Even Know How Rich Bill Gates Is? No, You Don’t. Let Neil deGrasse Tyson Explain (Video)

I’m charmed by the fact that the ‘patron saint of geeks’ is the richest man in the world.
Neil deGrasse Tyson

Wow. Just… wow. And this was back in 2016 (yeah, gimme that ‘late pass’). Probably only gotten richer since then.

Neil deGrasse Tyson Explains Just How Wealthy Bill Gates Is
– Science Today

Guaranteed you haven’t thought of it like this #BetMoney

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Robert Reich Raises The Question: Is Trump The Worst President In History? (Video)

Wonder how he really feels. Joking! There is no doubt about Reich’s position on President Trump’s performance and his place among the ranks of U.S. Presidents throughout the country’s history.

America has had its share of crooks (Warren G. Harding, Richard Nixon), bigots (Andrew Jackson, James Buchanan), and incompetents (Andrew Johnson, George W. Bush). But never before Donald Trump have we had a president who combined all these nefarious qualities.
Robert Reich

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Mark Ronson Speaks On How Sampling Transformed Music (Video)

Okay, grant me a late pass on this one, but this a dope TED Talk on sampling and the evolution of modern music. Presented by Mark Ronson.

Sampling isn’t about “hijacking nostalgia wholesale,” says Mark Ronson. It’s about inserting yourself into the narrative of a song while also pushing that story forward. Watch the DJ scramble 15 TED Talks into an audio-visual omelette, and trace the evolution of “La Di Da Di,” Doug E. Fresh and Slick Rick’s 1984 hit that has been reimagined for every generation since.
– TED

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When Designing A City, Maybe We Should Get Kids’ Input. After All, It Will Be Theirs Soon Enough (Video)

You know that song by Whitney that goes, “I believe that children are our future”… Put that on play in your mind as the backing track for this TEDx Talk.

As adults, we think of kids as “future citizens.” Their ideas and opinions will matter someday, but not today — there must be a reason the voting age is 18, right? But kids make up 25% of the population — shouldn’t we include them in some important conversations? In this inspiring talk, urban planner Mara Mintzer wonders what would happen if we let children design our cities. Mara Mintzer is a founder and the director of Growing Up Boulder.
– TEDx Talks

Makes sense. The kids will ‘inherit’ these cities. Maybe they should have say so.

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Science: Heather Berlin Asks, “Who Is Your Brain?” (Video)

Interesting! Check out this TEDx Talk from Dr. Heather Berlin – neuroscientist, spouse of consciousness rapper Baba Brinkman, and mother of a new ‘experiment in diapers.’

Dr. Berlin examines the relationship between the brain and mind, with a focus on borderline personality disorder. She looks at the neurological basis of identity, taking apart the stigmas that are often attached to mental illness.

By understanding how disordered minds construct a sense of self, we can gain insight into the selves that each of us creates through our choices and interactions with the world.”

– TEDx Talks

Hmm… the Doc’s got content on PBS and Discovery and off Broadway. Yup. Now she is on my radar!

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Why White People Should NOT Use The N-Word, Even If Black People ‘Use It All The Time’ (Video)

Ta-Nehisi Coates with no malice or attempt at ‘points scored’… but this is a plain and simple explanation of why the n-word is “NOT” when it comes to White people speaking the word.

Context is key.

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Dr. Charshee McIntyre Lectures On The History & Science Of Afrikans and Native Americans (Video)

Strength, beauty, honor, AND knowledge! Pay attention as Dr. Charshee McIntyre breaks it down in spite of diagnoses that would have many think she is ‘diseased’… Nah, she is in a constant state ‘dis ease’ (as in, “ill at ease”). Through her lineage, Afrikan and Native American (Cherokee-Choctaw in her instance), she speaks truth to her (read: our) existence and how we have diminished our humanity.

Dr. McIntyre gets deeper in depth in her lecture above. Rep. Maxine Waters popularized ‘reclaiming my time’… Dr. McIntyre implores us all to ‘claim our heritage’ and reclaim OUR humanity!

Yes, OUR humanity – Black, Red, White – all coming out of Africa… all intermingled genetically now. Traced back many, many millennia to The Motherland.

(Oh, and several historical myths are getting blown up in here. Sorry, not sorry, Columbus!)

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Theo E.J. Wilson’s TED Talk About Insights He Gained From Infiltrating The Alt-Right (Video)

“I became Lucius25, White supremacist lurker, and digitally I began to infiltrate the infamous alt-right movement.”
Theo E.J. Wilson

Interesting point Wilson makes not too far in. The things we see online today are fed to us by an algorithm that determines what we might buy, and what we want to see & hear, and feeds us mre and more of that… and just that. So liberal feed fed Theo comes up with the idea of creating Lucius25 super-racist, and troll those who would troll him.

And he came to a new understanding about it all. Very interesting watch!

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