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Activism: Spike Lee Edits NYPD Chokehold Victim’s Images Into “Do The Right Thing” (Video)

Last Thursday, Eric Garner, a 43-year-old father of six, died…on camera, in front of citizens of these United States. DAMN! Staten Island’s son passed away after being put in a lethal choke hold by police. The man had chronic asthma AND sleep apnea, but the cops could not have known that in their initial seconds of exercising force. BUT, soon enough (after he was on the ground) he told police officers he could not breathe many times. They literally choked the life out of the brother!!

If you are mumbling to yourself angrily, trying to square your feelings, and not throw a garbage can through a shop window. You, like us, know that the struggle is still very real. You may even flashback to that tragic scene with Radio Raheem and the cops in Spike Lee’s “Do The Right Thing.”

The above edited rendition is stirring. But hit the jump. That’s our fallen brother Eric ‘shopped into the image and shared by Spike Lee himself. Don’t tell us movies are ‘make believe.’ Too real. Disturbingly real.

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R&B/Soul: Raheem DeVaughn – “Fire We Make”

183384_10151099979829261_1607017743_nSoul singer Raheem DeVaughn is back with another one of his ‘Radio Raheem Remixes’ of songs that he continues to make greater when he adds his own personal touch to it. This time he does justice to Alicia Keys & Maxwell’s collaboration the ‘Fire We Make’ record. Radio Rah is doing a great job in providing these musical appetizers before the upcoming release of his ‘A Place Called Loveland’ project later this year.