Black Entertainment : Hollywood’s Blacks: Servants, Slaves, Ghetto Moms and Thugs

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  1. Clyde C Coger Jr

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    In the Spirit of Structural Racism,



    Hollywood’s Blacks: Servants, Slaves, Ghetto Moms and Thugs



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    Lupita Nyong'o accepts the award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in "12 Years a Slave" at 2014's Academy Awards ceremony in Hollywood. The absence of black Oscar nominees comes after decades of demeaning stereotyping, the author writes. LUCY NICHOLSON

    While working with two black co-workers a few years ago, the topic of black history came up and we decided to challenge each other. Although they were a few years away from graduating from college, I realized they had limited knowledge about the achievements of historically important black Americans.

    I was surprised they did not know the answer to questions such as, “Who was the first black female millionaire?" and "Who was Benjamin Banneker?” I was shocked at the answers I received.

    After thinking about this I realized their lack of knowledge was certainly not related to intellect but was a result of our culture, where the achievements of historically important blacks are absent ...

    http://www.newsweek.com/hollywoods-blacks-servants-slaves-ghetto-moms-and-thugs-308436

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    Oscar protest planned over all-white nominees



    "The goal of the protest is to send a message to the Academy, send a message to Hollywood, send a message to the film industry," said Earl Ofari Hutchinson, head of the LA Urban Policy Roundtable group.

    "And the message is very simple: you don't reflect America, your industry doesn't reflect America. Women, Hispanics, African-Americans, people of color (are) invisible in Hollywood."

    http://news.yahoo.com/oscar-protest-planned-over-white-nominees-085942047.html


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    Halle Berry and Denzel Washington were famously lauded as having made a breakthrough for winning best actress and actor Oscars in 2002 (AFP Photo/Lee Celano)

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    John Legend and Common: more black men are in correctional control now than were enslaved in 1850


    ... After receiving the Oscar for Best Song for "Glory" from Selma, John Legend gave an impassioned speech calling out the present-day state of affairs for African Americans. One line stood out: "We live in the most incarcerated country in the world. There are more black men under correctional control today than there were under slavery in 1850."

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    Common, John Legend - Glory (57th GRAMMYs)





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    When you try to live out rap CD'S like most black men have been doing since like 86, you end up in jail. No surprise there.
     
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    Then why are there no new black indie films on the plight of our young (or not so young) black men circa 2015, Spike Lee etc.?

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    Actions do speak louder than words!

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    Sometimes the white establishment just repeats the obvious as though it's all a done deal anyway!

    That can and will change nothing about their agendas...

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    That's true, or is the cause, more today, iterations of those that have become successful with rap CD's?

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    Oscar Voters: 94% White, 76% Men, and an Average of 63 Years Old

    Older and more dude-heavy than just about any place in America and whiter than all but seven states ...

    http://www.theatlantic.com/entertai...76-men-and-an-average-of-63-years-old/284163/

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    In all due candor and honesty: Even the other brother made a lot of excuses when he wrote his popular book on blacks in Hollywood, whereas today's black media mainstays needed and we should've wanted them to not make the same mistakes all over again...

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