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Affirmation of Black History

Affirmation of Black History

During Black History month, students are bombarded with facts about the important attributions African Americans have contributed to society. We learn that African Americans were not  just main contributors to the civil rights movement, but in government, engineering, and the medical field as well.

One aspect we need not leave out while reviewing Black history is music. From the African drums to the blues, gospel, jazz and funkadelic era birth a genre diverse and unique in its own way (other wise known as rap.) People will argue the influence of rap music as positive and negative forever, but the magnitude of it’ impact is not up for discussion.

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Bounce TV launch its' first Black History Month campaign

Bounce TV launch its' first Black History Month campaign

Bounce TV (http://www.bouncetv.com), the nation's first and only broadcast television network for African Americans, launch its' first Black History Month tribute - called "Our History" – February 1.

Bounce TV will premiere powerful documentaries spanning topics such as slavery, the Civil Rights movement and the explosion of Hip Hop every Wednesday night in February. Additionally, leading African American movie stars and directors including Kevin Hart, Gabrielle Union, Regina King, Tim Story and Will Packer will be featured throughout "Our History" in new specially-produced vignettes reflecting on their heritage and culture.

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Unflattering Palin biopic available on DVD

Unflattering Palin biopic available on DVD

Sarah Palin: You Betcha!            

Fair warning: This damning bio-pic essentially paints the former Governor of Alaska as less of a Mama Grizzly Bear than a power-hungry witch who goes to great lengths to crush her adversaries of any nature, whether political or personal. Sarah Palin: You Betcha! is directed by Nick Broomfield, who also stars in the eye-opening documentary like a British cross of Borat and Michael Moore,  crisscrossing Alaska, including his subject’s hometown of Wasilla, in order to sort the truth from fiction in terms of all the ugly rumors.

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Profile of fiery folksinger set to debut on PBS

Profile of fiery folksinger set to debut on PBS

Phil Ochs: There But for Fortune
           
Phil Ochs (1940-1976) came to fame in the Sixties on the strength of his defiant, anti-establishment anthems which dared to indict American militarism, racism, imperialism and expansionism. Armed with nothing more than an acoustic guitar and an operatic voice to breathe life into his collection of consciousness-raising hymns, the inveterate rabble rouser challenged authority every chance he could.

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Wendy Williams Show - Week of 2/6/12

Wendy Williams Show - Week of 2/6/12

“The Wendy Williams Show” is the provocative, must-see daytime talk show. Taped live in New York, viewers delight over Williams' distinctive and entertaining funny personality, as well as a diverse mix of interviews with celebrity guests from television, film, music and sports. Popular segments include “Ask Wendy,” during which she offers real advice to audience members looking for solutions to problems, and “Hot Topics,” in which she delivers her own unpredictably honest and authentically opinionated take on the juiciest headlines. “The Wendy Williams Show” airs weekdays in national syndication on Fox and re-airs on BET at 12am/midnight.

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The Wendy Williams Show - Week of 1/30/12

The Wendy Williams Show - Week of 1/30/12

“The Wendy Williams Show” is the provocative, must-see daytime talk show. Taped live in New York, viewers delight over Williams' distinctive and entertaining funny personality, as well as a diverse mix of interviews with celebrity guests from television, film, music and sports. Popular segments include “Ask Wendy,” during which she offers real advice to audience members looking for solutions to problems, and “Hot Topics,” in which she delivers her own unpredictably honest and authentically opinionated take on the juiciest headlines. “The Wendy Williams Show” airs weekdays in national syndication on Fox and re-airs on BET at 12am/midnight.

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Yo! Ne-Yo!

Yo! Ne-Yo!

Ne-Yo - The “Red Tails” Interview

Shaffer Chimere Smith, aka Ne-Yo, was born in Camden, Arkansas, but raised in Las Vegas, Nevada by his mom, a musician of Chinese and African American descent. He began making a name for himself as a singer/songwriter in 1999, going on to compose hits for Mary J. Blige, Faith Evans, Christina Milian, B2K, Mario and others, and also to record four solo albums.
   
In 2006, he added acting to his repertoire, making his screen debut in Save the Last Dance, later appearing in Stomp the Yard and, more recently, in Battle: Los Angeles. Here, he talks about his co-starring opposite Cuba Gooding, Jr. and Terrence Howard as Andrew “Smoky” Salem in Red Tails, a World War II saga recounting the daring exploits of the Tuskegee Airmen in the skies over Europe. 

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