So, we were never big on the comedian Russell Brand... until now! We happened to catch our now favorite comic on NPR discussing his most recent book 'REVOLUTION' and his hope to see a peaceful one take place very soon! Well, we were trippin' off the science this Brother was dropping!!! Say what?!!!
Regardless of what one might think of Brand's brand of comedy, many of his insights were crazy on point!
Mad love to him for trying to elevate the people's consciousness (with much truth and mad laughs) and for using a few of the same imperfect revolutionary figures in his 'Messiah Complex' comedy stand up world tour as are on the "Taharka Brothers figures to make flavors about list--Brother Ghandi and Brother Malcolm X."
Check Brand out at the below links.
We rocking with Russell, family! Hilarious truth!
Russell Brand Talks Malcom X & Che Guevara Plus Explains Modern Day Heroes on Sway in the Morning
Russell Brand Says He Wants A ‘Revolution’
11/20/2014 0 Comments
Family. Had to shout it out loud and proud that the legendary TV writer, producer, and "very liberal" activist Norman Lear is following the Bros. on Twitter! So cool!
If you're not up on Lear's work hit youtube...now! He was a groundbreaking TV Producer creating sitcom shows in the 1970's that tackled issues of bigotry, racism, homophobia, and poverty with hilariously daring and provocative shows such as 'GOOD TIMES', 'ALL IN THE FAMILY', and 'THE JEFFERSONS'!
Can't say how surprised we are and how dope it is to have uncle Brother Norman following what the Bros. are up to here in Bmore. Crazy!
It's crazy because some months back we posted here and on Twitter that we'd added Lear's show 'GOOD TIMES' to the list of inspirations for potential flavors as the show dealt w/poverty in the projects in Chicago. So, to now have Lear get down with the fam is way cool!
Uncle Brother Norman's got a new memoir out, 'Even This I Get to Experience', and you can follow him on Twitter at @TheNormanLear.
And If ya' ain't following "the flavor" on Twitter you should do so! @TaharkaBros
Cause in the words of Chuck D of Public Enemy, "what you aught to do is follow for now/power of the people, say/make a miracle..."
Keep the GOOD TIMES ALL IN THE FAMILY,... family! ;o)
If you caught Real Time with Bill Maher this past weekend you caught Sister Linda Tirado on their talking all things "Hand to Mouth: Living in Bootstrap America". If you're not up on the author and her new book then hit the links below for further info!!! This is a Big Brother literary recommendation, family!!!
About this joint:
We in America have certain ideas of what it means to be poor. Linda Tirado, in her signature brutally honest yet personable voice, takes all of these preconceived notions and smashes them to bits. She articulates not only what it is to be working poor in America (yes, you can be poor and live in a house and have a job, even two), but what poverty is truly like—on all levels.
In her thought-provoking voice, Tirado discusses how she went from lower-middle class, to sometimes middle class, to poor and everything in between, and in doing so reveals why “poor people don’t always behave the way middle-class America thinks they should.”
And a little more on this joint:
Perhaps we should try to make a flavor that addresses this book's topic--an ice cream flavor that tastes like poverty (and we're joking...half way). Any suggestions on the ingredients for such a flavor are welcome, family.
11/7/2014 0 Comments
Brake the chains, family! Looks like a dope food documentary drops Nov. 21st about the abuse of farm-workers within the United States and the role of multi-billion dollar supermarkets and fast food industries play in the struggle.
Shout out to Sistuh/Actress/Hispanic issues activist/Philanthropist Eva Longoria (“Cesar Chavez Legacy Award” winner) for helping produce this joint!