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Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Hosts “Finding Your Roots” For A 4th Season On PBS (Trailer)

Whenever you see/hear a politician or group of protestors talk about cutting funding for PBS, you remember that they are talking about taking away wonderful, scary good, deeply enriching and fulfilling television like this.

Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. returns to PBS on October 3rd!

Can you believe we’re going into Season 4 with Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr., talking guests through their heritages? He really is a historic/genetic tour guide (like someone said in this clip). Enjoy this extended teaser trailer of all kinds of sneak peeks at celebrity revelations about their family trees. “Finding Your Roots” is so dope!

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The Assassination Of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr (Documentary)

“Martin Luther King, Jr. was an American clergyman, activist, and prominent leader of the African-American civil rights movement and Nobel Peace Prize laureate who became known for his advancement of civil rights by using civil disobedience. He was assassinated at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee on April 4, 1968, at the age of 39. King was rushed to St. Joseph’s Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 7:05PM that evening. The King family and others believe that the assassination was carried out by a conspiracy involving the US government, as alleged by Loyd Jowers in 1993, and that James Earl Ray was a scapegoat. In a 1999 civil trial that did not name the US government as a defendant and sought $100 from Jowers, with both the family and Jowers cooperating together and the only presenting parties, the jury ruled against Jowers and Unidentified Conspirators”

Odell Beckham Takes Passengers For A Ride Posing As A ‘Lyft’ Driver (Video)

“Catch New York Giants all-star receiver Odell Beckham Jr. get behind the wheel in the latest episode of Undercover Lyft. Even after a few sweet dance moves, some hair styling tips, and an awkward call from his mom, these passengers never saw it coming.”

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PBS: See The Largest Racist Memorabilia Collection In The United States (Video)

Racist images in the Jim Crow era were used as propaganda to send messages that demeaned African Americans and legitimized violence against them. A visit to the Jim Crow Museum at Ferris State University in Michigan—home to the largest collection of racist memorabilia in the country—reveals racist memorabilia and messages in all forms, from kitchen utensils to postcards featuring images of public whippings. Among the museum’s collection is a row of caricatures—the Pickaninny, the Tom, the coon, the tragic mulatto, the Jezebel, the savage.

Every piece in the collection had a dual purpose: Reflect existing attitudes toward Black people AND shape future attitudes toward them.

Learn more in Making a Way Out of No Way, episode four of the six-part series, The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Episode four premieres on PBS this evening (November 12, 2013, 8-9 pm ET).


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BLITZ – 1/21/13: MLK Day



49ers Rally From 17-Point Deficit To Beat Falcons; Advance To Super Bowl 1st Time In 18 Years

Baltimore Ravens Beat Up The NPatriots 28-13; Advance To Super Bowl In New Orleans

Atlanta Falcons Fan Stabbed In The Throat By 49ers Fan After NFC Championship Game

Rediscovering Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr: 8 Surprising Facts About MLK

Will The Grass Be Greener During President Obama’s Second Term In Office?

Dr. Cornell West: Obama Doesn’t Deserve To Be Sworn In With Martin Luther King’s Bible

The Rev. Al Sharpton In 6 True-False Statements

Political Assassination Attempt Goes Wrong In Europe When Shooter’s Gun Jams

Inventors Design A Lamp Powered Entirely By Gravity

Dr. Dre & Jay-Z Allegedly In $75 Million Dollar Bidding War For Atlanta Rapper T.I.

Sacramento Kings Expected To Move to NBA Franchise To Seattle In New Deal

Jamie Foxx Calls Spike Lee ‘Shady’ & ‘Irresponsible’ For Django Unchained Criticism

Anthony Mackie Speaks On Role In Marvel’s ‘Avengers 2’ & ‘Captain America: Winter Soldier’

Danny Glover: 2nd Amendment Created To Protect Slavery & Take Land From Indians

ABC News Personality Barbara Walters Cuts Her Forehead After Falling On Stairs

Methuzulah – “True & Living Honorable” feat. GPWFLY (Video)

Representing the Atlanta chapter of the Zulu Nation, skilled emcee Methuzulah drops a brand new ill video for the dope new Wu-influenced single “True & Living Honorable” from his upcoming album “The Ventriloquist.” The song was produced by Spittzwell & video was shot & edited by the award winning director Will Feagins, Jr.

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Marq Spekt x Kno – “Wikileaks” (Video)

The homie Marq Spekt is back with a new video for “Wikileaks” off of his collaborative album “Machete Vision” with producer Kno Of Cunninlynguists. Dope visuals by award winning director Will Feagins, Jr who is consistently creating great looks for artists with that quality heat….


Boog Brown – “U.P.S.” (Dunc Of DTMD Remix) [Video]

New remix video for Boog Brown’s single “U.P.S.” produced by Dunc Of DTMD. The homie Will Feagins, Jr directed the original song but flipped the visuals a little for this particular remix.

Clan Destined – “The Language PT II” (Video)

One of Atlanta’s most popular & deadliest duo’s on production, emceeing, & DJing aspect of the culture, Clan Destined, drops this new video for the “The Language PT II” directed by award winning director Will Feagins, Jr. of High Impact Designs.  The song appears on Amdex & DT’s “Self-Titled” album that’s available now….



Lyric Jones – “Appetizer Menu” (Video)

Atlanta based emcee by way of BAAHSTEN Boston, Lyric Jones, drops a new video for “Appetizer Menu” off of her debut album “Jones St” that’s out now. This particular track was produced by Raydar Ellis, but of course the man behind the lens is the award winning director Will Feagins, Jr who’s been having a great week full of accomplishments in Atlanta behind the camera as well.


Underexposed: Indie Hip Hop In Atlanta (Video)

The homie & dope video director Will Feagins, Jr. submitted the above video as a part of Creative Loafing’s 2012 ATL Short Cuts Film Contest. Many of us in Atlanta true school scene already know how dope Will Feagins is with the camera & he’s already won Creative Loafing’s Critics Choice Award last night, but he needs your VOTE to win “Viewers Choice” Award in the ATL Short Cuts Film contest. After you’ve watched the above video & learned something, make sure you click on the link below & take the survey…..


Underexposed: Indie Hip-Hop in Atlanta

“Over the past two decades Atlanta’s population has exploded with a tremendous influx of transplants from cities across the nation and world, bringing with them their talents, skills, experience and individuality. As a result of its changing population, Atlanta’s indie hip-hop scene has become a large, diverse and active cross-section of artists. Yet Atlanta, as with most cities, remains to be defined primarily by its mainstream artists.

In 2009 I relocated to Atlanta with the same misconception about the independent hip-hop scene that most people have……there is only one type of artist and one style of music. I was wrong”

– Will Feagins, Jr
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Black Thought Says MLK’s ‘Dream’ Is Almost a ‘Nightmare’ Similar to a Boondocks Episode (Video)

The team over at ALLHIPHOP caught up with The Roots frontman Black Thought who spoke about the great things about Martin Luther King Jr’s dream, but in contrast to the notion of at what cost today in 2012. I don’t disagree with Black Thought’s analogy that Aaron McGruder’s “Return Of The King” episode of The Boondocks is similar to what’s going on today with our communities. Pay attention to the interview so you can fully understand the context from which Mr. Tariq Trotter & The Wurx are speaking…

yU – “I Believe” feat. Duff

One of D.C.’s skilled emcees, yU, decided to release this joint from his album “The Earn” in honor of the Martin Luther King, Jr this morning. Let’s all sit back, read the lyrics to the song, & reflect for a while…..

Rewind: Boondocks – “The Return of The King” Episode (Video)

Aaron McGruder’s social & political messages in the successful & animated The Boondocks series needs to return to television like asap….. Reupping this special episode of the Boondocks in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. How ironic is it that some of the dumb stuff in this episode is actually happening. Check out an actual MLK weekend party flyer under the hood……SMDH
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Boog Brown: What the F*%k Are “The Brown Study Remixes?!” (Video)

Boog Brown speaks on “The Brown Study Remix” album that’s out now which is also breathing new life into the original project she has out with Apollo Brown. The video once again directed by the talented Will Feagins, Jr.

The BLITZ – 1/17/11 MLK JR DAY

No matter if you’re at work today or off due to the holiday, keep his legacy & what it means in mind. It’s the BLITZ! Happy Martin Luther King, Jr Memorial Day! More news, speeches, & information from around the world after the jump…

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