Alysia Rogers(Fine Sistas from the 90’s)

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I first saw Alysia Rogers in the film Boyz N the Hood.  I thought she was so beautiful! I had a huge crush on her. Alysia Rogers is an actress and devoted mother. Her success has afforded her the opportunity to give back to the communities that have long appreciated her work, which includes donating time to speak to youth about gang violence, and rising above your environment. Alysia most memorable roles were “Damita” in Kid N Play’s “Class Act” (1993 ) and Shanice in “Boyz n the Hood” (1991), opposite Morris Chestnut,Cuba Gooding Jr and Ice Cube. Her latest film was Beyond Merritt(2013).

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She’s well into her forties now but still just as beautiful. Proving once again that black don’t crack!  A truly ageless beauty!

Tales of Buffoonery: Episode 19(Barbershop 3)

Ice Cube..

 

 

The new film Barbershop:The Next Cut was released last week.  Do we really need a sequel to this foolishness?  It stars once again Ice Cube,Eve and Cedric the Entertainer.  But this time they have added rapper/actor Common and Nicki Minaj.  they should’ve just stopped at the first film.  That was enough for me.  But of course you know Hollywood loves to make sequels if the film makes a lot of money.  But this time the comedy has a message.  they address the issue of black on black violence in Chicago.  that’s cool,but I’m sure there will put much more buffoonery than social commentary in this film.

And Ice Cube and Common used to speak up on black issues back in the day.  Common was always Afrocentric and pro-black.  And Ice Cube used to speak out against racism and white bigotry. Cube would never bite his tongue back in 1991-1995.  But Cube has totally went soft!  he and Common having been making big money in Hollywood with their white masters and turned their backs on the people.  Both of these punks are soft as marshmallows.  They have NO integrity in my opinion. They use to have black pride,now they’re a disgrace. I can’t and wont support this garbage of a film.

Straight out of KEMET(Neters With Attributes)

This is a video by author African Creation Energy.  He has some books with great historical information on Africa. His books cover things like African science,Maat and mathematics.  I thought this video of his was an interesting and different perspective on the film about rap group NWA.  It’s much different than most.  Some people think a little deeper than most. Most people tend to look at only the surface.  It’s not always a bad thing to look a bit deeper.

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Be sure to check out the brothers website:http://www.africancreationenergy.com/

NWA Film promotes self hatred and gangster mentality! I miss the old Ice Cube!

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There’s been a lot of talk about the new biopic about rap group NWA. The film is called Straight Outta Compton. It’s been getting a lot of buzz the last few months. Being from the west coast I grew up listening to NWA as a teenager. All my friends loved the way they spoke about the gangster lifestyle in Compton,California. As a kid I wasn’t that socially aware of what NWA was really putting into my mind.  It wasn’t so much the profanity. I heard people cursing at home with family and friends.  It was more what image NWA was showing to the world.  Their music promoted black self-hate,drug and alcohol abuse,disrespect of black women and sexual promiscuity. Yes they really were NIggaz With Attitudes. But they basically promoted a lot of negative racial stereotypes. I know there will be those who will say…what about their most famous song F*ck Tha Police? Yes that was a groundbreaking song back in 1988. It highlighted how the racist police brutalize and kill black people.  I give them some props for bringing that to light.  As we all know the cops are still killing black people and not much as changed in that regard.  But even with that in mind,they still promoted the image of the black thug to the world. They got rich in the process and became household names.  But I can’t let them totally off the hook.  As I got older I started listening to other rappers from the east coast.  I liked a lot of the more pro-black,Afrocentric rappers. Rappers like Public Enemy,Brand Nubian,X Clan,KRS ONE,Jungle Brothers,Poor Righteous Teachers,A Tribe Called Quest,Black Sheep,De La Soul and Queen Latifah. Some of you may not be that familiar with these groups. I suggest you look them up.  I became drawn to these more socially conscious rappers who spoke about black pride and loving your African heritage. And I loved when Public Enemy released Fight The Power.  It’s still a very powerful song to this day. So where is the Public Enemy film??  I don’t think the powers that be will ever make one. The racist whites/Jews that run Hollywood don’t want to promote a film about a group that is trying  to WAKE UP black people. A group that doesn’t glorify anti-blackness,gangster attitudes and calling ourselves niggas.  That is the real reason this NWA film is being made.  It’s to keep instilling self-hatred into black minds.  That’s what Hollywood does best.

The group consisted of Dr. Dre,Ice Cube,Eazy E,DJ Yella and MC Ren. I’m sure the men and their families are glad their story is being told.  But I suspect it will be seriously watered down so that middle America(white) can enjoy it. It will be very sanitized in my opinion. Ice Cube was one of the primary writers of the group. I always thought he was the most talented behind the mic. While Dre was the master producer.  I miss the old Ice Cube though. When he left the group and went solo he had come groundbreaking albums. Albums like Death Certificate,Amerikkka’s Most Wanted,The Predator and Lethal Injection. But over the last ten years he’s really gotten soft. He has started doing films like Barbershop,Are We There Yet,21 Jump Street and Ride Along.  A bunch of silly ass Hollywood films. He was so outspoken in the early 1990’s. His music used to get me hyped up.  He wasn’t afraid to speak his mind about racism,police brutality and dissing The President if he felt like it.  Now he’s a complete Hollywood sellout! I don’t think I’ll be supporting this film. I think I’ll keep my money.

I used to love this song called True to The Game.  It’s funny to listen to now because it sounds like he’s almost describing himself.  He’s become  just another Hollywood sellout coon!

I’m glad Khalid Muhammad put his ass on blast!!!

Public Enemy- Burn Hollywood Burn

Since the Academy Awards are coming up next month,I thought this song would be appropriate. This is a rap song by legendary rap group Public Enemy. Many hip hop fans consider it a classic.It also features rappers Big Daddy Kane and Ice Cube. In light of the racist and stereotypical roles that Hollyweird gives black people to play–Public Enemy perfectly sums up how I feel about the film industry. Enjoy!