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Rodney King (Netflix Trailer)

Spike Lee with another Joint. Can you believe it has been 25 years since the uprising over the “Rodney King” verdict (that exonerated the LAPD cops that beat the F**K out of him)? Given recent events, you likely think: ‘Damn. It has been 25 years since we thought the police beatdowns should have been over… and they STILL aren’t over.’ Watch this trailer and get ready for another hot-blooded summer, courtesy of Netflix and Spike Lee.

His story shook the world and lit LA on fire. Now it comes to life in a powerful one-man show.

Compelling presentation & performance by Roger Guenveur Smith.

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Tupac – “Dear Mama” (J. Period Remix)


In the wake of Tupac birthday commemorations across the world of Hip-Hop, J. Period remixes a ‘Pac classic, “Dear Mama.” Take a listen. And if the music sounds familiar to you, good ear! Nas used it on “The Message” from 1996’s “It Was Written.”

The remixed track herald’s the “Holler If Ya Hear Me” (Remixed) project – due out June 24, 2014 – and the Kenny Leon-directed Broadway musical “Holler If Ya Hear Me” (starring Saul Williams). You can purchase tickets for the musical at


Finding Fela (Mini-Documentary)

Shout and respect to OKPlayer for posting on this gem first! “Finding Fela” is Alex Gibney‘s chronicling of the life and legend of foundational Afrobeat icon Fela Kuti. After a successful showing at the 2014 Sundance Festival, “Fela” is taking its show across the U.S. There’s behind-the-scenes OkayAfrica footage of “Finding Fela” in the above video; as well screening dates and venues, after the jump. Check it above.

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L. Ron Hubbard’s Great-Grandson Spills The Family Secrets Detailing How Scientology Started (Video)

One of my personal philosophies is to ‘Question Everything’. I’m not a person who is big on religion, but I’m big on Karma, love, & spirituality. This story from the great-grandson of L. Ron Hubbard should remind people to keep thinking for themselves in every aspect.

“You wanna know how you really get rich? Start a religion.”
Jamie DeWolf, recalling the words of his great-grandfather L. Ron Hubbard (Founder of Scientology)

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