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BN-W eNewsletter #42

Posted in: eNews 2005
By BN-W
Aug 1, 2005 - 1:49:52 PM

FILM(S) MONITORED
STEALTH


 

Before getting to this week’s monitor of “Stealth,” below is the list of African American males that we gave in BN-W #41 as examples of careers and characters that Black male actors could play as opposed to pimps, hustlers, drug dealers, and rappers as displayed in “Hustle & Flow,” which we monitored last week (and is already out of the top 10 at the box office).   Instead of just giving you the answers, however, we decided to make it a little more challenging and a little more fun by providing you with a mix and match chart.   Although you might already know “who matches what,” we also provide you with some links that should be helpful in learning more about these individuals as well as many others.   Please note that due to space, we only put the basics of what these individuals did or currently do.   Upon more research, you’ll find that they all did a lot throughout their lives and careers.   The correct matches will be in BN-W #43.   But, until then, how many can you match correctly?   Ready, set, go….

 

MIX AND match the who to the what

WHO?

WHAT?

(1)         Norbert Rillieux

(A)           Invented the gas mask, which was successfully used in World War I

(2)         Bernard Shaw

(B)           First African American ambassador to the United Nations

(3)         Guion Stewart Bluford, Jr.

(C)          Held more than 75 patents in the meat-packing industry, primarily curing meats

(4)         Paul R. Williams

(D)          Inventor whose induction telegraph system allowed train engineers to communicate

(5)         W.E.B. Du Bois

(E)           Refined techniques to stop intractable seizures and is a pediatric neurosurgeon

(6)         Michael Croslin

(F)           Famous for research in cancer and founded Harlem Hospital ’s Cancer Research Center

(7)         Hale Woodruff

(G)          First Black commander of a Navy ship, then became first Black rear admiral

(8)         Daniel Hale Williams

(H)          First Black to earn a U.S. patent, which was for a dry-cleaning process

(9)         Frederick Douglass

(I)             World-famous work in venereal disease and for developing the test for syphilis

(10)      Duke Ellington

(J)            A slave who decided to mail himself to freedom from Virginia to Philadelphia

(11)      Julian Francis Abele

(K)           Dermatologist who helped develop cures for several rare skin diseases

(12)      Thurgood Marshall

(L)           Founded the Father Divine Peace Mission during the Great Depression

(13)      Charles Hamilton Houston

(M)          First Black manager of a major league baseball team

(14)      Benjamin Banneker

(N)          Second African American to obtain a patent and first inventor to have race noted on patent

(15)      Alexander T. Augusta

(O)          Multi-talented entertainer (actor, singer, athlete) and civil/social rights activist

(16)      Richard Allen

(P)           First Black Representative elected to the U.S. Congress from New York

(17)      Absalom Jones

(Q)          Invented a machine that automated the joining of the top of the shoe to its sole

(18)      George Washington Carver

(R)          Received patents for the fountain pen, bag machine, bag fastener, and hand stamp

(19)      William Grant Still

(S)           Invented refrigeration equipment that allowed for the long-distance transport of food

(20)      Charles Drew

(T)           An explorer who was part of the team that discovered the North Pole

(21)      James A. Jones

(U)          Renowned researcher in cytology - specialty in the structure of animal cells

(22)      Ernest Everett Just

(V)           Invented a vertical spring that enables cars to have convertible tops

(23)      Matthew Henson

(W)          Developed blood banks to efficiently store large quantities of blood plasma

(24)      Frederick M. Jones

(X)           Symphonic composer and musician

(25)      Jan E. Matzeliger

(Y)           Botanist who found 300 products that could be made from peanuts

(26)      Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.

(Z)           A minister and abolitionist known as “the Black Bishop of the Episcopal Church”

(27)      Paul Robeson

(AA)       Co-founder of the Free African Society

(28)      Frank Robinson

(BB)       First Black doctor to head a hospital in the U.S.

(29)      George Baker

(CC)      Famous mathematician and surveyor (on the team that planned the District of Columbia )

(30)      Theodore Lawless

(DD)      Singer, songwriter, and civil rights activist

(31)      Henry Brown

(EE)       First African American on the U.S. Supreme Court

(32)      William A. Hinton

(FF)       Famous architect who designed buildings for Duke University and New York University

(33)      Stevland Morris

(GG)      Lawyer who laid the groundwork for the Brown v. Board of Education ruling

(34)      Thomas L. Jennings

(HH)      Great jazz composer, bandleader, and pianist

(35)      Samuel L. Gravely

(II)           Famous abolitionist, orator, and writer

(36)      Louis T. Wright

(JJ)         Performed first successful open heart surgery

(37)      Benjamin Carson

(KK)       Painted Amistad murals at Talladega College

(38)      Granville T. Woods

(LL)        Invented Medtech 410 to measure blood pressure

(39)      Lloyd A. Hall

(MM)     Prominent sociologist, scholar, and editor

(40)      Andrew Young

(NN)      Designed the Grave of the Unknown Soldier memorial located in Hawaii

(41)      Garrett A. Morgan

(OO)      First African American space astronaut

(42)      W.B. Purvis

(PP)       Former principal anchor for Cable News Network (CNN)

(43)      Henry Blair

(QQ)      Invented an evaporator for the sugar-refining industry

www.aaregistry.com/categories.php

www.blackinventor.com/pages/history.html

www.black-collegian.com/african/inventors.shtml

www.footstepsmagazine.com/favoritelinks.htm

Following is a link to an excellent historical card game for kids (as well as adults):   www.workman.com/catalog/

Hopefully everyone read the David Sylvester piece on the “Niggers” store in Africa that was at the end of BN-W #41.   We’ve received that document a few times from different individuals since then and it’s good to know it’s getting around.   This is another link that was sent to us by “Ka,” which you might also find very interesting:   http://mahoganyblues.com/N-word.htm

With our new monitoring format, we will no longer put the range for the number of times the N-word is used in a film because once is too much, especially if it’s unnecessary and/or excessive usage.   Also, based on the history of White Supremacy in this country and the fact that there’s a connection between Blacks/Jews/White Supremacy that’s worth exploring in general, but specifically as it connects within the entertainment industry, we will include a column (for the monitored films only) that will note if any derogatory Jewish slang terms (kike, hymie, hooknose, etc.) are used.   [ NOTE:   If necessary, see BN-W #34 for a more detailed explanation of the unfortunate need to monitor this link.]

If you missed any other BN-W monitors, just send an e-mail to bannword2@yahoo.com and request that it be sent to you.   It’s very hard not to give any content critique on the films we monitor, so we will no longer even attempt to abide by that statement.   But we definitely do continue to highly encourage you to see these films for yourself and, if applicable, make your own judgment call on the N-word usage – appropriate/inappropriate? necessary/unnecessary? sensible/nonsensical? does it add to or take away from the film’s concept? does the N-word have to be used at all? is there a valid reason for doing so? is it mandatory for the scene(s) to be effective? what are the circumstances/situation that necessitate any use of the word? is it just thrown in for humor, fear, crime, insult? are other culturally insulting slang terms used as much as the N-word in the film?   Lots of questions and a whole lot of reasons to wonder what’s the real purpose and thought process behind why these actors, writers, directors, producers, executive producers, distributors, and studios/studio heads and executives give the “greenlight” for these crews to liberally use (or allow to be used) the N-word.

FEATURE FILM(S) :

S T E A L T H

[Release Date:   7/29/05]

Starring Jamie Foxx, Josh Lucas, Jessica Biel; screenplay written by W.D. Richter; directed by Rob Cohen; produced by Laura Ziskin, Mike Medavoy, Neal H. Moritz; executive produced by E. Bennett Walsh, Arnold W. Messer; studio – Columbia Pictures/Sony
 

NONE [0]

LOW TO EXCESSIVE [1+]

DEROGATORY JEWISH TERMS

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NO

NOTE :   Spoiler/Warning – if you’re a Jamie Foxx fan or going to see this movie just for him, be informed that he gets killed less than an hour into the movie.   The cliché is alive and well:   the Black guy gets killed, the White guy not only heroically survives, but saves the girl, and gets the girl.   The ending is laughable with a huge photo of Foxx (was that done post-Oscar win?).   By the way, who are the top two headliners anyway – Josh Lucas and Jessica Biel?   What have they done (movies or otherwise) to get top billing?   As one weekend box office report put it, this movie “crashed and burned” (as did Foxx’s character) with a production budget of $100 million, in 3495 theatres, and an estimated weekend gross of $13.5 million.

BN-W Monitor Coming Soon:   “Four Brothers” [Tyrese Gibson, Andre Benjamin]; “Broken Flowers” [Bill Murray, Jeffrey Wright]; “Pink Panther” [Steve Martin, Beyonce Knowles]; “An Unfinished Life” [Jennifer Lopez, Robert Redford, Morgan Freeman]

Also Coming :   DVD Monitoring; Summer 2005 Music Monitoring

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