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The Dark Knight Rises [HD Trailer]

The Dark Knight, Batman series follows up with, “Dark Knight Rises”.  The movie is set to drop July 20, 2012 and will feature Bane as the villain. This is in line with one of Bane’s plans from comic lore, where he released Gotham’s criminals to test Batman as well as another villain will put him to the test…again.  Hit the jump to watch the trailer, Read more…


Brooklyn Boheme – The 2011 Teaser

This the first five minutes of the feature documentary Brooklyn Boheme, which gives a first hand account of this vibrant African-American artistic community that included the great Spike Lee, Chris Rock, Branford Marsalis, Rosie Perez, Saul Williams and Lorna Simpson just to name a few. Narrated and written by Fort Greene resident Nelson George, this documentary celebrates “Brooklyn’s equivalent of the Harlem Renaissance” and follows the rise of a new kind of African-American artist, the Brooklyn Boheme.

This film is currently in the final stages of post production but we wanted to share with you this brand new teaser. It features never before seen footage including stunning aerials, insightful interviews and fresh graphics.  Check it out after the jump, Read more…

50 Cent: The Origin of Me

50 Cent has always been defined by the grim reality of coming up in South Jamaica Queens. But like all African-Americans, there’s a greater journey, across thousands of miles,  back through several family generations…to slavery.  In 50 Cent: The Origin of Me, the legendary rapper will make an unprecedented trek to the Deep South in search of his family’s slave lineage. He’ll re-unite with family members and connect the dots on his ancestral heritage.  This is a real-time journey into past lives and a shared history of horror and hope, pain and perseverance.  Check it out HERE.

J is for Junkie [Full Length Documentary]

Greedmont TV presents a documentary by Corey Davis on a group of crack addicts in Atlanta, GA who live outside in a small cove behind a Texaco gas station, infamously dubbed as the “Living Room”. They share their stories and tell what it’s like to battle with a deadly addiction to crack-cocaine.

“Growing up I never had a father, because he was out running the streets getting high… Right around the time I was born, the mid 80′s, African-American communities across the country was struck by the crack epidemic. Which robbed us our prideful culture and instantly perverted it into a counter-culture where playgrounds became warzones and families were destroyed.” – Corey Davis

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Is Getting A College Education Just A Huge Hustle???

The National Inflation Association just released the most comprehensive documentary ever produced about higher education in the United States called ‘College Conspiracy’ that exposes the facts and truths about America’s college education system and how it’s a hustle that turns vulnerable young Americans into debt slaves for life. [via]

* This is a pretty interesting documentary with VERY valid points.  Let me say this, in absolutely NO WAY are we against ANYBODY achieving a higher education and doing what you have to do and the debt you have to amass in attaining your educational and occupational goals.  This was purely posted for those who are inquisitive and look at their financial return on investment.  We both are graduates of higher learning, but sometimes you do wonder about the psychological, financial and physiological ramifications of attaining an education.  What do you think?

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NASA & STEM with Pharrell Williams & Leland Melvin

Pharrell Williams was in Virginia Beach recently to speak to kids at a function for NASA & From One Hand To Another‘s STEM initiative and was joined by NASA astronaut Leland Melvin. Check out footage from the function after the jump…it’s inspiring action for our youth.  Skateboard P is also working with FOHTA to build the Pharrell Williams Resource Center that’ll be located in his home state of Virginia.  Hit the jump to be inspired, Read more…

A Look At Jay-Z’s $450 Million Empire

Jay-Z has managed to parlay artistic success into financial fortune valued at up to $450 million, according to Forbes. Jay-Z’s many business successes (and few failures) are described in a new book by Forbes writer Zack O’Malley Greenburg, entitled Empire State of Mind: How Jay-Z Went from Street Corner to Corner Office.  [via] The Daily Ticker takes a look at how Shawn Corey Carter amassed his fortune.  Check it out after the jump, Read more…