Dick Gregory: Race, Comedy, & Justice

 

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Its hard to predict whether Dick Gregory will be most celebrated as a path-breaking comedian or a trailblazing civil rights activist. Its impossible to imagine the history of either movement without him—or without his unique blending of the two. In the early 1960s, he became one of the first black comedians to perform before integrated audiences. In 1967, he ran for mayor of Chicago against Richard J. Daley, and a year later for president as the Freedom and Peace Party candidate. The author of and contributor to many politically charged books, Gregory is still a staunch, wry political voice across a range of issues as varied as nutrition, social justice, and the environment. Chicago Sun-Times columnist Laura Washington interviews the provocative and always unpredictable Gregory.

Dick Gregory: Race, Comedy, & Justice – YouTube

 

The B.L.A. ( Black Liberation Army ) 1970s to 1980s History | newafrikan77

I see a lot of interesting info about the BLA and I thought I would share this…

After the social upheavals of the 1960s failed to trigger the vast systemic changes many protesters sought, the early 1970s saw a number of militant groups form secoret underground cells that pledged to use violence in an attempt to fight for civil rights, end the Vietnam War and, in the minds of the hard core, trigger a violent revolution in the streets of America.

While groups like the Weather Underground, the Black Liberation Army and the Symbionese Liberation Army were vehemently anti-war, their core motivation was rallying the black community toward open revolt. It was a time when police brutality was rampant—far worse than today, by most measures—and white police officers rarely were prosecuted when they killed black civilians. The underground groups of the ‘70s thus made police their first and most frequent targets. The Weather Underground did so with bombs, until one went off accidentally, killing three of its members, leading the group to disavow murderous violence.

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Critcal Mass by Brian Gorman

This my guy from the Ill State U with a quick breakdown on why Chicago is the way it is due to systemic racism…

Critical Mass is an article written by Brian Gorman. It appears in the September 2020 Edition of the Metropolis Newspaper (https://www.metropolisnewspaper.com/s…). Video was styled by Diverse City (www.enterthecity.com)

Critcal Mass by Brian Gorman – YouTube

10 years in prison for illegal streaming? It’s in the Covid-19 relief bill

Just so u know, this is targeting IPTV providers and the like, not firestick folks lol…. u know media needs their FUD (Fear Uncertainity & Doubt)

Tucked away in the more than 5,000-page long Covid-19 stimulus bill is a new law that severely punishes streamers that pirate large amounts of copyrighted content.

You probably have nothing to worry about: The “Protecting Lawful Streaming Act,” which was introduced earlier this month by Senator Thom Tillis, a Republican from North Carolina, doesn’t target casual internet users. The law specifies that it doesn’t apply to people who use illegal streaming services or “individuals who access pirated streams or unwittingly stream unauthorized copies of copyrighted works.”

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TED Talk on Gerrymandering

If you don’t know what it is…

District lines, and the groups of voters within them, may seem arbitrary, but a lot of thought (and political bickering) is put into these carefully drawn lines. From “packing” a district to “cracking” a district–learn how the shape of districts impacts political parties during election season. [Directed by Smart Bubble Society, narrated by Christina Greer].

 

Godcast Episode 140: The Election Day Special with 2020 Presidential Candidate Deon D. Jenkins

Another good one…. I hate that Lord Jamar has followed the Vlad template of chopping shows but I guess it works for the ADD audiences….

Topic of Discussion: Reparations like it’s never been discussed before.

Godcast Episode 140: The Election Day Special with 2020 Presidential Candidate Deon D. Jenkins. – YouTube