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Slavery by Another Name: The History of Exploitation of Black Labor

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April Taylor Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II was originally a book by Douglas A. Blackmon that tells the story of how black men and women were placed back into slavery conditions through the convict lease system used by state and local governments, white farmers, and corporations after the Civil War.  The book highlights the little known fact that…

Ice-T’s Documentary Opens In Theaters In June

Ice-T’s Documentary Opens In Theaters In June

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    Snoop Dogg, Mos Def, Q-Tip, Eminem, Nas and Kanye West are coming to a theater near you. The Indomina Group said Friday it will release Ice-T’s rap documentary, which features all those artists, in North America on June 8. Ice-T’s directorial debut, “Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap,” premiered at the Sundance Film Festival last month. The film shows classic rappers from across the country discussing how…

Tracy Morgan in the Hospital After Collapsing at Sundance

Tracy Morgan in the Hospital After Collapsing at Sundance

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    Tracy Morgan was taken to the hospital in Park City, Utah this week after he collapsed at the Sundance Film Festival.  The 43-year old actor became unconscious suddenly after receiving the Spotlight Initiative Award.   The hospital is saying that no alcohol or drugs were found in his system. Read More via Tracy Morgan in the Hospital After Collapsing at Sundance.

Nasty As They Wanna Be: 2 Live Crew Making Music Together Again

Nasty As They Wanna Be: 2 Live Crew Making Music Together Again

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    The rap group that created controversy in the early 1990s with songs like “Me So Horny” is reuniting and hitting the road. Luther Campbell said Saturday that 2 Live Crew is back together and will tour this summer. The rapper and producer made the announcement at the Sundance Film Festival, where he is promoting his appearance in the short film “The Life and Freaky Times of Uncle Luke.”…