Archive | February, 2015

Mo’Nique: I Was “Blackballed” After Winning My Oscar

20 Feb

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The 2010 best supporting actress winner for ‘Precious’ — who refused to campaign for her award — says she was told by her director Lee Daniels that the perception is she’s “difficult” and “tacky,” and she’s lost out on several roles as a result. – See more at: http://www.africanamericanreports.com/2015/02/monique-i-was-blackballed-after-winning.html

Mississippi lawmaker says that blacks get welfare crazy checks

17 Feb

Republican Gene Alday, a Mississippi lawmaker made some racist comments to a reporter while discussing education funding in the state. The former mayor of Walls (population 1,248) said, “I come from a town where all the blacks are getting food stamps and what I call ‘welfare crazy checks.’ They don’t work.” – See more at: http://www.africanamericanreports.com/2015/02/mississippi-lawmaker-says-that-blacks.html

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You know the Tuskegee Airmen but do you know these other black military heroes?

15 Feb

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If you are like me you have a great respect for the Tuskegee Airmen. You can make the argument that without them there is no Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, they broke down barriers and showed the true strength and courage of black men.

But they are not the only black military heroes we should know of. There were others such as The Harlem Hellfighters, The Montford Point Marines, Benjamin O. Davis, and The Golden 13. Learn a little more about them through test and video and get links to books about them at: http://www.africanamericanreports.com/2015/02/you-know-tuskegee-airmen-but-do-you.html

The walking Dead’s add a black guy, kill a black guy rule

10 Feb

TyreseNow let me first state that I love AMC’s The Walking Dead, it’s my favorite TV show. It’s also one of the most diverse shows on television But I have noticed one troublesome trend, being the old black male character when a new black male character shows up is the equivalent of being a “red shirt” on Star Trek. I like to call it the add a black man kill a black man rule. – See more at: http://www.africanamericanreports.com/2015/02/the-walking-deads-add-one-black-man.html

Tape of beating leads to charges against Philadelphia officers

8 Feb

Police in a patrol car chase down a man on a scooter. The car stops, and two officers get out and beat the man with their fists and batons. His orbital bone fractures and he suffers lacerations on his head, yet he is the one who is charged with aggravated assault. This week, the tables turned when a surveillance video from a nearby store led to charges of aggravated assault, criminal conspiracy and filing false reports – See more at: http://www.africanamericanreports.com/2015/02/tape-of-beating-leads-to-charges.html

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HBO Acquires ‘3 1/2 Minutes’ Doc on Jordan Davis Shooting

1 Feb

HBO Acquires ‘3 1/2 Minutes’ Doc on Jordan Davis Shooting

HBO has licensed U.S. television rights to director Marc Silver’s “3 1/2 Minutes,”. The film centers on the 2012 shooting death of black teenager Jordan Davis at a Florida gas station and the subsequent trial of his killer, Michael Dunn. – Learn more and see the movie trailer at: http://www.africanamericanreports.com/2015/01/hbo-acquires-3-12-minutes-doc-on-jordan.html

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