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Speech: Ice Cube’s Remarks At John Witherspoon’s Funeral (Video)

Man. ‘Craig’ HAD to speak on ‘Pops’ passing. It’s only right. RIP John Witherspoon #RIPPOPS

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Killer Mike Declares, Loudly, That “Black People Aren’t Ready For Revolution!” (Video)

Killer Mike making the revolutionary rounds. Beating his drum for real revolution… and why we ain’t ready. SELF reliance is key. If revolution tears DOWN the system, but we are reliant ON the system, how will we survive he revolution?

Powerful share by Dr. Boyce Watkins.

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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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Issa Rae Pays Tribute To Denzel Washington (Video)

Every man… THE man and that man! I heard that Issa. But no cap, YOU are that woman! And sis, you and that dress are a match made to light my FIRE! Respek on the name Denzel Washington for certain. But can I get a “HAVE MERCY!” for our sexy speaker Issa Rae?

Issa Rae talks about Denzel Washington at the 47th AFI Life Achievement Award Gala Tribute on June 6, 2019 at the Dolby Theatre. The AFI LIFE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: A TRIBUTE TO DENZEL WASHINGTON aired on Thursday, June 20, at 10:00 PM (ET/PT) on TNT. Sister network Turner Classic Movies (TCM) will also air the special in October 2019, during a night of programming dedicated to Washington’s work.
– American Film Institute

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Minister Louis Farrakhan Speaks In Honor Of Nipsey Hussle At The Marathon Clothing Store (Video)

He smoked reefer. Me, too.

How dope is this! The Minister came to speak life where it was taken. Real talk. The realest. I (and you, I’m sure) keep finding that we miss Nipsey Hussle more and more each day… at least for now. Beautiful words. Lyrical. In celebration of Hussle the hood inspiration #RIPNIP

The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan speaks on Nipsey Hussle at The Marathon Clothing Store in Los Angeles, California on April 10, 2019.
The Nation Of Islam

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Nipsey Hussle’s Memorial Service: Black Sam’s Speech (Video)

Courtesy All Ohio TV.

Get your full issues of tissues because you will cry real tears here. Truly touching and REAL speech from Nipsey’s brother Black Sam. You will feel pain, and joy, and remorse, and pride by the time this clip is done. What a legacy Black Sam speaks life to. And it is not done. The Marathon Continues!

And the whole service is embedded after the jump, courtesy PBS NewsHour. Yes, Nipsey got full coverage on PBS like be was Mr. Rogers. He kind of was. RIP to Neighborhood Nip from Crenshaw and Slauson.

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DMC Has A Message For The DJs & Fans At Mobile Beat Las Vegas (Video)

Shout to Gerald Olivari with BV Mobile Apps for sharing this awesomeness from DMC.

Y’all (fans, us included) have been showing love to DMC for decades. So, he has to keep getting on stages and wrecking ’em. And he’s TIRED. Whew!

(HAAA! What a wonderful problem to have, right? Keep going, Darryl Mac! We love you, man!)

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Advice: Les Brown Declares That It ‘Pays to Be Hungry’ (Video)

Les Brown… if you want to do anything worthwhile in life, you’ve got to be HUNGRY!!!
Mr. Washington

We’re almost clear of the “resolution season,” so this isn’t about making you want to make one… and motivation to do so, or to see one you’ve already made through, has to well up from within. So, no, inspirational speaker Les Brown is not speaking on this to give you goals.

However, by the time the clip is over, you really should be thinking about them and how hard you WILL go for them starting NOW!

Les Brown is considered to be one of the greatest speakers the world has ever seen. But growing up labeled ‘educable mentally retarded’ made it virtually impossible for him to get there. Young, ready and hungry, Les Brown reveals how he scored his dream job in the most impossible way.
– Goalcast

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Dwayne Johnson Speaks On Starting From The ‘Rock Bottom,’ Going To The Top & Fighting To Stay There (Video)

At some point, you gotta be f**king tired of not being number one… and you gotta f**king play angry. And I play ANGRY!

What I like most about this… Dwayne is telling us what HE went through, what HE is going for, and what works for HIM! And all the motivation from it, therefore, has to be coming from a place where his purest intentions are kept.

Whew! Listen.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Most Inspiring Speech (Video)

I hate Plan B.

Wow. Governor Terminator aka Arnold Schwarzenegger gave an inspiring speech that ‘broke the internet’ and I almost missed it. Trust, it’s good. It will make you want to take the advice he gives with regard to the keys to success… WORK YOUR AZZ OFF!

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Sports Commentator Jemele Hill Speaks On Her Challenging Upbringing & Being An Advocate For Rape Survivors (Video)

Okay, Jemele Hill has a firm, fixed position on my ‘can get it’ list. No question. No fight over that wanted or needed. Wokeness and sexiness all in one thick mocha shake. Whew!

Now that ‘Three One Three’ short she is rocking… y’all might have to fight my homie BIGCRAZ313 over that.

Okay, but for real. What an insightful clip! I will definitely be on the lookout for other clips from this sit-down with Jemele to share.

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Dave Chappelle Speaks On Ethics And The Relevance Of What He Did NOT Do (Video)

What was that? You wish there was more Dave Chappelle content posted on here? Well, what a coincidence 😉

In a rare interview, comedian Dave Chappelle tells “CBS This Morning” co-host Gayle King about why he is connecting with a part of his family history at Allen University in Columbia, South Carolina. His great-grandfather, Bishop William David Chappelle, was a former President at the University.
– CBS This Morning

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Speech: Dave Chappelle Accepts Harvard’s WEB DuBois Honor (Video)

That’s what makes us Chappelles great… WE KNOW WHEN TO QUIT!

Not before at least ONE more standup special though. He said so above.

In general, more Dave Cha-P please. Indeed! Check out the full stream of his acceptance speech for an award from Harvard. GREAT speech! Great introduction, too.

And just LOOK at the folks Dave is on stage with. WOW! Some awesome company.

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Barack Obama Is Campaigning For Your Vote This November. And It Is More Important Than Ever (Video)

Heart jumped when you read the title, right? Well, of course, President Obama is not running for the White House; the November vote having no bearing on the U.S. Presidency at all. However, he does want every American to vote this Fall. And he tells you why it is so important to do so; even though it is not for him, or for a new President… It is for YOU!

If you still don’t think the midterms will affect you, Barack Obama is back to spell out just how important they are.
– NowThis Opinions

Especially reaching out to the youngest voters. So many did not show at the polls.

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Colin Kaepernick Explains Why He Took A Knee (Video)

People sometimes forget that love is at the root of our resistance.

Yeah. That part.

Watch and listen to Colin Kaepernick explain (again) exactly why he took a knee, what he is taking a stand on, and why other like-minded people should, have, and should continue to challenge racial injustice.

#TakeAKnee #StandWithKaep

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Colbert Commenting On President Trump’s Mother’s Day Speech And Walking Back His Position On China (Video)

ROAST!! It’s hard being The President. Period. But when he tosses lobs for Colbert to knock out the park like this… Hilarity will ensue. Another funny Trump-filled monologue.

The President channeled “West Side Story” while defending his hypocritical directive to help China’s phone giant, ZTE, to “get back in business.”
– The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

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Chadwick Boseman’s Uplifting Commencement Address To Howard University’s Class Of 2018 (Video)

Better to find PURPOSE than a JOB. PURPOSE drives you to make a mark on HISTORY! A JOB is how you make a living. Preach that truth brother Boseman! Hear (and feel) the words of the Howard University alum giving his address to the most recent graduates from his alma mater, The Hilltop aka #WakandaUniversity

Stop what you’re doing and watch Chadwick Boseman give powerful advice to the class of 2018.
– NowThis

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Michelle Wolf’s WHCA Dinner Speech Was Loaded With Shots For President Trump, Who Was Not In The Audience… Again (Video)

“Of course, Trump isn’t here… I would drag him here myself, but it turns out that The President is the one p**sy you’re not allowed to grab.”

Woo hooo hoooo! Watch this and see why President Trump likely skipped the White House Correspondents Association’s (WHCA) annual dinner for the second year in row. Michelle Wolf’s speech was that kind of funny fiery oratory that had enough heat to roast the entire room! The Donald wants no part of anything like that. Watch.

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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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Kendick Lamar Kicks Off The Grammys With An Incredible Performance (Video)

You probably heard about Kendrick’s phenomenal Grammy Awards performance. But there’s nothing like hearing and seeing it (and seeing it again, if you have already)!

Plus… how cool is it to just have Bono & The Edge (from U2) do a walk-through during your live set? Answer: VERY!

Plus, plus… A heartfelt acceptance speech (you know, for getting the Grammy for this year’s Best Rap Album)… after the jump!

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