October 17 2007
On this blog, I try to find cool an interesting things online. Sometimes I have an opinion on a topic online and write about it especially about my culture and ethnicity. Being a black man, this post hits close to home. It is about a movie/documentary entitled 'What Black Men Think'. With all the media focusing on the negative aspects of black culture and society (hip hop, education, relationships, crime, etc.), there is very little positive conversation or images of black culture especially about black men in the media. That where this movie comes into play.
IN THE MOST PROVOCATIVE BLACK FILM OF THE YEAR, JANKS MORTON PRESENTS A SEARING EXAMINATION OF THE ROLE THAT MYTHS, STEREOTYPES AND MISREPRESENTATIONS HAVE PLAYED IN THE DECIMATION OF MODERN ERA BLACK RELATIONSHIPS, AND HOW THE SYMBIOTIC RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN GOVERNMENT, THE MEDIA AND BLACK LEADERSHIP PERPETUATES MISINFORMATION TO FURTHER MARGINALIZE THE ROLE OF BLACK MEN IN SOCIETY.
The movie also features the spoken word artist Taalam Acey who will be in Milwaukee as part of the Stillwaters Spoken Word Show on October 19th at the Milwaukee Public Library. There is a clip of him in the movie at the site. I chose not to post it here because of the strong language. However, he does makes some interesting points. You can get the video here.