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BN-W eNewsletter #86

Posted in: eNews 2007

Film(s) Monitored:  Fred Claus; This Christmas; August Rush; The Perfect Holiday; I Am Legend; The Great Debaters

TOPICS:  Ptah and the origins of the Academy Awards "Oscar" statuette; Rameses II, George Washington, Abraham Lincoln and the left foot forward and sitting on a square concepts; tekhens, obelisks, Central Park, and the Washington Monument; Ida B. Wells Barnett and the Lynch Law in America; CNN Investigative Special - The Noose: An American Nightmare; Kwanzaa site; Auntie Landra's Library; Cafe Urban; Oprah Winfrey, Barack Obama, and the "race card" accusation by her fans; Bill and Hillary Clinton and the crack/powder cocaine jail sentences; Kemba Smith; Deborah Small; the Sentencing Project; New York Police Department (NYPD) and the Rand 2006 Stop & Frisk Report; Pew Research Center reports on Blacks; Amy Winehouse and Rehab; Anti-Defamation League's Survey on attitudes about Jews; Israeli/Palestinian Annapolis, Maryland peace summit; and more... 


BN-W eNewsletter #85

Posted in: eNews 2007

Film(s) Monitored:  Things We Lost In The Fire; Gone Baby Gone; The Comebacks; American Gangster; Lions For Lambs

TOPICS:  Africa the Birthplace of Humanity interactive CD with maps, puzzles, and flashcards by Origenes LLC; Puzzles For Us (crossword and word search puzzles on the Black experience); Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans From Colonial Times to the Present by Harriet A. Washington; Jami-First Day Covers African-American stamps; Christopher Columbus/Cristobol Colon and the falsities about Columbus Day; Native Americans and the falsehoods of Thanksgiving; Alton Maddox, the Children's Freedom Retreat Committee and upcoming events to the Reginald F. Lewis Museum, Anthony Browder's "Egypt on the Potomac" tour of Washington, DC, and the 21st annual Gullah Festival celebration of African culture in Beaufort, South Carolina; A Black Woman's Smile video with spoken words by Ty Gray El; Earl G. Graves, Sr., Black Enterprise magazine, and follow-up on the Eddie Griffin N-word debacle; Duane "Dog the Bounty Hunter" Chapman and his racist N-word rant about his son's Black girlfriend; rapper Nas and the N-word album; Dave Chappelle, "they got me," Comedy Central, CW11, Viacom, CBS,  Sumner Redstone, and Les Moonves; Jacob Arabo/Jacob the Jeweler, the Black Mafia Family, and Jewish-American Organized Crime; Frank Lucas and the Yellow Brick Road project; and more... 


BN-W eNewsletter #84

Posted in: eNews 2007

Film(s) Monitored:  The Kingdom; The Game Plan; Feast of Love; Why Did I Get Married?

TOPICS:  Tyler Perry, Janet Jackson, and media bias; Glamour magazine and its categorizing of Black women's hairstyle choices; African Burial Ground National Monument; David Pilgrim, Jim Crow Museum, and the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture; Off Broadway's Three Mo' Tenors; Mychal Bell of the Jena Six back in jail; West Virginia race, rape, and torture victim Megan Williams tells her story in an interview with the Final Call Newspaper; Atlantic Records, Mike Caren, Keke Palmer from the Akeelah and the Bee film, and sexual stereotyping of Black teenage girls; Shelwanda Riley gets punched and pepper sprayed by police officer Dan Gilroy in Florida; officers and nurse acquitted in the boot camp murder of 14-year-old Martin Lee Anderson; "Getting Off: Pornography and the End of Masculinity" by Robert Jensen; USA Today article: "More Black Women Consider Dating Out"; Archbishop Desmond Tutu gets invited, disinvited, reinvited to University of St. Thomas for an April 2008 speech due to "hurtful" feelings expressed by a few Jews; the 2008 presidential election and "The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy" by John Mearsheimer and Stephen Walt; and more...


BN-W eNewsletter #83

Posted in: eNews 2007

Film(s) Monitored:  The Invasion; Resurrecting the Champ; The Nanny Diaries; The Hunting Party; The Brave One

TOPICS:  OJ Simpson, Michael Vick, Megan Williams, and the media; educators/scholars Asa G. Hilliard, Na'im Akbar, Marimba Ani, John Henrik Clarke, Cheikh Anta Diop, Yosef ben-Jochannan (Dr. Ben), Leonard Jeffries, Adelaide Sanford, and Walter Williams; "Africa" series by Basil Davidson; Milton Allimadi's "The Hearts of Darkness; How European Writers Created the Racist Image of Africa"; Baruti Kafele; KemMiou videos; the Jena Six; documentary - "Banished: How Whites Drove Blacks Out of Town in America"; Philadelphia's "10,000 Men" campaign; BlackElectorate.com's "Business and Building" Weekend; Pace University's Conference on the N-Word; Black Enterprise, Earl Graves, and Eddie Griffin; BET and the "Read A Book" video; Megan Williams and the West Virginia rape, torture, and kidnapping; the Enough is Enough Campaign against BET; Flavor Flav Comedy Central Roast and its literal skin color racism; "Occupation 101" video on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and ethnic cleansing; "Peace, Propaganda & the Promised Land" video on the media bias in reporting on Israel and Palestine; and more...


BN-W eNewsletter #82

Posted in: eNews 2007

Film(s) Monitored:  Who's Your Caddy?; Rush Hour 3

TOPICS:  Educator/scholar Asa G. Hilliard's homegoing services at Morehouse College; Per Maat Foundation, Inc.; Mathematician Abdulalim A. Shabazz's resignation letter from Lincoln University (HBCU); Bob Johnson, Tracey Edmonds, and Our Stories Films; Reginald Hudlin, Debra Lee, and BET; Harvey and Bob Weinstein and the funding of Black and Asian films; Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture and the application for its Junior Scholars Program; Color of Change Web site for the Jena Six; Harriet A. Washington's NYT Op-Ed on "Why Africa Fears Western Medicine"; Randall Robinson on Haiti and its history; Mumia Abu-Jamal's radio commentaries; Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick and the animal issues - commentary by Alton Maddox and Margaret Kimberley; The Bottled Water Lie:  Pepsi, Aquafina, and the use of tap water; "The Diamond Empire" video (PBS Frontline); David Banner, Talib Kweli, and Al Sharpton; "Occupation 101" video on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and ethnic cleansing; Israel's Primal Myth: A Barrier to Peace; BET's "Baldwin Hills" show; and more...


BN-W eNewsletter #81

Posted in: eNews 2007

Film(s) Monitored:  Transformers; Talk To Me; Hairspray

TOPICS:  N-word burial by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP); NAACP's "Out of Touch, Out of Sync" 2003 report on the film and television industry; Gil Robertson of the African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) on the lack of diversity in the Summer film and Fall television 2007 lineups; Michael Eric Dyson, Roland S. Martin, Jason Whitlock, and James Peterson on burying the N-word; Chris Tucker regrets using the N-word; Ralph Papitto, Roger Williams University, and the N-word; ChocolateBrides Web site; the Jena Six in Louisiana; 40th Anniversary of the Newark Rebellion and the indictment of former Mayor Sharpe James; Eric Nicoli, Doug Morris, Andrew Lack, Lyor Cohen - "Rap's True Profiteers..."; CNN footage and more on the film "Sicko" by Michael Moore; video of the Israel/Palestine apartheid wall; adult children of Jewish holocaust survivors file new lawsuit to now get millions more from Germany to pay for their psychiatric care; and more...


BN-W eNewsletter #80

Posted in: eNews 2007

Film(s) Monitored:  1408; Evan Almighty

TOPICS:  Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture exhibitions (online and current); NAACP N-word burials in Detroit and Philadelphia; N-word use by Ice T and Mo'Nique; Sonny Abubadika Carson, Al Jolson, and the street renaming controversy in Brooklyn, New York; Leroy Comrie's abstinence on vote; Charles Barron, Christine Quinn, and Michael Bloomberg's connection on the renaming; WBLS' Ann Tripp on the Duke lacrosse players, Michael Nifong, justice, and undisclosed money from Duke University; Genarlow Wilson; Paris Hilton's teenage photo, N-word usage, and homophobic slur; The Birth of A Nation video; "911 Mysteries: Demolition" video; Will Smith and Mary J. Blige "Tell Me Why" 9/11 video; Michael Moore's Sicko movie; Dr. Linda Peeno, HMO whistleblower; U.S. Supreme Court decision on segregation; Isaiah Washington's Newsweek article; World Wide Renaissance Web site; Frederick Douglass on the 4th of July (What is it to a slave?); Manumission Day (July 5); Rupert Murdoch and the Wall Street Journal; and more...


 

 

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