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BPP ANNIVERSARY: COINTELPRO (3 of 3)

BPP ANNIVERSARY: COINTELPRO (3 of 3)

Family, this will be my final installment, for my thoughts on the Black Panther Party (BPP).  COINTELPRO – is a code word aka acronym for Counter Intelligence Program – in reference to the BPP.  It’s objectives was the neutralization of black extremists groups, prevention of violence by said groups, and the prevention of coalition of black extremists organizations.

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#IfTheyGunnedMeDown – Unjust and Fatal Assaults by Police

#IfTheyGunnedMeDown – Unjust and Fatal Assaults by Police

#IfTheyGunnedMeDown is the latest phenomenon in social media.  In lieu of too many tragic unjustified killings by police, people – particularly ethnic ones – are posting photos of themselves side-by-side in two different respects.  One side is them in a respected capacity, while the other pictures them in what might be a questionable one.

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SEX, BLOOD & VIOLENCE: The Funky Films of BRIAN DePALMA

SEX, BLOOD & VIOLENCE: The Funky Films of BRIAN DePALMA

 

Alfred Hitchcock believed that “In feature films the director is God; in documentary films God is the director.”  If Stephen King is the “Master of Horror” and Alfred Hitchcock is the “Master of Suspense”, Brian DePalma would be the “Master of Thriller” right…  At least that’s how I see it.  While all three can be “Scary”, there’s something about the way the words are spoken, the drama is built up or how it’s shot that gives a cinematic presentation various distinctions.  “There is no terror in the bang, only in the anticipation of it,” THAT’S SUSPENSE — Hitchcock said that too — I just found that quote after my preceding two sentences.

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THE MIS-GUIDED MIND & FUNKED UP CIRCUMSTANCES OF LAURYN HILL

THE MIS-GUIDED MIND & FUNKED UP CIRCUMSTANCES OF LAURYN HILL

Here are the facts: Lauryn Hill was sued for not paying collaborators on her Grammy Award winning album “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill” and now she’s in jail for tax evasion.  I’m not even versed with the details in either case, I don’t really need to be, those that sued her got paid and now she’s been locked up for not paying the government.  Hill posted an open letter on June 28th, the day before she was incarcerated for her three month sentence.  While she unquestionably speaks the truth in it, I don’t know how much of it has to do with HER not paying her taxes.  It’s below from her Tumbler page:

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