Real Talk TV #1

X-men always resonated with me. Breaking down all the reasons why. If you like this kinda stuff show some luv.. I’ll be uploading Journey to Freedom Part One sometime during the week. Hope you liked the trailer. Thank you so much for viewing. More content on the way..

‘It’s Very Much a Rigged Game’: How a Video Game Called ‘Dot’s Home’ Highlights Discriminatory Housing Policies in the U.S.

This is a dope concept!

Can people be enlightened about housing inequality through a video game? That’s the purpose of Dot’s Home — a video game whose purpose is just that.

The narrative-driven game centers around Dorothea “Dot” Hawkins, a 20-year-old Black woman who goes back in time to help different generations of her family make decisions about housing. Dot time travels via a magic key to the ‘50s, ‘90s, 2010s, and then 2021, Input Magazine reported. 

Dot is living in her grandma’s rundown house, located in a disinvested Black neighborhood in Detroit. Dot travels back in time to help; for example, her grandparents decide if they should invest in a fixer-upper as their first home. In another scene, Dot must help her parents decide if they should move away from their community to the suburbs after their public housing home is set for demolition, Bloomberg reported.

Dot travels through different decades, each highlighting “a defining moment in history for Black homeownership: the Great Migration of the 20th century, urban renewal efforts in the 1990s, and finally, the 2010 foreclosure crisis that helped spur gentrification,” Bloomberg reports, At each stop Dot must transverse racist housing policies and predatory lending practices. Ultimately, the game proves the odds are stacked up against Dot from creating generational wealth, no matter what decade she is in and the decisions she makes.

The American dream myth is that wealth and prosperity is out there for everyone’s taking, and that the house with the white picket fence is accessible to all. But players in Dot’s Game are shown the obstacles faced by Black homebuyers in the U.S.

“We wanted players to play the game and not necessarily empathize with Dot’s family but just to bear witness to, and accompany them through, these very intimate but consequential moments,” Christina Rosales, housing and land director at the community organizing nonprofit PowerSwitch Action and a co-producer of the game, told Bloomberg.

“As a player, you might feel like you have the choice to change the course of the future for this family, but ultimately, you don’t. It’s very much a rigged game. You get what you get,” Rosales told Kotaku.

The focus of Dot’s Home is to illustrate how Blacks, as well as other minorities, have to deal with housing issues, food insecurity and environmental risks, among other issues.

The concept for the game was developed through the Rise-Home Stories Project, an organization composed of Black and minority organizers that includes game designers, writers, activists and others. The group’s mission is to “change our [the] relationship to land, home, and race, by transforming the stories we tell about them,” according to its website.

Dot’s Home, which was released in late-October, and is free to play on Steam, Itch.io, Google Play and Apple’s App Store.

Cecil Rhodes & De Beers: Genocide Diamonds

This ofay was worse than Hitler yes since it was against Afrikans, it’s OK to have scholarships and so on named after this savage.

The evil that men do lives after them – and rarely more miserably than in the case of Cecil Rhodes, who died 100 years ago this month.

By Matthew Sweet

North of the Zambezi, they have long known about the suppression of free speech, about the bloody redistribution of land along racial lines, about politicians happy to employ armed – and sometimes uniformed – mobs to kill their opponents. They are practices imported to this region, along with the railways, by the British.

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Mad Skillz On Ghostwriting, “Rap Up,” DMX, “Hip Hop Confessions,” His Career & More | Drink Champs

N.O.R.E. & DJ EFN are the #DrinkChamps. In this episode, we chop it up with the one and only #MadSkillz.

Coming from Virginia, Mad Skillz is one of hip hop’s most respected MCs. A ghostwriter for some of your favorite artists, he is most notably known for his annual “Rap Up” series, and the web series turned podcast “Hip Hop Confessions.”

Skillz shares stories of being discovered by Q-Tip, working on his demo w/ DJ Clark Kent and signing with Timbaland.

As a true lyricist, Skillz breaks down why artists like Nas, JAY-Z and Eminem are superior in comparison to others!

This episode is filled with lots of great stories that you don’t want to miss!

Scram Jones also joins the conversation!

Peacemaker is funny and so are ofays on Nextdoor….

So the 1st 3 eps of Peacemaker were released and it is as funny as the trailers imply and racism is definitely part of the comedy and serious tone of the impending battle…. I won’t give away much but it is pointed out very early in the 1st ep how he mostly killed melanated ppl and never noticed how many white people do crime. Continue reading

Lord Rakim Radio Show 37 is here!

Bringing in the new year with new tunes!!

Lord Rakim Radio Show #37 – Jan 2022

01 – Es – Not That Serious
02 – Ras Kass, Yukmouth, Swifty McVay & MRK SX – Chop (feat. Nature)
03 – Canibus – Travis Scott Concert feat. Born Sun
04 – Reel Wolf ft Ill Bill , K-Rino & Chino XL – Kingslayer
05 – Rome Streetz & Ransom – Pray For The Weak feat. The Game
06 – Cesar Commanche & Poe Mack – Hourglass
07 – Agallah – Never feat. Caviar Dreams
08 – Billy Danze – Gotham City (Alonzo Fibonacci Remix) feat. Method Man
09 – Planet Asia – Spin The Block (Remix) feat. AA Rashid & Flashius Clayton
10 – KXNG Crooked – French Connection feat. LA The Darkman, Tristate & Bronze Nazareth
11 – Wais P – Captain Phillips feat. Ras Kass
12 – Joell Ortiz – Masked Up

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Secret CIA Files Say Staffers Committed Sex Crimes Involving Children

Declassified CIA inspector general reports show a pattern of abuse and a repeated decision by federal prosecutors not to hold agency personnel accountable.

Over the past 14 years, the Central Intelligence Agency has secretly amassed credible evidence that at least 10 of its employees and contractors committed sexual crimes involving children.

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