Black Power movement
The light-hearted portrayal of the police in the film is dangerous messaging at a time like this.
While in the middle of festival season, flea markets, outdoor food parties, and every other kind of big thing that outside in the summer, I find myself in an ocean of Ankara and dashikis -- and it isn't exclusive to one group of people anymore. This trend has gone mainstream.
Fifty years ago, the term "Black power" fired into the American vocabulary. In celebration of the fifty-year anniversary of the call for Black power this week, I present this exclusive excerpt from my new book.
Some declared that we had turned a page and entered a post-racial society with the election of the nation's first African-American president in 2008. Yet cases of racism, violence and overt discrimination in schools, housing, the workplace and penal institutions persist.
I was not there chanting, "Save our schools!," at the top of my lungs because I care about my own job security. I was there, because to me, access to quality education is the civil rights issue of our time and something I take incredibly personally.
Thomas infuses his passion for the music, poetry, and recorded rhetoric with a weighty reverence for the events and attitudes that shaped a generation. His mission started out quite innocently.
Erykah Badu is hosting a two-part series about the Black Power and Black Arts movement of the late '60s and '70s on BBC Radio
Swedish filmmaker Göran Hugo Olsson's documentary The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 is one of those once-in-a-lifetime films which seamlessly reaches the full cinematic goal of changing its viewers' world for good.