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Is Laziness and Greed Crippling Black Storytelling in Hollywood?

Actor Anthony Mackie in a recent interview espoused:

“I think right now [blacks] are being kinda lazy on our game,” Mackie said. “There are enough brothers with distribution deals and production deals where we should be making our own movies.”
“Oprah got her own network,” Mackie said. “Michael Jordan own a franchise. We got black money. So there’s no reason why we shouldn’t be able to tell the stories that we want to tell and portray ourselves the way we want to be portrayed.”

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Tavis Smiley & Cornel West Join Forces for New Public Radio Program

Two of America’s most influential and provocative public figures, broadcaster Tavis Smiley and Princeton professor Cornel West have joined forces to co-host a new radio program – Smiley & West – this fall. Building on Tavis’ current popular radio show The Tavis Smiley Show, Smiley & West will integrate their professional and personal relationship to explore contemporary, cutting-edge issues.

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We Count! Black Agenda 2010 hosted by Tavis Smiley



“I don’t get mad at the Tea Party because they’re doing what they’re supposed to do and now we’re doing what we’re supposed to do! Since the Civil Rights movement, I’ve never seen Black people so scared. We are the only group of people in this country that didn’t come here voluntarily. We are forced immigrants. We are also the group of people that the American Government made laws against to keep in bondage. It’s time for us to come out of the wilderness.” -Dorothy Tillman

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Al Sharpton and Tavis Smiley Clash on Air

Tavis Smiley: We need to have a conversation on whether or not Black Leaders are giving President Obama a pass on the Black agenda. This president needs to be asked to focus on issues dealing with Black folks.

Al Sharpton: I spend 18 hours a day dealing with Black Folks’ agenda. I think the president is smart for not becoming a Black exponent on Black views to feed into Glenn Beck and all of them; So they can have an easy way to stop legislation to help Black people.

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[Video] Bernie Mac… So you’ll never cry again.