African men were travelling to Brazil for sex vacations with Brazilian prostitutes and the adulation of the Brazilian women Greeze wanted to either confirm or deny and reveal the answers from the men themselves and find out if it is for love and companionship or just sex. The effect may have been suspected but what is the cause?
Through research, personal accounts and testimonies from the men who fall in love or date Brazilian women and the reaction and opinions of the women both in the U.S. and in Brazil, the film touches and unlocks some heartfelt emotions to these complex issues including the economic and educational divide between the sexes and the possibly unachievable roles each places on the other. Although the film exams the controversial topic of relationships outside of the African American race and the country, the film's goal is to elicit open conversation and communication amongst men and women, strengthen the family dynamic and give both sides a platform to give an honest account.
Frustrated ask such questions as why are African American men finding love outside of their race, what do they feel is missing from African American woman and are African American women now in competition with Brazilian women as they are with other races...is there really a threat, or are the women saying good riddance we don't need you or are they fighting for their men?…
making disparaging and racial remarks about Earvin "Magic" Johnson, the basketball icon's calmness in the face of such spite has reflected a maturity in the community often not portrayed in media images of blacks, some say.Yet Sterling’s seemingly paternalistic and prejudicial attitudes toward blacks is evidence of the work left to do, others say. The current dialogue pulls back the curtain on a deeper conversation in the black community about the need to expose and cast out the persistent “plantation mentality” – in which whites are still seen as the owners and bosses – to one of broader access and participation.RECOMMENDED: Six celebrities who could buy the LA Clippers For example, the National Basketball Association has appointed Richard Parsons, who is African-American, as the interim CEO of the Los Angeles Clippers, which Sterling owns. But that is a symbol, many say. The deeper need is for more blacks to be in positions of authority.“Our expectations need to shift now from these ‘firsts’ to sustained power and influence,” says Richard Cooper, assistant clinical professor at the Center for Social Work Education at Widener University in Philadelphia.Out of 30 team owners in the NBA, only one – Michael Jordan – is African-American. Local activists are pushing for a prominent African-American to become the next Clippers owner, says Najee Ali, a well-known black activist and executive director of Project Islamic H.O.P.E. in Los Angeles. Several names have arisen as potential candidates, including Oprah Winfrey and Sean Combs.MOREhttp://news.yahoo.com/sterling-saga-points-plantation-mentality-many-black-community-235437240.html…
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In Brazil, Professor Gates delves behind the façade of Carnival to discover how this “rainbow nation” is waking up to its legacy as the world’s largest slave economy.
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n-Americans were in positions of authority.Though Mr. Sterling was recorded making disparaging and racial remarks about Earvin "Magic" Johnson, the basketball icon's calmness in the face of such spite has reflected a maturity in the community often not portrayed in media images of blacks, some say.Yet Sterling’s seemingly paternalistic and prejudicial attitudes toward blacks is evidence of the work left to do, others say. The current dialogue pulls back the curtain on a deeper conversation in the black community about the need to expose and cast out the persistent “plantation mentality” – in which whites are still seen as the owners and bosses – to one of broader access and participation.RECOMMENDED: Six celebrities who could buy the LA Clippers For example, the National Basketball Association has appointed Richard Parsons, who is African-American, as the interim CEO of the Los Angeles Clippers, which Sterling owns. But that is a symbol, many say. The deeper need is for more blacks to be in positions of authority.“Our expectations need to shift now from these ‘firsts’ to sustained power and influence,” says Richard Cooper, assistant clinical professor at the Center for Social Work Education at Widener University in Philadelphia.Out of 30 team owners in the NBA, only one – Michael Jordan – is African-American. Local activists are pushing for a prominent African-American to become the next Clippers owner, says Najee Ali, a well-known black activist and executive director of Project Islamic H.O.P.E. in Los Angeles. Several names have arisen as potential candidates, including Oprah Winfrey and Sean Combs.MOREhttp://news.yahoo.com/sterling-saga-points-plantation-mentality-many-black-community-235437240.html…
Studies, California State University-Long Beach. He conceived of this celebration after the Watts Rebellion of 1965 as a means of bringing back unity and as a way for African Americans to refocus on something positive. Dr. Karenga used his knowledge of ancient African culture rites to create Kwanzaa, which is loosely based in the African practice of celebrating First Fruits. Numerous African cultures celebrated in this way in order to give thanks to God for His bounty.Nzugo Saba – Seven Principles of Kwanzaa http://www.officialkwanzaawebsite.org/origins1.shtmlSo in creating Kwanzaa, Dr. Karenga wanted to help us as black people to redirect our energies and help us refocus on building ourselves in a positive way, since we are a captured nation within a colonizing nation. The 1960s was a powerful time in history and black people were asserting their power in many ways. Historically black people in America have been systematically destroyed in every arena – economics, education, spiritual, and mental. We have no idea who we are. We are nobodies in the white man’s land. We have been stripped of our cultural connections, and often are used as tools in our own oppression. We try to tak on the oppressor’s cultural norms as a means to authenticity. Unfortunately, we are never allowed to forget that we are considered inferior. Kwanzaa rose up in the midst of this spirit of black reawakening so that we wouldn’t allow the Watts rebellion to sidetrack our forward progress. It is a vehicle upon which we can strengthen ourselves, and rebuild and reconnect to the best aspects of our forgotten culture.READ MOREhttp://nachalooman.wordpress.com/2011/12/26/kwanzaa-its-a-black-thang-but-some-want-no-parts-of-it/…
tial election in which blacks strongly supported Barack Obama while many whites stayed home.
Had people voted last November at the same rates they did in 2004, when black turnout was below its current historic levels, Republican Mitt Romney would have won narrowly, according to an analysis conducted for The Associated Press.
Census data and exit polling show that whites and blacks will remain the two largest racial groups of eligible voters for the next decade. Last year's heavy black turnout came despite concerns about the effect of new voter-identification laws on minority voting, outweighed by the desire to re-elect the first black president.
William H. Frey, a demographer at the Brookings Institution, analyzed the 2012 elections for the AP using census data on eligible voters and turnout, along with November's exit polling. He estimated total votes for Obama and Romney under a scenario where 2012 turnout rates for all racial groups matched those in 2004. Overall, 2012 voter turnout was roughly 58 percent, down from 62 percent in 2008 and 60 percent in 2004.
The analysis also used population projections to estimate the shares of eligible voters by race group through 2030. The numbers are supplemented with material from the Pew Research Center and George Mason University associate professor Michael McDonald, a leader in the field of voter turnout who separately reviewed aggregate turnout levels across states, as well as AP interviews with the Census Bureau and other experts. The bureau is scheduled to release data on voter turnout in May.
Overall, the findings represent a tipping point for blacks, who for much of America's history were disenfranchised and then effectively barred from voting until passage of the Voting Rights Act in 1965.
But the numbers also offer a cautionary note to both Democrats and Republicans after Obama won in November with a historically low percentage of white supporters. While Latinos are now the biggest driver of U.S. population growth, they still trail whites and blacks in turnout and electoral share, because many of the Hispanics in the country are children or noncitizens.
In recent weeks, Republican leaders have urged a "year-round effort" to engage black and other minority voters, describing a grim future if their party does not expand its core support beyond white males.
The 2012 data suggest Romney was a particularly weak GOP candidate, unable to motivate white voters let alone attract significant black or Latino support. Obama's personal appeal and the slowly improving economy helped overcome doubts and spur record levels of minority voters in a way that may not be easily replicated for Democrats soon.
Romney would have erased Obama's nearly 5 million-vote victory margin and narrowly won the popular vote if voters had turned out as they did in 2004, according to Frey's analysis. Then, white turnout was slightly higher and black voting lower.
More significantly, the battleground states of Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Florida and Colorado would have tipped in favor of Romney, handing him the presidency if the outcome of other states remained the same.
"The 2012 turnout is a milestone for blacks and a huge potential turning point," said Andra Gillespie, a political science professor at Emory University who has written extensively on black politicians. "What it suggests is that there is an 'Obama effect' where people were motivated to support Barack Obama. But it also means that black turnout may not always be higher, if future races aren't as salient."
Whit Ayres, a GOP consultant who is advising GOP Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, a possible 2016 presidential contender, says the last election reaffirmed that the Republican Party needs "a new message, a new messenger and a new tone." Change within the party need not be "lock, stock and barrel," Ayres said, but policy shifts such as GOP support for broad immigration legislation will be important to woo minority voters over the longer term.
"It remains to be seen how successful Democrats are if you don't have Barack Obama at the top of the ticket," he said.
fternoon, yelling angrily past each other after Elder claimed that racism “is not a major problem in this country.” The two had just come off a tense segment regarding the Ferguson riots, and when host Brooke Baldwin asked Elder about the mental health of young black men he seemed intent on continuing that conversation.LISTEN TO VIDEOMORE http://conservativevideos.com/2014/08/cnn-explodes-black-guest-says-racism-major-problem-country/#2DAgUQVlMkmi8gx5.99ONE OF MANY COMMENTS FROM ABOVE LINKJeffrey Liggens WROTE: You do not have a grasp of who Larry Elder is. He is so preoccupied with conservative political rhetoric, that he is blinded to much of what many Black people still go through today. He is not alone. Another Black "conservative" talking head made the remark that racism isn't a problem in America. Yet, in many places of the major city I have lived in and shopped, I have been treated very differently. I am a retired, college educated, middle aged man who pays as I go. Yet some have acted like they must become more vigil when I am around. I'll never forget back in the '90s, when I was driving my new BMW, from the house I owned alone, I was trailed, and pulled over by two police cars. They had to make sure I hadn't stole the car. A young Black man, doing okay with his life is suspected of selling drugs, or having stole from someone. That's the stigma many White Americans want to have about Black men. Then they point to "statistics". Then you have the likes of Larry Elder acting like Black people have no struggles, whatever they go through they are at fault, and that many Black people are not trying to do something for themselves; we who complain are all just whiners. But then ignorant "non-Black people" hail him as some great sage, who is "telling it like it is" about Black people. I don't think the lying propaganda against Black people that advances these stereo types can get much worse.----------------------------------Watch: Jesse Jackson Is Left SPEECHLESS After Black Ferguson Protester Calls Him Out In Epic RantAs he attempts to leave a fast food restaurant near the scene of a Ferguson, Mo. police shooting that sparked riots and looting across the St. Louis area, Jesse Jackson was stopped by at least two protesters criticizing his ostensible leadership within the black community.“Are you here to support us?” one man asked in the filmed interaction. “We haven’t seen you.”Though Jackson sat quietly during most of the incident, when he attempted to address the concerns, he was immediately cut off.After asking the cameraman to wait, he responded, “Ain’t no wait a minute, brother — this is real!”The activists addressed Jackson’s apparent disinterest in being directly involved in the protests, suggesting that he is more interested in his own causes.“We haven’t seen you marching at all,” the protester chided. “When you gonna stop selling us out, Jesse?”He concluded that Jackson is “not even a brother” and that, unless he intends to “pay the bond of those brothers that’s been locked up,” he can “keep moving.”SEE VIDEORead more at http://www.westernjournalism.com/leader-black-protesters-ambushes-jesse-jackson-missouri/#zZYHfHLY0IUAZJO8.99----------------------------Sharpton, Captain Johnson Give Moving Speeches at Ferguson Memorial for Michael Brown
http://www.newsweek.com/community-members-rally-ferguson-church-memorial-michael-brown-265148-------------------------VIDEO: Emotional calls for justice highlight Michael Brown unity rally
http://fox2now.com/2014/08/17/live-updates-al-sharpton-speaks-at-michael-brown-unity-rally/NOTE: I AM TOLD THAT IN ONE OF AL SHARPTON VIDEOS AL SHARPTON, COLLECTING MONEY FROM PEOPLE, AL SAID THAT THERE WILL BE NO RECORD OF HOW MUCH MONEY BEING DONATED, BECAUSE THE MONEY IS NOT GOING TO AN ORGANIZATION, THE MONEY WILL GO DIRECTLY TO BROWN FAMILY.SO DID AL SHARPTON GET ANY OF THIS UNACCOUNTABLE MONEY?DID JESSE JACKSON COME TO GET A CUT A CUT OF THIS UNACCOUNTABLE MONEY.ATTORNEY CRUMP DID NOT WIN THE TRAYVON CASE, WHAT MAKES THE BROWN THINK ATTORNEY CRUMP WILL WIN BROWN CASE?
Woman, children accidentally pulled over by police at gunpointSaturday, August 23, 2014FORNEY, TX (KTRK) --Shocking new dash cam video shows a young mother being pulled over at gun point by police in Forney, Texas, all while her four little kids were in the car. Police admit they made a mistake but are refusing to apologize.Kametra Barbour says she was driving four children under the age of 10 home when she was suddenly stopped and surrounded by police. Officer: "Driver let me see your hands everybody stick their hands out the window." Barbour: "What is wrong?" Officer: "I'll tell you in a minute."Barbour was told to exit the vehicle with her hands above her head. Police then shackled them in cuffs right in front of her children. Barbour: "What is wrong? My kids!" Officer: "How old are they?" Barbour: "They're six and eight and ten, nine. What are we doing?" Officer: "Hold on a second, okay?" Barbour: "What is going on? Oh my God, you will terrify my children." Officer: "We got a complaint of a vehicle matching your description and your license plate, waving a gun out the window."MORE