[video] George Jackson: Releasing the Dragon (Preview) – Sun of Nun

I saw this on my Facebook timeline earlier. Beautiful presentation visually, sonically, and lyrically–no qualms here.

Bonus: A tribute mixtape to George Jackson that I found on the same website. Very well put together, I highly recommend giving it a listen.

From the article’s description:

We’ll start our Black August celebration a little early this year by re-posting our 2006 George Jackson FreeMix Radio Mixtape.  This mixtape features DC-area artists and activists reading portions of Jackson’s work and a bunch of good music from folks like Public Enemy, Dead Prez, Blitz, Hasan Salaam, Asheru, Head-Roc, Black United Front, Wise Intelligent, Immortal Technique, Mos Def, Lil’ Wayne, RZA, Ghostface Killah, and many more.  We also borrowed of few minutes from the classic Freedom Archives audio documentary Prisons on Fire: George Jackson, Attica and Black Liberation and a Bay Area television documentary (below) Day of the Gun.

 

[video] LAPD investigator : Sean ‘Puffy’ Combs behind Tupac Murder

Once again Sean ‘Puffy’ Combs has been implicated as being behind the murder of Tupac Shakur. No intel as to when this is dropping or if Puffy will ever speak on these strong accusations from retired LAPD detective Greg Kading.

via Huff Post

Based on his three years working the cases, Kading claims that Sean “Diddy” Combs hired Crips gang member Duane Keith “Keffe D” Davis to kill Shakur and his manager, Marion Hugh “Suge” Knight, for $1 million. He alleges that on the night of Sept. 7, 1996, Keffe D’s nephew, Orlando “Baby Lane” Anderson, pulled the trigger. Only Shakur was killed.

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[video] Kam: All Religions Have Been Hijacked By White Supremacy

Rapper Kam exclusively spoke to DJ Vlad about his thoughts on Donald Trump, the Paris terrorist attacks and all religions being hijacked by white supremacy. While giving his thoughts on recent events in the media, the West Coast conscious rapper talked about Churches and Mosques pimping out blacks. “It’s all bad. All religions have been hijacked by white supremacy,” he said. When asked if the churches painted a negative effect on the black community, he answered, “Definitely! I don’t know if they created it because Christianity was imposed on black people in the black church. So I can’t say they created it. They perpetuated it, they continued it.”

Nate Parker scores $17.5 million for Nat Turner Slave Rebellion movie at Sundance

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Somebody get Stacy Dash on the phone.

via Hollywood Reporter

Birth came to Sundance with big expectations, with many major buyers seeing it as an Oscar contender, especially given the controversy surrounding the past two years of #OscarsSoWhite hashtags. Parker, 36, quit acting for two years to realize the passion project that he wrote, produced, directed and toplined. He put in $100,000 of his own money to fly around the country to talk to anyone who might want to finance it. A dozen investor groups — which included former NBA player Michael Finley and San Antonio Spurs star Tony Parker — cobbled together the film’s $10 million budget.

Just as the world-premiere Sundance Film Festival screening of The Birth of a Nation was about to end on Monday, filmmaker and star Nate Parker snuck out of the Eccles Center theater and into a side room.

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[video] Oregon Militia has shoot-out with FBI, 1 Killed ; Ammon Bundy Arrested

I guess these guys were really bout that life.

via CNN
Authorities arrested Ammon Bundy, leader of the armed protesters who took over a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon, and several of his followers in a traffic stop Tuesday, officials said.

One of the occupiers — LaVoy Finicum — was killed during the arrest, a law enforcement official said.

The official said when two vehicles were stopped, everyone obeyed orders to surrender except for two people: Finicum and Bundy’s brother, Ryan Bundy.

Shots were fired, but it’s not known who fired first, the official said. The official said Ryan Bundy was injured.
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