“The Secret” on Oprah

(In case anybody’s still reading this blog 🙂 I just posted this on my main blog and thought I’d post it here too…) I think the movie The Secret is about to hit its tipping point. On Thursday Oprah Winfrey’s show will be all about that movie — or more specifically the topic of the… Continue reading “The Secret” on Oprah

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Riley’s Letter to BET about AJ & Free’s Firing

It’s been a while since I posted a Boondocks but I couldn’t resist this one. The Cita mention really got me… 🙂 Update: Did I say they were fired? What I had meant to say is that they left of their own volition. 🙂

Def Poetry Season 5

Looks like the new season of Def Poetry is starting off with a bang. Guests on the premiere episode include Avery Brooks, Lauryn Hill, and (gasp!) Dave Chappelle. Set those TiVos! I guess I should mention P. Diddy’s ‘The Bad Boys of Comedy‘ too. I’m not expecting much from that show but I’ll give it… Continue reading Def Poetry Season 5

Jack Johnson Documentary

I watched “Unforgivable Blackness – The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson” over the last two nights on PBS. Ken Burns has produced another fascinating documentary (also see The Civil War and Jazz). If you missed it, I highly recommend seeing it. It’s being aired a few more times this week but it’s also available… Continue reading Jack Johnson Documentary

Criminals Getting Ideas from HBO’s ‘The Wire’

Hell, if I was a criminal I’d probably adopt some of the ideas from ‘The Wire‘ too: The accused leaders of the Queens gang, whose arrests were announced yesterday by Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly and District Attorney Richard A. Brown of Queens, mimicked the practice of characters in “The Wire,” using disposable cellphones to… Continue reading Criminals Getting Ideas from HBO’s ‘The Wire’

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Some More Good Sh!t on PBS

P6 highlights 3 upcoming PBS specials that are certainly worth TiVoing. (I’m setting up my WishLists for them now.) Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson Slavery and the Making of America Do You Speak American?

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