“Africa”

Level 7

Since: Jan 12

Oakland

#24 Dec 28, 2012
Anti-Chaos wrote:
<quoted text>I have yet to see the movie..and I would love to see a top notch director make a bm a hero with all the special effects so I'm going to make seeing the movie a priority..hope your not lying because I have such little faith in wm nowadays../=
Trust me, it was a great film, I am nothing less than an African advocate, I would never promote anything about Blacks that I didn't think showed us in a good light.

This movie definitely fits that description, I don't give a damn if it was made by a white person or not.

“Africa”

Level 7

Since: Jan 12

Oakland

#25 Dec 28, 2012
The Sheeple wrote:
Tarantino turned one of the darkest eras of American history into a low brow recycled B-style movie trash, so I guess by today's low standards he has "talent".
How did Tarantino turn "one of the darkest eras of American history into a low brow recycled B-style movie trash"?
The Sheeple wrote:
Spike Lee was speaking the truth, African American Slavery was not a Sergio Leone spaghetti western.
The movie wasn't about turning American slavery into a western. It wasn't even really about slavery, it just took place in that time period.

That is all.

The main character was a slave for like five minutes in the very beginning, and then he became a free man, so how is what you're saying even accurate?
The Sheeple wrote:
Even Django was just a sidekick to a white man throughout the majority if the film.
No he wasn't, Django was the main character throughout the entire film as most of the spotlight was placed on him, especially during the second half.
The Sheeple wrote:
This is Tarantino's candy film about slavery told by his imagination, he can accept slavery if he viewed it as black people fighting back under the gaze of a white man.
The original concept started as an idea of a slave turned bounty hunter who went around killing white people.

That was the basic premise of the movie when the idea was first hatched thirteen years ago, all those other elements developed later.

And like I said, as Jamie's presence really does become dominant in the second half.
The Sheeple wrote:
Black people were slaves because we didn't fight back but Django was a character who was created by a privileged white male so he had the big cahoonas to fight back.
In a case like that, there really wasn't too many other predicaments where slaves could have become non-slaves other than running away (and not getting caught) or being set free by your master.

These were really the only ways one could become a non-slave.

Also, the character was trained by the White male to shoot, his character did not form from the white man. What gave him the "cahoonas" to fight back was him wanting to reunite with his wife. That in itself was the certral plot of the whole movie.

That, and wanting to get back at all the Whites that had abused him and his lady prior.
The Sheeple wrote:
The irony here are those of you on Lee's case while showing support for a junk film told by the vision of a 21st century white male.†
I don't have a problem with Spike's or your discontent with the movie.

I just think some of you are mischaracterizing it. The film was not really movie about slavery so much as a movie that was simply set in the time period of slavery, as the it mainly just centered on a single person, and not on a bunch of slaves, and since the main character was a free man for the overwhelming part of the movie.

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#26 Dec 28, 2012
Bakari Neferu wrote:
<quoted text>
Jaime was a great actor in the film, and it took him a lot to really transform himself into a slave, so Spike's praise of him is justified, he didn't want to view the movie because he felt that it, in a way, was seeking to make "light" of slavery, since it is essentially a "Cowboy Western" theme.
His reservations about the film have nothing to do with Jamie, moreso the fact, I think, that a White person was making another film about Blacks in an oppressed situation. Such themes are indeed hard to view, even for myself, but this movie was definitely tasteful and in the favor of Black people.
In short, it was a great film with great acting actors.
Are you a journalist?! Because everything you typed was so well said. You're making want to go see the film, like...TOMORROW!

Great post!

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Since: Jun 12

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#27 Dec 28, 2012
Anti-Chaos wrote:
<quoted text>Why don't you ever stick up for blacks and stop kissing the wm a#$ 24/7...we need to bleach your kind so we don't get you mixed up with thinkin your part of our people..
I don't "stick up for blacks" because of ones such as yourself who are an embarassment to the decent ones like myself. If there was a lone island far away from the U.S. and civilization, I'd ask God to stick your kind (ignorant blacks), ignorant whites, ignorant hispanics, ignorant Asians, and everyone else in between on it to argue with each other and give each other headaches so you can leave the rest of us alone.

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#28 Dec 28, 2012
Bakari Neferu wrote:
<quoted text>
Django is 100 times better than any filth on BET.
I practically NEVER go to the theaters to watch any movies, even if they have Black people in them that I know or even like, but I just knew I was going to go and see this movie ever since I saw the trailer, and can confidently say that Django is the best slavery themed movie I have ever seen and definitely better than any Spike Lee or John Singleton movie, including Malcolm X, in my opinion.
To be quite honest, I haven't gotten quite the rush I got from viewing Django the since I saw the movie Black Panthers, when Huey and Bobby were standing up to those cops in Oakland.
Some people might be offended by the overuse of the the N word, I didn't like it either, but I can see why it was put in there considering the time period.
Outside of that though, It is definitely a movie I would recommend. Even if you decide to wait until it comes out on DVD or bootleg, I would still recommend a viewing.
Oh I don't like going to the movies very much anymore myself. I usually wait until a good movie comes out on dvd or netflix. I will definitely see this Django movie though. It sounds interesting. I agree. Anything is probably better than the garbage running day in and day out on BET. What did you think about the Steven Spielberg movie, The Color Purple?
Pure Observation

Washington, DC

#29 Dec 28, 2012
Black Deal wrote:
<quoted text>
You heard about black panther super hero for Avengers?
And I approve of it. I'd like more of that!

“Africa”

Level 7

Since: Jan 12

Oakland

#30 Dec 29, 2012
LAcreole wrote:
<quoted text>
Oh I don't like going to the movies very much anymore myself. I usually wait until a good movie comes out on dvd or netflix. I will definitely see this Django movie though. It sounds interesting. I agree. Anything is probably better than the garbage running day in and day out on BET. What did you think about the Steven Spielberg movie, The Color Purple?
To be completely honest, LA, I haven't seen The Color Purple, and don't ever plan on seeing it. I'm simply not one who likes slave-themed movies, ESPECIALLY those created by whites.

That is why I have never seen The Color Purple, Amistad, Roots, or any of those other slave movies and don't ever plan to.

I'm just extremely adverse when it comes to seeing Black people in that kind of predicament.

In fact, when I first heard about Django way back in October, I was sure I wasn't going to go see that one either, when I learned it was set in the Antebellum South prior to the Civil War, until someone told me that it was about Jamie Foxx's character becoming a bounty hunter. Prior to that point, I didn't even want to see the trailer to even see what the movie was all about, but when I viewed it, I instantly knew that I was going to see it THE DAY it came out, and I am definitely glad I did.

It's the only so called "slave" movie I can vouch for.

What perplexes people like myself is the fact that there aren't really any Black filmmakers making any movies like this, where Black people are whoopin' non-Black ass.

I think Tarantino proved that you can have a Black main character in a film beatin' the breaks off of whites and still make profits. The Hughes brothers also did this with The Book of Eli.

When I went to the theaters, twice, there were more White people in there than Blacks.

And it doesn't have to be a "pitty movie" like Red Tails either, which I also didn't see, but think it would have sucked compared to Django.

Some people may slight Django as being another "Black side-kick movie" like what you saw with Blood Diamand.

Personally, I like Blood Diamand, and Leonardo also starred in that film, but the main character relationship, where the white man is the obvious star and then there's the tag along Black guy, in Django is nothing like that. Jamie is definitely the star, not the lackey, in this one.

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#31 Dec 29, 2012
Bakari Neferu wrote:
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To be completely honest, LA, I haven't seen The Color Purple, and don't ever plan on seeing it. I'm simply not one who likes slave-themed movies, ESPECIALLY those created by whites.
That is why I have never seen The Color Purple, Amistad, Roots, or any of those other slave movies and don't ever plan to.
I'm just extremely adverse when it comes to seeing Black people in that kind of predicament.
In fact, when I first heard about Django way back in October, I was sure I wasn't going to go see that one either, when I learned it was set in the Antebellum South prior to the Civil War, until someone told me that it was about Jamie Foxx's character becoming a bounty hunter. Prior to that point, I didn't even want to see the trailer to even see what the movie was all about, but when I viewed it, I instantly knew that I was going to see it THE DAY it came out, and I am definitely glad I did.
It's the only so called "slave" movie I can vouch for.
What perplexes people like myself is the fact that there aren't really any Black filmmakers making any movies like this, where Black people are whoopin' non-Black ass.
I think Tarantino proved that you can have a Black main character in a film beatin' the breaks off of whites and still make profits. The Hughes brothers also did this with The Book of Eli.
When I went to the theaters, twice, there were more White people in there than Blacks.
And it doesn't have to be a "pitty movie" like Red Tails either, which I also didn't see, but think it would have sucked compared to Django.
Some people may slight Django as being another "Black side-kick movie" like what you saw with Blood Diamand.
Personally, I like Blood Diamand, and Leonardo also starred in that film, but the main character relationship, where the white man is the obvious star and then there's the tag along Black guy, in Django is nothing like that. Jamie is definitely the star, not the lackey, in this one.
Jamie Foxx is a really good actor I must say. I asked if you saw the movie Color Purple because I love that movie. I didn't think it was offensive even though it was produced by a white man. I didn't think it was bias either but just the opposite, just gave you glimpses of the truth. I like the movie Blood diamond also. It even made me think twice about everytime I see a diamond ring how many people may have died over those diamonds. This movie call Time to Kill...that's one movie I can not watch ever again. I've watched it once and it enraged me because of a certain scene in particular. I will try finding the trailer to Django tomorrow to watch. I think it'll be a good movie.

“Sexy & Independent”

Since: Dec 12

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#32 Dec 29, 2012
Crusher wrote:
Spike Lee has come out against the movie, stating that it "Disrespects (his) ancestors", even though he hasn't even seen the movie...
How the hell can you make that kind of serious judgement if you haven't even seen the film yet?
Spike Lee is never happy. If Spike Lee is that angry then he needs to start making movies again. I really did not care for Spike Lee's Movies. I will definitely check out the movie. MOS DEF......
Leroy

Charleston, SC

#33 Dec 29, 2012
Jamie Foxx loves the idea of killing lots of white people. All black people love that idea. That is why they will love this movie.
Leroy

Charleston, SC

#34 Dec 29, 2012
More white people have been slaves than blacks ever were. The difference is that white don;t whine about it and play the victim. They do not use that as an excuse for their shortcomings like blacks do.
Masud_S_Hoghughi __

Netherlands

#35 Dec 29, 2012
...is wot happens when u let the baboons out of their cages........
Kunta Kinte

UK

#36 Dec 29, 2012
The Dependency of African Women On Hair Relaxers is Truly Worrisome
Posted by Reunionblackfamily. on December 29, 2012 at 4:05 AM
The dependency of African Women on Hair relaxers is truly worrisome especially as most women are not well informed about the chemicals present in these relaxers. Women relax their hair at least once every month and this ritual continues mostly for the rest of their lives. Being exposed to potentially harmful chemicals in small doses for a long period of time is whats absolutely scary. Hair companies do not print all the chemicals present in black hair products, if they did theyíd probably go out of business.
I realize there isnít a lot of advocacy on this issue. I always hypothesized that the use of relaxers, in the long run would cause some sort of ailment. But like all scientific hypothesis, it has to be tested. Seeing Iím just a young Scientist with no fancy lab or high tech equipment to call my own, i decided to do what scientists do best which is to find some sort of evidence..but this time using good old Google. Iím happy to say i found a recent study on this.
A new study in the American Journal of Epidemiology has linked hair relaxers to uterine fibroids, as well as early puberty in young girls.
Scientists followed more than 23,000 pre-menopausal Black American women from 1997 to 2009 and found that the two- to three-times higher rate of fibroids among black women may be linked to chemical exposure through scalp lesions and burns resulting from relaxers.
Women who got their first menstrual period before the age of 10 were also more likely to have uterine fibroids, and early menstruation may result from hair products black girls are using, according to a separate study published in the Annals of Epidemiology last summer.
Three hundred African American, African Caribbean, Hispanic, and White women in New York City were studied. The womenís first menstrual period varied anywhere from age 8 to age 19, but African Americans, who were more likely to use straightening and relaxers hair oils, also reached menarche earlier than other racial/ethnic groups.
While so far, there is only an association rather than a cause and effect relationship between relaxers, fibroid tumors, and puberty, many experts have been quick to point out that the hair care industry isnít regulated by the FDA, meaning that thereís no definite way to fully know just how harmful standard Black hair care products really are.
Fibroid Facts
Fibroids are tumors that grow in the uterus. They are benign, which means they are not cancerous, and are made up of muscle fibers. Fibroids can be as small as a pea and can grow as large as a melon. It is estimated that 20-50% of women have, or will have, fibroids at some time in their lives.
From lessons in Epidemiology, i learnt that A might be associated with B but not the cause of B. In this case the study found that there is only an association rather than a cause and effect relationship between relaxers and fibroid tumors. In lay terms this means relaxers are associated with fibroid tumours but relaxers are not the reason why people get fibroid according to this study.
I really love to see my Beautiful Black sistas throwing down science and being empowering. I like to see that they understand some to many of the aspects of what we are facing as a whole as Black people. But I would like to ask you sista, When are you going to take off that wig, weave, and relaxer out your head to get a higher sense of clarity that only can happen when you love and accept yourself for who you TRULY are, A Black woman.
INDIE NIK : AN AFRIKAN VOICE SOMEWHERE IN AMERICA
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#39 Dec 29, 2012
Halle Berry Sister wrote:
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Spike Lee is never happy. If Spike Lee is that angry then he needs to start making movies again. I really did not care for Spike Lee's Movies. I will definitely check out the movie. MOS DEF......
I think you may be misinterpreting Spike's ferver just a little. If there be any ANGER on Spike's part, I think it has much to do with how WE AS A PEOPLE have been portrayed on camera. He's also concerned about who all is telling OUR STORY. Its bad enough that someone else IS, but its twice the reproach when these other ethnicities build THEIR empires and make a grip off of OUR STORY (fiction or non-fiction), whether it be OUR history, our culture, they're the ones who profit MOSTLY.

If only there were MORE Spike Lee's!

“Cool Like That”

Level 5

Since: May 08

Everywhere

#40 Dec 29, 2012
I wish more Black people would follow Spike Lee's lead and start making their own films and telling their own stories.

There should be more Black women and men making and producing films.

If there are more Black women and men producing and making films, the chances of getting better quality films that give more accurate depictions of Black history, culture, and life, is that much greater.

Black people need to tell their own stories more, and even if they tell other people's stories they can do it from a Black perspective.

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Since: Oct 10

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#41 Dec 29, 2012
IkeLike wrote:
I wish more Black people would follow Spike Lee's lead and start making their own films and telling their own stories.
There should be more Black women and men making and producing films.
If there are more Black women and men producing and making films, the chances of getting better quality films that give more accurate depictions of Black history, culture, and life, is that much greater.
Black people need to tell their own stories more, and even if they tell other people's stories they can do it from a Black perspective.
The minutse WE begn to value OUR own perspective, WE'll be more apt to tell it.

“Cool Like That”

Level 5

Since: May 08

Everywhere

#42 Dec 29, 2012
It appears that some Black people are easily pleased just because a White man made a fictitious film about them that portrays a Black man as a heroic figure.

These same Black people will flock to the movie theaters and pay money to see this film making that White man even richer.

Are Black people that hard up for heroic figures that they will celebrate any movie that is made that offers them a fictitious Black hero, regardless of the context of the movie or its intent?

I'll bet if Spike Lee made a documentary about Nat Turner, only a few Black people would show up to see it. Black people you need to get your priorities in order.
Pure Observation

Washington, DC

#43 Dec 29, 2012
vampiYAH stabB wrote:
<quoted text>The minutse WE begn to value OUR own perspective, WE'll be more apt to tell it.
THIS !!!

c/s 1000%

The huge IF/WHEN. When we start holding our own opinions of each other as paramount to others we displace whites opimnions.

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Since: May 10

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#44 Dec 29, 2012
well red tails was directed by a bm. i have to say i was very disappointed in that movie. but on the other hand glory was the best aa themed movies i've ever seen.

now there are some really good black directors. precious and training day had aa directors. and i like just bout everything the hughes bros put out.

imo, spike lee is just an ok director. john singleton has had some hits and misses. one of his biggest misses imo was rosewood.

this is why i wonder if an aa can make a powerful movie that tells the aa story.

i haven't seen django, but every aa i've talked to says it's off the chain -'the blackest movie theyve ever seen'.

a wm producing and directing 'the blackest movie theyve ever seen'.

spike lee might wanna think on that for a minute.
Black Deal

United States

#45 Dec 29, 2012
allthembrothers wrote:
<quoted text>,yep,,them BALCK PANTHER,,,
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,,LUKE CAGE,,,,,,,,,,

,THEM SPECTRE had one where he was a brother,,,,,,,,,,

NICK FURY also had been them brotehr now -N- then,,,,,,
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muthaf*kin SPAWN god danm it,,,,
,

,,,,and that juts a few,,,they been lots of them brothers on that COMIC BOOK steez u draw,,,,,,,
,
Black Panther be king in Avengers comic strip and gots plenty of women to

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