4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 15,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this blog would power 3 Film Festivals Click here to see the complete report.
Dr. Martin Luther King called the Vietnam Conflict (or War depending on who you ask), a "white man's war" and a "black man's fight." Inasmuch as race is a facet of class (according to me), I might be more inclined to name it the "poor man's fight" with an understanding that "poor" by definition in [...]
It is no secret that J. Edgar Hoover’s F.B.I. kept surreptitious files on individuals and groups considered to be threats to the country’s security—that is, the status quo of have and have-nots. That “security” would be maintained at all costs—lies and murders were not above the measures taken. Among those in the files were African [...]
Samuel F. Yette, 81, a journalist, author and educator who became an influential and sometimes incendiary voice on civil rights, died Jan. 21 at the Morningside House assisted-living facility in Laurel. He had Alzheimer's disease. In a career spanning six decades, Mr. Yette (pronounced "Yet") worked for many news organizations and government agencies and held [...]
We have so many Michaels in my family they all have to have handles of some kind--Little Mike, Big Mike, Michael Nicholas. This comes from the youngest of those three: Michael Nicholas. (Thanks Mike!) It's the story of Henrietta Lacks, whose cells were cultured by George Otto Gey to create an immortal cell line for [...]