We're gonna keep rollin' with the celebratory Oscars vibe + moments of social commentary that accompanied the awards ceremony two nights ago, family! 'We've been given the word that 'A Dream Preferred', a film about Taharka Brothers Ice Cream directed by Oscar nominated directors Rachel Grady and Heidi Ewing ('Detropia', 'Boys of Baraka' and holding the flowers in the below pic) and shot by 2015 Oscar award-winning cinematographer Tony Hardmon (see the below Fb post), will be released this spring!!!
We'll update you on the release details as we get more info!!!
'A Dream Preferred' teaser one sheet
The TB posse with directors Rachel Grady and Heidi Ewing (holding flowers)
"I would like for this moment to be for that kid out there who feels like she doesn’t fit in anywhere. You do. Stay weird. Stay different, and then when it's your turn and you are standing on this stage please pass the same message along."
"Tonight we celebrate Hollywood’s best and whitest, sorry … brightest."
"We live in the most incarcerated country in the world. There are more black men under correctional control today than were under slavery in 1850." -- John Legend
"It's our time to have wage equality once and for all and equal rights for women in the United State of America!"
"I pray that we can find and build a government that we deserve, and the ones that live in this country, who are a part of the latest generation of immigrants in this country, I just pray that they can be treated with the same dignity and respect as the ones who came before and built this incredible immigrant nation."
"Thank you to Edward Snowden for his courage and for the many other whistleblowers."
"This is Hip Hop for today/I give props to Hip Hop so Hip Hop hooray!" --Treach (of naughty By Nature)
Props and "glory" go to Common and John Legend for representing swell at the Oscars last night! if ya' missed their dopeness the links and speech transcripts are below.
"First off, I’d like to thank God that lives in us all. Recently, John and I got to go to Selma and perform “Glory” on the same bridge that Dr. King and the people of the civil rights movement marched on 50 years ago. This bridge was once a landmark of a divided nation, but now is a symbol for change. The spirit of this bridge transcends race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, and social status. The spirit of this bridge connects the kid from the South side of Chicago, dreaming of a better life to those in France standing up for their freedom of expression to the people in Hong Kong protesting for democracy. This bridge was built on hope. Welded with compassion. And elevated by love for all human beings."
"Thank you. Nina Simone said it’s an artist’s duty to reflect the times in which we live. We wrote this song for a film that was based on events that were 50 years ago, but we say Selma is now, because the struggle for justice is right now. We know that the voting rights, the act that they fought for 50 years ago is being compromised right now in this country today. We know that right now the struggle for freedom and justice is real. We live in the most incarcerated country in the world. There are more black men under correctional control today than were under slavery in 1850. When people are marching with our song, we want to tell you that we are with you, we see you, we love you, and march on."
Peace and Glory! ;o)
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Props to Loki Films collaborator and all-star cinematographer Tony Hardmon (pictured below holding the Oscar and getting selfies up w/Common) for his HBO Docs film Oscar win for 'Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1' Oscar win!
Tony shot the Taharka Bros.' film 'A Dream Preferred'! We've got Academy award winners rollin' with the Brothers, y'all!
An art project by Ana Maroto and Sage Adams, seniors at Elisabeth Irwin High School in Greenwich Village. The project hangs at the school entrance.
The emergence of the new leaders of the continuing civil (see human) rights movement roundtable!
Pussy Riot Talk Eric Garner-Inspired 'I Can't Breathe,' and the Nascent 'Russian Spring'
Pussy Riot are back with their first English song, "I Can't Breathe." Inspired by Eric Garner's death last July and the subsequent protests this winter, and produced with an all-star cast of musicians including Miike Snow's Andrew Wyatt, Nick Zinner of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and Russian bands Scofferlane and Jack Wood, Russian feminist punk icons Nadya Tolokonnikova and Masha Alyokhinarecorded the haunting track and video in New York City in December of last year.
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Follow the "Leaders"!
The events that unfolded this past summer in Ferguson, Missouri galvanized a movement that was already brewing for a long time: a new era of social justice leaders, steeped in the ways of their predecessors but equipped with today’s tools of execution. These individuals form an interconnected wave of activists, attorneys, artists, board members and business strategists who are as inspired by MLK as they are by K.Dot. They’ve protested, rallied, cheered and cried over Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Trayvon Martin, Jordan Davis and the many unnamed victims whose names never make news broadcasts.
Last month REVOLT highlighted 25 New Leaders of Social Justice and on February 19 the conversation continues with the broadcast premiere of Leaders Of The New School.
Tune in to REVOLT on Thursday, February 19 at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT and join the discussion with us at @RevoltTV using the hashtags #NewLeaders and #TalkBack.
For listings visit www.revolt.tv/request-revolt