[video] Nas Learns 3rd Great Grandmother named Pocahontas Was Sold for $830

This short clip brings some great context to the brutality of slavery and the triumph of these remarkable people breaking free of the chains of their evil slave masters.

Nas encounters his 3rd Great-Grandmother’s Bill of Sale, a devastatingly telling document, and imagines what his enslaved ancestors’ daily lives might have been like, from hardships and pain to marriage and celebration.

Hacker speaks on PBS Tupac and Sony hacks

If you are wondering why hackers are loyal to Wikileaks, its because Julian Assange was a hacker himself as revealed in the documentary about him and how the organization came to be. Anyway time for corporate america and everybody else to realize that these hackers will rip your online presence to shreds if you dare say anything against Wikileaks. Here is some direct words from a hacker concerning their problems with PBS and Sony

via Forbes

“We just finished watching WikiSecrets and were less than impressed. We decided to sail our Lulz Boat over to the PBS servers for further… perusing,” read a statement that LulzSec posted to Twitter. “Anyway, say hello to the insides of the PBS servers, folks. They best watch where they’re sailing next time.”

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[video] Sesame Street bans Katy Perry ‘Hot N’ Cold’ video

Katy Perry is too sexy for Sesame Street. Seems that is the way a bunch of parents feel once they saw this video below of her ‘Hot N Cold’ collabo with Elmo. You decide.

via NY Times

In a statement, Sesame Workshop wrote:

“Sesame Street has a long history of working with celebrities across all genres, including athletes, actors, musicians and artists. Sesame Street has always been written on two levels, for the child and adult. We use parodies and celebrity segments to interest adults in the show because we know that a child learns best when co-viewing with a parent or care-giver.

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Common, Wyclef, Ne-Yo Appear on “The Electric Company”


via HipHopDX

This past January, PBS brought back the 1970s classic television show “The Electric Company,” with special appearances from several famous faces including Mario Barrett, Sean Kingston, and Tiki Barber. The original version of the educational kid’s program, which helped children learn the ins and outs of English grammar, regularly starred big names like Bill Cosby and Morgan Freeman.

Recently, Common [click to read], Wyclef, and Ne-Yo each made musical contributions to the show.

Common plays the part of an Indiana Jones type character who searches for a gigantic artifact:

one word: pause

Rev. Jeremiah Wright on Bill Moyer(Interview Link & Transcript)

Bill Moyers interviews the Reverend Jeremiah Wright in his first broadcast interview with a journalist since he became embroiled in a controversy for his remarks and his relationship with Barack Obama. Wright, who retired in early 2008 as pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, where Senator Obama is a member, has been at the center of controversy for comments he made during sermons, which surfaced in the press in March.

Related Post: Why is it so quiet after the Moyers-Wright interview?

Click [here]for full interview:

Click here for Transcript

Here are the links to the recent Rev. Jeremiah interview with Bill Moyer. This is a great interview and I commend both Bill Moyer and Rev. Wright for giving us such a powerful interview and insight into the this controversy created by the media. Powerful Indeed.

This man should be applauded for his life long effort and anyone who questions his patroitism has not done anything but watched the sound bytes they put on the web and television to get you all riled up and to fan the flames of racism. Follow the links, watch the in-depth interview and then make an informed decision.

Rev. Jeremiah Wright’s 1st Interview w/Bill Moyer on PBS

The controversial Reverend Jeremiah Wright sat down with PBS’ Bill Moyer and spoke on the controversy he has been embroiled in after “sound bite” statements of him surfaced in which he can repeatedly be heard saying “God Damn America!!” There are four clips featured here but the interview can be seen in its entirety @ 9pm tonight on PBS. If you’re not in NY you have to check your local listings for broadcast time.

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Ted Turner Calls Iraqis Insurgents “Patriots” Will the Media Crucify Him? Editorial


Now that the outspoken Ted Turner (Mr. CNN) has gone on record and called Iraqi insurgents “patriots” lets see how long it will take for the Media Machine to bash and label him as un-American a la Reverend Wright. While the debate about race lingers on, one of the most missed points of the argument is that Reverend Wright repeated what was said by an ex-US Ambassador and you guessed it, he’s a “white” man. So is it that you can only voice displeasure with American policy if you are a member of the privileged elite, or Caucasian? While visiting Charlie Rose’s PBS show on April’s Fool, all jokes aside, Turner stated his case for slashing our $500 Billion Military budget which he pointed out is the most expensive on the planet but unqualified to beat the under-supplied, under-trained Iraqi insurgents and before them the rag tag fighters of Vietnam. Continue reading