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"ossie davis" Discussed on Encyclopedia Womannica
"Ann Wallace was born on October Twenty Seventh Nineteen, twenty two in Cleveland Ohio after her mother left the Family Ruby was raised primarily by her father Marshall and her stepmother. Emma Ruby spent much of her childhood in Harlem. The Harlem Renaissance. Thanks to the influence of her stepmother from a young age ruby absorbed the culture and work of black intellectuals from the writings of W E B boys to the poetry of Paul Laurence Dunbar. In Highschool Ruby submitted her own poems to the New York Amsterdam news a black weekly newspaper. Ruby enjoyed writing but caught the acting buzz. Allowed to her classmates and received applause. In one, thousand, nine, hundred, forty, one Ruby married Frankie Deep Brown a liquor salesman. They divorced four years later, but she kept his last name as her stage name. Ruby Hunter College where she joined the American Negro, theatre. In nineteen forty five, she graduated with a degree in French and Spanish the following year in nineteen, forty, six Ruby landed her first Broadway role in Jeb a play which addressed race in post world. War Two. America. While she was hired as an understudy director was so impressed by her performance that she replaced the original actress onset Ruby fell in love with lead actor, Ossie Davis, and they married in nineteen forty. Eight. Together they had three children including blue singer guy. Davis. As a black woman ruby began her film career by playing minor typecast characters. But throughout her time on stage and screen, she fought to change the narrative of what a star looked like. rubies. Big break came in nineteen fifty when she starred opposite. Jackie Robinson in the Jackie Robinson Story. The film address, racial tensions and one critics over. On the era of racial segregation. Valuable Baseball player in the National League. Ruby. starred. That same year Ruby appeared in an unaccredited role in no way out the story of a black Doctor Confronted with racism the movie directly addressed racism and a number of theatres in the deep South. To show it. In, Nineteen fifty-nine Ruby landed the role of Ruth. In Lorraine, Hanbury's revolutionary play a raisin in the sun. It was the first play written by a black woman to be produced on Broadway and the I play with the black director on Broadway. Critic. Edith Oliver wrote of rubies performance. Is there a better young actress in America or one who can make everything? She does seem so effortless. During the nineteen sixties Ruby and her husband Ossie were prominent activists in the Civil Rights Movement Ruby was a member of a number of racial justice organizations including the AA CPI and the congress of racial equality. In nineteen, sixty, three ruby hosted the march on Washington where Martin Luther King Junior famously delivered his i. have a dream speech. The National Urban League honored Ruby, and Aussie with the Frederick Douglass Award for leadership in the Civil Rights movement. Rubies work to change the roles available to her on stage and screen eventually paid off in nineteen sixty five ruby start is kate in taming of the shrew and Cordelia in King Lear making her the first. African. American woman to play major parts in the American Shakespeare Festival in Nineteen Sixty eight Ruby became the first black actress to have a prominent role in the soap opera peyton place. Two years. Later, she played the role of Lena and production of Atholl fugard's Bozeman and Lena a story that tackled the effects of apartheid in South Africa in it Ruby portrayed an independent woman free of the constraints of having to support her husband. She called it the greatest role she never had. Ruby was nominated for eight emmys and earned one for decoration day in Nineteen ninety-one. Ruby, and OSCE worked together onscreen. And off. Aussie wrote and directed the play Hurley victorious which Ruby Start in, and they both start in the film adaptation gone are the days. They hosted a show on PBS called Ossie and Ruby, and later won a grammy for their autobiography with the same title. Together they appeared in four of Spike Lee's films including do the right thing a film about Brooklyn's racial tensions New York Times critic Vincent Canby wrote. Misty and Mr Davis are not only figures within the film, but they also seem to preside over it as if ushering in a new era of black filmmaking. Ruby and OSCE were awarded the National Medal of Arts in Nineteen Ninety five and the Kennedy Center honors in two, thousand and four. In two thousand seven rupee won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Portrayal of Mama Lucas in American gangster. She and Aussie were also awarded the screen actors Guild Life Achievement Award. At the time the president of the organization said. For, more than half a century, they have enriched and transformed American life as brilliant actors, writers, directors, producers, and passionate advocates for social justice, human dignity, and creative excellence. In, net, March on Washington from where we were standing to the Lincoln memorial see a people. It was an integrated grout. No doubt about it. Sam Things happening enthused today. America is promised here. Is Promise. We have been through so much. In two thousand, Fourteen Ruby died in new Rochelle New York at the age of ninety one. Her ashes were interred in the same earn, as Aussies. It was inscribed in this thing together. All month for talking about activists for more on why we're doing what we're doing. Check out our newsletter manteca weekly follow us on facebook and Instagram at Encyclopedia Manica and follow me directly on twitter at Jenny Kaplan. Special. Thanks to lose Kaplan my favorite sister and Co Creator. Talk Tomorrow. Hey. 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"ossie davis" Discussed on Newsradio 830 WCCO
"Done Disney now I just cannot stay I could not stand avatar in the moment and was rooting against it at the Oscars it was it was you know praised for its groundbreaking visual effects three D. stuff back in two thousand nine broke every record highest grossing film of all time passing Titanic which is eventually passed by Avengers endgame nominated for nine Academy Awards and the dialogue in the story was so bad yeah it was crazy how long will it be James Cameron spent making the movie and yet seems to I'm sure he spent a long time writing it but it didn't feel like it the all the details that went into the visuals just didn't seem to go into the story at all it was in its two forty five I remember going to the theater with my now wife but girlfriend at the time Camille and Anna turned to are like ten minutes and then said all right so here's how it's gonna go boy meets girl boy can't gap girl boy gets girl boy of Bruins it boy wins or at the end so they can have your jerk can't do it but in three days you're going to review that with them for it yes it is crazy I I only saw the movie once I saw the feeder I didn't really like it that much of the time but I thought it looked neat I really can't remember anything about it I mean it's crazy how how no non sticky that movie is when you see it like a district right in your brain instead of the so yep yep blue people that's all I remember one streaming movie that is not popular enough Brian not the end of a deep cut but I think this is a great movie is not nearly popular you can stream it for free on IMDb in the movie called Bubba hotel are you I am not it is our written by Joe Lansdale one of the great pulp writers of the modern era and directed by don culturale who did the the phantasm movies or director but it's a it's a great movie costars Aussie Davis and Bruce Campbell from the evil dead series and they play two guys in a nursing home who are convinced that this money is is like sucking the life out of these nursing home residents but it just so happens that Bruce Campbell character believes and may indeed be Elvis Presley and Ossie Davis's character believes that he is in fact John F. Kennedy junior or not is up to you to John Kennedy senior who is not actually fascinated but changed into a black man and put into a nursing home to keep him quiet so now you're saying this is underrated it is so good and it is shockingly like emotionally wrote resident I mean it is a really nice movies about aging about getting older about coming to kind of coming to terms with the colts fan in your life and all these disappointments but it's also got some great comedy Bruce Campbell is dynamite as a guy who might indeed be older it is just so fun and it sticks with you and it's a great it'll make you want to call your grandpa grandpa so I'll say that okay so the hotel once said again buffalo hotel Robert but also to get which is their neighborhood to money okay one streaming movie that to me he is wildly not popular enough well.
"ossie davis" Discussed on Sci-Fi Talk: The First Season
"Sure it will yeah. Unfortunately, it's hard to put you know to totally police that unfortunately, but an end it is. Original material. It's not something that could be traded around like like like. Anything is these days, but unfortunately that's some of the mindset. From independent standpoint. How does you know what's the marketplace like for for filmmaker like yourself? It, there's because of that there's out. Let's to release. And does that affect the way you make movies nowadays well, you know the traditional way model for independent movie making used to be very difficult, almost impossible now It's just you know with the with the decline on the are. Just, you know basically. All kinds of corruption financing just evaporated. Less independent movies are being made there being made on much tighter projects and Tripoli some of these. More modern techniques have proven themselves yet in terms of making sounds, or what have you? been able to figure out real. Wait a minute, honey. So. It's a challenge, but you know the thing in that you know for better or worse, you know. I tried to be as resources I can make my movies and so consequently I've always kept budgets low. You know kept operation lean. You know, try to Make films that I. That I think audiences would enjoy a challenge now and. You know somehow over these years managed to keep making movies outside of. Hollywood mainstream and it's Not waiting to come on the you know big budget script. Since billion dollars to make it with. Ronald. So. Bill still do it a style. Yeah! I think it's I. Think in the market is really good for you. Know for independent outside the studio. I think there's a lot you can do that. Maybe wouldn't have been possible a few years ago. With the alternate ways, people can see things, and you know I mean eventually. Agreed. I think we'll just furio transition here in. The two years and they the next two years. Or three years be just. Suddenly kind of. Startling traditional. Yeah. That's usually the way it happens unfortunately. But. That's the way it goes. I have to ask you. I know that that's one thing that's on the drawing board. The prequel to bubble hotel which I absolutely loved that movie had your signature all over and gross he's he's awesome and the late Ossie Davis. He was just amazing to. Let it right back, yeah! With the PREQUEL is going to. He's going to have now. Well thanks for. The movie I'm super proud of it. I? Really very long experience movies That being said about four years ago. I mean seriously towns Charlie. Uh, sequel, going and I have pretty much. Everything lined up financing had. Called him out he was GONNA play in A. Park her ellison's manager. Script out of whole plan and Just signing participate so. You know that's his right. You just kind of threw me for Lou and so here we are years later. And I. have been getting some. A lot of inquiries. You know what's happening with that one I. I would love to revisit it. I. Think just direct those questions. Deceased finance wonderful the movie Monday all deciding. Or pick another whack that I had to give you. Kudos you were one of the masters her and that was absolutely great series and broke new ground and. You know there is I have a lot of favorites looking back at all those in your certainly one of them. That was a lot of fun or this really nice of you. Yeah, we're good. On time and. You know it's a bit of a challenge. Because the budgets were tight, but it was so cool all to you know. I was shooting. Either there while I was probably mind. was. I could go hang out on the set watch were. Line John McCain of town and that was like our a fan boy in driven I. think that's the cool thing about that quote. Unquote now Lavar Group of Director Friends. So many of them at their core are van, boys and really enjoy I. think more than making doing our own thing. We're watching other guys talking. Yeah I, it said that was a great series and thank God. It's out there and people can. Can enjoy it. John Dies at the end. I think it's a must see especially if you're a if they are fan of your work because it is. It's so easy to just crank out things that people expect you to crank out although you, we've always been all over the place, but but you always seem to challenge yourself and never just stay in the same place, and I think that is very brain these days to actually do something like that. Wow, honey! That is so nice of you because sometimes. I feel like I'm just out in the wilderness, my own. That kind of really makes them feel. Awful going out. Anything, do help publicize. Really appreciate it because you know. Modest release the best harmful words so have really rely. Or Tie find or fans that help us I. Certainly will be using twitter, and all the all the all the tools in my disposal were not all that bamfaste really. Appreciate. It was great talking to you same here. Probably will, will run into. One of these days where we all get together, that would be awesome. Really appreciate it that great to talk to you of course John. John Dies at the end is available right now at an Amazon you can get it there and other download. Venues. Really nothing like I've ever seen before, but it's typical. Don See he just really always out there. Such a pleasure to talk to until next time. This is Joanie tomato have a good day. Hope you had a great holiday season. And Alexa Vega from people to genetic opera, and listening to satisfy talk data listening..
"ossie davis" Discussed on Unspooled
"His shades of gray right ca spike isn't interested. In only dividing the ruled by color, he is dividing up. You know all of the people in the neighborhood by how they feel about each other in every rubric you know. Why do I keep using the word rubric and? It's happening. Do you have a Rubik's Cube I I'm very bad at them. Little Steve White who actually played one of the neighborhood. Kids who end to spend a lot of time screaming ossie Davis, which would be so hard because it's Uh freaking Davis I mean US Davis like he and Ruby. Dee, the people like even after this movie they went out. They were like they both got arrested for protesting when Ahmadou Allah was shot like they really put their bodies on. On the line for art, and for politics, they were amazing, and so Steve White was like. How am I supposed to yell at Ossie? Davis How am I supposed to look at this epic lion figure in scream at him eight. He apologized him. He's like I'm so sorry. I'M GONNA have to yell at you and Nas Davis just like bring it on whippersnapper. Do Your job I love it. Yeah like ossie. Davis character strengths so many things to win mother sister over. He tries flowers politeness. He's very old world Tim's his hat, but what he really does is, she's as controlled woman who's not speaking a lot of the time to him. She won't even acknowledge him, and it's at the end when everything burns down that she is her break down there screaming like no, no, no over and over again. That's one of the worst things to see. Is this woman who's just so broken that she can't even container self anymore the way she's been in? That's kind of gets finally invited over where she will actually acknowledged him. Will you know again? I think about this idea of the film being like a play or a parable, or you know it's like she's overseeing the neighborhood. She's a she is mother Earth's right to a certain degree in the, and now there is like this issue, and and it's like it is affecting her. She's like in a weird way. She is the protector of the block. And when this happens, it's the total disorder like it's a credibly powerful moment. On great performances. We've talked a lot about this character, but not this actor. I mean Bill Nunn who plays radar is amazing in this film. I want to kind of go back and play another Soliloquy. There's a beautiful one that he does about.
"ossie davis" Discussed on Full Cast And Crew
"He was really kind of getting groomed to be great and he had this manager. Who is a complete this mob guy? Who wanted him to change his name? Oddly he said you want him to go with Ramsey Gordon for some reason. There is this pressing of forty fives. We have a Ramsey warden. Faye work is work. My friends okay. What else about Phantasm Gordo? Well I mean you know the right from the moment that you see the flying sphere sure and I think that was even in the commercial. Oh in the original trailer. Yeah probably not the moment of impact. No in certainly not the spitting of all of the brain blood out onto the marble floor. Now now we know like whenever I see an effect where someone is holding their hands like this. We know that it's to to cover the PVC tube. That's running up their sleeve and funneling the blood through the orb like we know that now but as a kid. Did you have any sense of practical effects or did you? Just you just went for it. I don't I still don't do that. I do However you make it happen. That's great. My best friend. At the time was that make up. He was studying to be a makeup artist. Really Worship Dick Smith and severe. Tom Savini Tom Savini And so he got into all of the skeleton and just the whole the mechanics of all that stuff he would make me up to look like a mutilated Zombie. Things but I wanNA know this is. I don't WanNa know how dreams are made. I just want to see some strange shit. You just WanNa see Weird Shit. That's right actually Greg Nicotera who became one third of Cayenne be very legendary. Hollywood Special Effects Company ended up working with cost Garelli. I don't think on this one. But on maybe phantasm two or three now. What about Bubba Ho tap? Did you follow? Cosker rally to that slice of time. That movie came out. I had kind of lost touch with with Cosgrove and it just because there is such a long time span between films and you know it's worth checking out the circumstances I saw. It was the two two thousand two right. I had a huge fight with my lady and I slammed the door and at the time I still had my own apartment on Tenth Street so I stormed up to Think I went to Kmart and I was walking angrily around the Isles of Kmart and then I decided. I'm going to fucking movie and I just went over to second avenue. Saw The only guy in the hotel sitting there and Bubba hotel idea what it was. Did you know it was cost Garelli before you went in no in fact I wouldn't? If you'd mentioned the name Costco the time I wouldn't have made any really because you really WanNa Dasm. Was you know it was a childhood thing? I didn't pay attention to who the directors were done. And so by then I hadn't really revisited it. Okay I loved the movie about the Bubba Ho top. I love What's his name square job? You guys do have similar jaws. Ossie Davis is one thing that show throws me. I was an ancient Egyptian wind up in East Texas rest home. And why is your ride on the wall man? Oh he went in to take crap. Got Bored started writing under Walt. He probably wrote on pyramid woes centuries ago. Come on man like what would he crap? I mean there's not like it. He well he sows so I assume that he would crap so residue by that would mean that if you die from his mouth you don't go to the other side whether those go he'd I just sold to don't exist anymore and you're just so much toilet water. Decoration seem Bruce Campbell. Everything went right for him. Left and it does a late bloomer. Gordo I watch Pablo Chapa again. Couple nights ago because again in Carolis book. There's such an epic and long tail of like how that movie came to be made enjoy. Our lansdale is a great mystery writer. A great crime writer wrote the short story that it's based on and how it came to be has a great making of story and again. It's the pacing is I which I loved the whole. I kind of half of the movie is this long setup of how Elvis came to be in this Texas rest home impersonating an Elvis impersonator but then he starts to do battle with the mummy. Bob Hope Yeah and really wants that kicks in Kinda lost some interest because then you're just kind of in the the. There's some snappy patter but you're in the mechanics of kind of Zombie flick or and so it just kind of devolves anti you know. It's just not my thing I'm like I'm more interested in the first part of the cost. Garelli stub which is like all the setup and the character development which has done really well watching Bruce Campbell. Do his thing and get to do something a little different for him. At the time I thought it was great. Did did you like John. Dies at the end. You don't haven't seen that. I like very much reading about it. And all about it when I heard about it and I it didn't really live up to what I was hoping I mean it certainly was good but yeah. Did you know that the Swedish death metal band entombed performed a cover of the PHANTASM theme.
"ossie davis" Discussed on What It Takes
"As if they're busy motivation was to step into into the shoes of the departing colonial officers be colonial British colonials so them already positioning themselves ah take over power and privilege seemed to be more important to them than service and commitment to the community babs this will become even more understandable if you took into consideration the fact that I was is already at that time because you know they political as already heavily politicised I was very acutely aware of what is happening in south South Africa poverty hardening of the South African apartheid system February play in England was directed at what apartheid South Africa called the invention and Group of spoke about this community anytime during the holidays as we come together go to work in pocket Bonnie and sit on the West African Union Discussing Politics National Politics Continental politics and and we were they'll sue felt maybe main mission first mission was to go aw and liberate South Africa there's no doubt at all in is but this is our immediate mission now this got derailed within within encountered the the first flagbearer says of our national independence and we said we're GONNA ask ourselves shouldn't charity really begin at home you know isn't this the first line all all concerned with should have because I began to see them as new as Intel potential internal colonialists list and of course events proved us right so my attention became diverted towards Nigeria and I couldn't wait to get back and of course was route dance to the forest as a warning play that what we saw indicated clearly that we might have to fight the war of independence all over again this time against our leaders so it's all this came about because because of this politicized vision and a habit add Developed of examining issues very carefully you know in other words not get to carried away by slogans but trying to see what I what lies behind the slogans and how after one fees of struggle is ended ended the next phase might have to be confronted the dance of the forest is cautionary played that skewered the Nigerian political elite I was actually chosen in a contest to be produced as the official play of the Nigerian independence celebrations he'd already returned into Nigeria by that point anxious to participate in the country's post colonial re-formation back home he became editor of an important African Literary Array magazine and he formed a small guerrilla theatre company to perform a different kind of theater than what he was writing for the stage former needed a small group which could take a theme currency improvised around it and perform in the marketplace the on the lawns in Toronto Civil Service Headquarters outside the House of Assembly any open space as well as in the theater hitting directly at unacceptable conduct events with recognizable mimicking acting recognizable individuals pillorying by government and so on without any ambiguity by nineteen sixty five he was a university professor fesser teaching English and theater and things had begun as he'd predicted to fall apart ballot raking corruption power-mongering where the order the day he described those years in his third memoir as the Panchal Amos Years Than Columbus sum up for me the a political mess into which we got ourselves I expression actually by one of the politicians who's a great populist by the way very fascinating character and the Grand Columbus years I used that expression to describe the the the abortion of our expectations the crude the crudeness which politics the violence the ballot-rigging which carried over even into the House of Assembly the fissures this become quite open blown wide open and so virtually settled into into the politics off Niger itself which for me was sad the sad recognition even though I offer mission of warped our heart predictably to still sad to find it coming to pass so receding constantly was that vision of the entire continent marching down south to liberate South Africa which I thought shoot have been our priority in the first place and and so I got that frustration from the two sides to a station from diminishing of that Continental Vision because I saw Africa has women and then frustration about not being able to write the anomalies within Mount Society Got Kamal Deeper and deeper involved in I dream politics and that's when he was arrested and jailed for the first time during the elections of nineteen sixty fifty four I knew that was GonNa cups sometime or the other well those elections were very violent they could not reach the election successfully sewer and so what they did was to start altering the results they were elections with a lot at stake Nigeria was now one of the world's is largest oil exporters and Britain's still exercised enormous economic control in the country but show Yankee believes it was still more contest asked for power than for the control of resources far is an element in itself which one should never underestimate you dominate others seems to be he kind of animal parts of the human makeup which we haven't worked evolved out of in the midst of the turmoil and the violence exacerbated exacerbated by the growing cultural and regional divisions in the country will lay Cherie Inca learned that the premier of western Nigeria where he lived had decided sided to blatantly ignore the election results and announce his false victory on the radio since you have the support of the federal government something drastic ah to be done and so with some assistance some of my usual collaborators I commands to stop the broadcast substitute my I read prerecorded mountains statement so I when the studio and took the prime minister the PR premise tape off and substitute my own you went away. She a Yankees tape contained his accusations of election malpractice so I was tried all right very nasty charge most charged with armed robbery because apparently this hello this event was supposed to take place with the aid of a gun so cutting people you know come into frame they don't charge on drudgery date cost under a pound or whatever and substitute one anyway so that runs where was the robbery anyway I was trying to quit thank goodness but that was after several months of detention and protests by writers from around the world world that same year show Yinka wrote several new plays including one called Congas harvest which was later made into a movie directed by Ossie Davis in the following year nineteen sixty six with the seeds of election corruption planted and growing there was a coup by the Nigerian military led led largely by officers who were from the Egbo tribe that coup failed and made civil war seem inevitable there were massacres use it all especially against the eagles because the first coup the lead is where I must be able and so- reprisal killings took place and the drums of war begun to sound very very loud the east Eagles who fell there have been really valid because they were hunted down all over the place not just in the north they decided decided to secede by friend Christopher Kibo was able of course we again from the Writers Artists Community Entity who quite close Christopher Akiko was a teacher and a librarian and still considered one of Africa's greatest modern poets. When I was detained into that I'm robbery episode he used to come visit me? Detention was not actually formerly early diagnosis not granted bail that's all as his visit man the police cell where was held police station and would vetus portrait together Mark Ridley he would reach sport loped breeding is on points he wanted you to hear exactly how it sounded suit was very oral musical kind of report was a musician also by the way so that wasn't surprising and so he became quite griped her clothes.
"ossie davis" Discussed on Full Cast And Crew
"Making. Look a your blackmail, serious various. Watching back in Massachusetts. I was born in Brooklyn. So good. Fairly spy gives young Carlo, the director's note, he's talking to fast man, you gotta you gotta saw. And he's like, that's how bugging talks. Jon savage is so good in that. What's deft about it? Is it shows from John Savage's white perspective? He's surrounded by young black people and mixed race people in front of his own stoop. And this interaction for him takes this ominous turn where he's like, oh shit. Now, we know that bugging out is just kind of like wolfing Adam, he's not really going to attack him or physically, assaulted, but it's so brilliantly played because you look at Jon Savage's face, and he's sort of like, oh shit. And when that guy who's brilliant in the Lakers, jersey, that guy crack me up so many times in the movie one. Yeah, it's punchy. That's looking guy is show hilarious instigator. All my respect a good instigator. He's always just knowing gasoline on the fire so fucking, which is when the final scene at cells that same group of four kids are the ones who get him to stay open late. Yes. And guess please, please, please news. Sucks. Wait till the other guy. Steve white. Yeah. Lineal Thomas is the guy who comes over his shoulder and says one hundred eight dollars with tax. Okay. So I think Steve white is a mod 'cause I think it's a Mahmod punchy, and I film appearance of more. I think the scene with the mayor when that's again, this same group. Vince Gators also the guy, he turns turns on the mare cruelly, and truthfully. That's another one of these nuanced, scenes, very well, written because yes on the surface, it's cruel to kick this old drunk, brimming Lee homeless man, while he's down. Yes. But on the other hand, the comments that the kid is making in attacking him indicate both kind of the truth of the matter. And also like the consciousness of the kids, they're thinking this way, you know, the mayor says don't know what it's like to wake up here. You five hungry baby screaming guys like NS geo babies. You're right. I don't know if that happened, I would go out and get a job and I would feed them. There's a sense of responsibility that he's advocating. For even as yes, he's grandstanding and get we don't know what that kid's. Life is like new, you can say a cruel thing like that, that he doesn't know his through until you're there. Anybody can say like I would do whatever I could to get a job. Yeah. But shows his lack of life experience and idealism in a way. And it's about the Gulf that exists between the ages here. Yeah. So you have the mayor and mother sister, who are of an age where when the shit starts to go down. They have very different reactions and everybody else on the block does. Yes. And when bugging out as we heard the other clip tries to recruit, everyone for the cells boycott, the mayor doesn't want any of that. And ruby dis reaction is just chilling haunting screaming. No, no, no, no, no. I'm sorry. That green book keeps coming up. And I remember but was Harry onto the letter about Greenville. There is a generational gap and difference between. Yes, your experiences of you are and how you see the few young moving forward and I guess on the backs. Of an earlier generation these younger kids are able to dream bigger or have a different sense of themselves as individuals. And yeah, that's another truth. That's in there to show little of how great Ossie Davis ruby Dee were here. They are just lend such a interesting thing to the movie. Drunk..
"ossie davis" Discussed on WCBS Newsradio 880
"To be sinking beneath them details from our Sophie, a hall and environmentalist tells me she has never heard of this happening on Long Island ever before detached, garages, driveways and walkways are thinking into the ground here in Seaford, alma Hassi. Is scared. What is it like seeing this just sink into the ground and crumbling when it's very disappointing for some all stressed out about it. I don't know where to turn to or who to ask for seventy five years old. I don't like to see I cannot put my car in garage. I cannot come in here. Pull out my lounge chairs no matter where I want. I found residents who wanted to talk to me about the tens of thousands of dollars. They have spent repairing the issues eighty eight year old Patrick Macaluso says he's frustrated about his sinking garage the big problem. I put a lot of time often into it holds up resting a year. And then she starts to crack the version, worship, bigger and bigger and environmentalists and a geologist both say it's likely flowing water under the ground and an investigation is needed to help these residents Sophia hall WCBS NewsRadio eighty later today as special honor for legendary actors and activists ruby Dee and Ossie Davis. Manhattan's Dwyer cultural center is hosting the ceremonial unveiling of ruby Deplace and Ossie Davis way at the northeast corner of one hundred and twenty third and Saint Nicholas happens at eleven this morning. The cultural centers also hosting a display dedicated to the work of D And Davis who had deep roots in Harlem in the nineteen seventies. They were part of the development of the community film workshop council the institute of new cinema artists among other groups both also had long relationships with the Schaumburg centre for research. Church in black culture. WCBS CBS news time, seven oh. Six bar Muller and a presidency in jeopardy House Democrat, sending a subpoena asking for the full unredacted special counsel report, one person with important perspective is a former Brooklyn congresswoman, she went on the House Judiciary committee during Watergate, if she were offering.
"ossie davis" Discussed on Jay and Miles X-Plain the X-Men
"Onto her again, the reaper whose neural paralyzing site has most certainly reaped what you have. So I feel like he's just straight up doing super villain. Thanks here. He kind of is actually reminds me a lot of the Spinks for mystery men who says all these like witty semi profound things that don't actually mean a God damn thing yet scans. And what what rain fire wants to do. Now that he's got the is to find Henry Peter Guirec and flame alive, which is a reasonable Emma left goal. But more importantly, rain fire is ridiculous. He's got a big old mister sinister style Cape in a big old mask and big old boots. And he's got something whose handle is protruding from behind his back. And I'm not sure what it is. But my money is definitely on an electric guitar having just finally seen Mandy I'm gonna go for heavy metal battle-axe, but either reasonable. Yeah. Okay. And as you heard in the cold open rain fires history is shall we say complicated. But I have such vivid memories of talking to my friends on the playground. As issues were coming out trying to figure what the hell. His deal was like was he connected to sunspot. Wasn't. He connected to sunspots on right there. How is this going on? He had the same kind of silhouette thing. It was actually a really fun mystery. Even if it ended up not making a ton of sense X, men, X men and speaking of X men, let's cover some issues of uncanny x men. Okay. X men. Previously unexplained Ileana rescued and colossus kid sister with complicated past died of the mutant aids. Allegory the legacy virus, and like we said earlier magneto inch. Erupted. Her funeral to yell about the X men being idealistic fools and to almost drop a space station on Westchester county. Miss manners would disapprove and whole it happened after that with the whole wolverine adamantine him deal to professor acts destroying Magna's mind lake. We said that hasn't happened yet. We're going a little bit back in time. They don't go back in time in the comics. We're just looking at some stuff in the comics that happened before that right? So awhile before the funeral and almost as awkwardly on again off again men forged proposed to almost always on X men storm. And then said mean things and left the x mansion because he was so sure that storm would say, no, she was going to say, yes. Dodged a bullet. There storm. And a long while before that and much more awkwardly archangels college buddy Cameron Hodge manipulated, the original five X men into making public opinion of mutants even worse arranged for warranty have his wings amputated, which led to war and getting rebuilt into dangerously bladed end, very Email archangel and killed Warren's longtime girlfriend candy, southern there was probably tax evasion scam in there somewhere, but the comics didn't cover it still. I want to believe Warren decapitated Cameron, Hodge as revenge. But in the words of Ossie Davis's rendition of John F Kennedy from the film Bubba hotel shit that ain't gonna stop him. So let's talk about uncanny x men number three. Oh, five the measure of the man written by Scott LaBelle penciled by gender, summa inked by Jose Marzan junior and colored by Joe Rosa's, this takes place again before X men twenty-five. It's the fatal attractions issue of axon as does uncanny x men throw six so we start out as is man goes to his girlfriend Opal to lock. House in Montclair, New Jersey to say, hi and just as she opens the door everyone's attacked by a bunch of silent. Judge Dredd looking dudes. And as it turns out, he actually wasn't there to say, hi cerebral detected, quote, unquote, genetic anomalies near her house. So rather than worry OPEL iceman decided it would be cool to just use her as bait, and, you know, show up just in case OPEL is not least let me guess professor Xavier storm and cyclops were all out tonight. Because only you could have thought of a plan this this insensitive. Yes, she's got your number, Bobby. I love Ice, Man. They probably shouldn't let him make big decisions or even medium size ones at this point. Yeah. Yeah..
"ossie davis" Discussed on Miss Information: A Trivia Podcast
"Yup. -solutely? So suspicions of communist activity were often given credence despite inconclusive or questionable evidence and the level of threat posed by persons real or supposed leftist associations, our beliefs with sometimes exaggerated, many people suffered loss of employment or destruction of their careers. Some even suffered imprisonment most of these punishments came about through trial verdicts later overturned laws that were later declared unconstitutional dismissals for reasons later declared declared illegal or actionable again extra legal procedures that would come into general dispute. So the house on American activities committee. Okay. Yes. Yes. Abbreviated each USC the house on American activties committee. It was created in nineteen thirty eight to investigate alleged disloyalty and subversive activities on the part of private citizens public employees in those organizations suspected of having fascist in communist ties in late September, nineteen forty seven the house on American activities committee subpoenaed Seventy-nine individuals on a claim that they were subversive in the supposition that they injected communist propaganda. Their films, although never substantiating this claim the investigators charged them with contempt of congress when they refused to answer the questions about their membership in the screen writers guild communist party, the committee demanded that they admit their political beliefs and name names of other communists. Ten of them were cited for contempt of congress and blacklisted after refusing to answer questions about their alleged involvement in the communist party, and lease this first group was called the Hollywood ten the one you're probably most familiar with Dalton Trump. Oh, yeah. He's his name has gotten paid about. And he was in the subject of a movie a couple years ago rumble. The is best known for the investigation of Alger hiss and for its investigation of Hollywood film industry, which led to the blacklisting of hundreds of actors writers in directors. The Hollywood blacklist as it's known was the practice of denying employment. Two screenwriters actors directors musicians in American entertainment, fresh all stirring, the mid twentieth century because they were Hughes of having communist ties or sympathies those who repented in name names of suspected communists. We're allowed to return to the business as usual those who refuse to address the committee were cited for contempt artists were barred from work on the basis of their membership alleged membership in or sympathy within the communist party USA or the refusal to assist investigations into the party's activities even during the period of its strictest enforcement from the late nineteen forties through to the late nineteen fifties. The blacklist was rarely made explicit or verifiable, but it directly damage the careers of scores of individuals film industry. More than three hundred actors authors in directors were denied work in the US through the official Hollywood blacklist. That's crazy. So just self perpetuating. So they would call these people to the carpet and be like, you go back to work if you just name some names, and I'm sure a lot of people were like, all right? Well, like, I dunno like five names of people that I know are don't like. Yeah. Like, you can you know, kick this guy to the curb or whatever. And so they got to go back to work. But then they got five more people to call the carpet if they refuse and they're like, all right? You're out. That's exactly. So like while they're work on meanest in America. Many of the people who were accused of these head actually like attended party rallies for communists, like fifteen to twenty years earlier because it was fashionable to do that also fashionable unwrap mummies in your house. Yeah. Like grind them up and snort him into power. Yeah. Like what like fashionable is a relative term, you know. In June, nineteen fifty the right wing journal counterattack released red channels, the report of communist influence in radio and television. So this pamphlet, Sal book names, one hundred fifty one actors writers musicians cetera in the context of purported communist, manipulation of the entertainment industry, and some of these one hundred fifty one were already being denied employment because of their political beliefs notable names who ended up on the blacklist include Lillian Hellman, Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copeland. Richard Attenborough Daschle him at Burl Ives. Lena Horne Langston Hughes. Were-they Parker Arthur Miller Dolores del Rio Ossie Davis, ruby Dee and hundreds of other got Davison rigged. Too many people. They're still famous. Yeah. Oh, yes. They survive later date. You know? Names were cleared or whatever. But like during the height of their careers people were not being hired because this acted to be communist..
"ossie davis" Discussed on Stuff You Missed in History Class
"When Chisholm ran for reelection in nineteen seventy one eighty two percent of the vote, but in nineteen seventy-one, she published her autobiography, which was titled unbought unbought by the time unbought and unbiased came out Chisholm had already been thinking about running for president in November of nineteen seventy-two. She told her staff that she planned to run that same year. She was appointed to the education and labor committee which had been one of her top choices when she was first elected them announced her intention to run for president on January twenty fifth nineteen seventy-two at concord Baptist church in Brooklyn and her speech. She said, quote, I am not the candidate of black America. Although I am black and proud. I am not the candidate of the women's movement of this country. Although I am a woman, and I am equally proud of that. I am the candidate of the people and my presence before you now symbolizes a new era in American political history with this announcement Chisholm became the first black woman to seek the nomination. Of the Democratic Party. Sometimes you'll see her listed as the first woman of any race to seek the nomination for any major political party. But that is not accurate Margaret chase Smith ran for president as a Republican in nineteen sixty four and had twenty seven delegates at the Republican national convention. Patsy mink, who we mentioned earlier also ran as a democrat in nineteen seventy two she had been invited by Oregon Democrats to run on their ballot to draw attention to the movement against the Vietnam war, and she withdrew after the Oregon primary this has been described as more of a symbolic campaign. But it still counts as it happened in her run for congress Chisholm faced all kinds of sexism while running for president Walter Cronkite started a news broadcast about her candidacy by saying a new hat rather about it has been thrown into the ring. She was also excluded from televised debates and took her case to court at which point the FCC ordered that she be invited to debate as well. And it wasn't just gendered language and exclusion from debates at least three confirmed assassination threats were made against Chisholm during the campaign someone stole stationary from one of her opponents and typed up a terribly spilled badly written press release claiming that she had been in a mental institution. This release went on with a whole series of completely fabricated claims and led to an FBI investigation as there was obviously, racism and sexism all tied together and the response to her campaign, but in this campaign Chisholm really hope to build a coalition among anyone who was disenfranchised or marginalized not just black people and not just women. She was also vocal in her support of equal rights for Hispanics and Latinos as well as gay people and indigenous people she had called the have a native person leading the department of the interior which oversees the bureau of Indian affairs, and she did get a lot of grassroots support. Many of the people who worked on her campaign were first time participants in this process. Whenever people ask her what they needed to do to get involved. She would tell them the first thing was to register to vote, and this was just a few years after the Voting Rights Act of nineteen sixty five outlawed voting discrimination based on race. But her efforts on the campaign, we're really hampered by a lack of money and buy disorganization from within the campaign. She had some high profile celebrity backers like, Harry, Belafonte and Ossie Davis. But other people weren't as even when they said they were on her side, Gloria Steinem ran is one of her delegates in the New York primary, but kept doing this kind of halfhearted endorsement saying that she was for Shirley Chisholm. But thought George McGovern was the best of the male candidates to them finally told her to either endorse McGovern or her not do this weird in between thing. And she said, quote, don't do me any favors by giving me the semi endorsement, I do not need this kind of. Help. She also faced criticism after candidate George Wallace was shot on may fifteenth nineteen seventy-two we've done a podcast on Wallis before..
"ossie davis" Discussed on Radio Free Nashville
"A while back. This is page. Eighty eighty six one of the great privileges of whiteness is not to see color see race and not to pay a price for Noreen it, except of course, when you're called on. But even then the price pales quite literally in comparison to the high price black folk, hey for being black. We pay a price to or not even being able to derive recognition and financial reward for the styles that make the world wants to be black so bad that they don't mind looking like us as long as they never ever have to be us. If the appropriators can freely rip off our culture with no consequences, those who revise racial history, the fourth stage of white gr-, racial grief. Or even less accountable for their deeds the way of the racial revisionist when it comes to black life in history is simply to rewrite it their motto. Is it didn't happen that way? There's a flood of writing that tells us that the civil war wasn't really about slavery. But about an effort to defend state's rights, but my friend. You've got to put yourself in our place and see the absurdity of such a claim offend the rights estates to do what enslaved blacks even here. The irresistible logic of whiteness that is irresistible than whites themselves and to all of us who are subjected to white Wim springs into full action white American history is so powerful that even when it loses it wins at least in skirmishes within whiteness itself. The right wing. There is the belief that the civil war was fought over the ability of individual states to beat back a federal government out to impose its will from the left wing. There's the belief that the civil war was a conflict between the planter class and the proletarian in each case race is the main reason for the war is skillfully rewritten a really written out. Slavery is rewritten to some white Christian apologists contend, the black folk needed slavery to save their souls to rescue their cultures a contemporary twist on this argument, radiates and thinkers, like Nash desouza claims that American blacks brought here through slavery are now doing far better than their African kin. Some white critics argue this since black sold other blacks into slavery bondage was a black man's problem. Not a white man's burden. Revisionists would much rather described the dehumanisation of black folk as little more than a commercial transaction. It's another way of washing their hands of racial responsibility. The effort to rewrite history surfaces in how Malcolm Xs. Treated in the mainstream. It hardly seems likely that the culture he fought with all his heart. Could be depended on grasp is true. Meaning Malcolm is often read as an apostle apostle of violence is a frightful figure and soon by destructive rage at the truth is far more complex, and Malcolm was far more complicated. But isn't the autograph autobiography of Malcolm X, so enduringly appealing because it shows Malcolm giving up hatred as a means to racial Justice, Malcolm X, believed in the liberation of black folks in the mental and psychological train chains of white supremacy. He was not committed to nonviolence as a way of life. Whereas a method of social strategy. He believed that such a commitment prevents the full realization of black emancipation. He was not personally violent as Ossie. Davis says in his eulogy responding to the claim that Malcolm preach eight and was a fanatic and a racist. Quote. Did you even talk to brother, Malcolm was he ever himself associated with violence or any public disturbance and quote rage? The float in Malcolm's veins was the rage against a force of whiteness aimed to wash its black kin from the face of the earth, the urge to rewrite black history occasionally gives way to the final stage of white racial grief. Which is simply when it comes to race. Dilute it at is to argue that black stuff doesn't just play black folk summarize bad stuff happens to everyone. As arguments surfaced in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. And that storm certainly hit black folk, but it hit white folk to this is the sorted version of reverse Americanised exceptionalism is the same metoo impulse that flares in the bitter battle against affirmative action. I can't help. But notice that affirmative action is the be in so many of your bonnets illiterate in your classrooms. And you think every black person is there because they got an unfair shake from the system. You look at your job. And you think that your black co worker got an unjust nod of approval from the powers that be never stopped to think how the history of whiteness in America's one long scroll of affirmative action. You never stopped to think that Babe Ruth never had to play the greatest players of his generation just the greatest white players, you never stopped to think the most of our presidents never rose to the top because they bested the competition all just the white competition. White privilege is a self selecting tool that keeps you from having to compete with the best the history white folk gaining access to Harvard. Princeton Yale is the history of white folk decided and ahead of the game. The you're superior you argue the slots in schools should be reserved for your Ken because after all they are smarter more disciplined better suited to more deserving than inferior blacks concluding that the Cleveland Cavaliers can't possibly win. The NBA championship is down three games to one to the Golden State Warriors throw in the towel and call it a series, but they must play the series to determine the winner whiteness. Having all the advantages on your side, the referees blowing the whistle for you. Irina packed with only your fans, in fact, whiteness means you never even have to play the game at all at least not in head to head matchups with the talent and skill of black folks. Here's we cannot stop by Michael Eric Dyson. It's middays with Mark congressman Mark Kokand. Taking.
"ossie davis" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"Think Dan uses his own and took them, and I didn't even think to double check before he left since rob. Could you send him in maybe can pull from one of the other? Parts. Here comes now. And by the way, the producers. Booth. Master control is a lot further away than it used to be at the old place this pull appear airport LaPierre headphones Dan used zone. Yes. He does. He does very few. Rob. I am now connected. I feel much better about that. And that strike were rob. Thank you at strike one of the night strike to Billy west is supposed to be make guest. Wasn't where he was supposed to be Andrew left. A message. And how we shall see if he calls in, you know, the traffic out in Los Angeles is crushed darn awful. I'm hoping he does call in because a lot of things are happening in the world of animation. Some new new product is coming this fall. Some old product is being redone. So that's why I had Billy all set to come on next hour. We're gonna be talking which with George mallet who is kind of my unofficial movie guy. We have him on my every two months or so or when there's an unusual circumstance. If you hadn't heard Burt Reynolds passed away yesterday the announcement was made yesterday. And. George and I will talk about Burt Reynolds as well tomorrow. On the mortgage show and Robertson, and I will talk about Burt Reynolds because at Robertson. Interviewed a number of people who worked with Burt Reynolds, he does radio out in California. He's written a number of books. I've had him on more times than I can count here with me on WBZ, and they had Robertson. Interview James best. And if you don't remember who James best is in the movie Hooper that was Hooper's sidekick and he's done another. I don't know two three projects with Burt Reynolds. So that's part two. Of paying attention to the life and contribution of Burt Reynolds to the media movies TV he had six TV series. I'll give them all to you. He started on the TV show riverboat. With Dermot Gavin. Then he went to gunsmoke for I think three seasons. As the blacksmith in dodge Quint Asper. Then he was in a TV series. It had him as an Indian. A full blood Indian in modern day New York where he was a police detective. So that show is called hawk. Not to be confused with hawk the spinoff from Spencer for hire. Then after that show. He did. Dan, August, then probably the show for which you get the most acclaim. In the world of critics. They loved him and evening shade with Mary, Lou Hanner, Ossie Davis and others. And he also did a show another. I don't know the alcohol of a detective series. We'll talk more about that tomorrow. And I have had Robertson. And. I'm going to have you guys. Help me do something tonight. To create a trivia game on the fly. Gonna play trivia game. As they always do you guys going to help me create the game games not written yet? Because I need a couple of you to help me some of you who've seen me in clubs. No the game. I yell to people pick a letter to people pick a letter, and I come up with somebody. Using those initials. So let's say. Seventy pick day in so many picky. Will be my job to come up with an AB. Those of you who have seen Hamilton. Bego? There's something you could maybe help me with I'm gonna let two people during the night pick letter. And then everybody has to come up with anyone who has the initials at the two people pick. Either way. Whatever letter is given first and then second or reverse that order and from now on. And this comes directly from the Beasley promotion department until further notice the only prizes, I will be giving away. We'll be WBZ t shirts. So if you don't wanna bees E T shirt don't play trivia, that's the price. And now that I've given you all the things to catch you and I to date. I'm gonna hope. Crossed my fingers and hope that Billy west will call in while we take a break. Andrea ready for the break perfect. I've got my buddy Andrew rich here who protects me doing this show the time and the temperature here busy. And they moved. Andrew they move the temperature read out, and it's not on either of these computers. Like, I said, we're often flying. I'll get the temperature for you. But right now, let's just do the time twelve v twelve fifteen sixty seven degrees..
"ossie davis" Discussed on Still Processing
"It's like looking in funhouse. Mirror, right. It's a bit Sifi. It's definitely surrealists threat. I mean, if you went like filmmaker points of reference like Terry Gilliam shell, Anri are good places to start. And so he goes up and he's standing on these steps and they're screaming, rap rap in the beach starts, and he gives it his best like really, really bad freestyle, bad run DMC. And he strikes out two times in this third at bat, he's like he says. And Russia, and they're like, oh, people start like jerkin and. It's like it's sort of a sample of blacks, plenty because it's a wrecking a really sophisticated diorama of the ways in which white people consume blackness without even understanding it and even needing to understand it. And it's enough that he can just say this pretty abhorrent freeze over and over again, and they eat it up and want to repeat it back feel entitled to do so. And also that's what they think rap music is even n were Chit. I mean, it actually in a weird way explodes blacks waiting because it's such an indictment of a thing that a particular kind of on that racist white person. Yeah, would visit the thing that like like lots of people do and aren't aware that they do it right, right. Like I'm not sure why people watching it are looking at it and understand that when they're taking up all the space in the room at the club, seeing Kendrick Lamar's. All right, which I personally witnessed with my own eyes like literally singing the lyrics of fubu by salon. Like I'm like to understand there's no self awareness. Around like how those lyrics work and what it means to be singing them along later black people. But yeah, in anyway, that's a moment to that's doing something deeper than blacks landing. It's like black winking or something. Insider joking, it's great if you get it no matter what your race is, you get it. Yeah. But also, if you had never thought about the ways in which this could be a problem, you are allowed them to think about this language in this music in these races in the way that they come together to create these problems for consumption mass consumption. Now that we've sort of explicatives what goes on these movies and how they function in terms of who's in them and who they're speaking to. Right. I was thinking that you know, blessed tation, movies weren't always call blacks, petition movies, just called movies. And in the beginning, you really did have this attempt to get at some of the political complexity of being a black person in like nineteen seventy nineteen seventy. I'm thinking specifically something like cotton comes to Harlem, which is this movie Ossie Davis made that is really complicated film, but basically it is about a police system that is designed to profit off of its racism, and there's a black preacher basically purporting to work on behalf of the betterment of black people's lives. But at the same time is sort of an up to all kinds of shading this where he's basically exploiting those black and the movie also has these these strange surrealist touches where like people sort of fly through the air with their sort of frozen through the air. An explosion happens or crash or something happens in, okay. No, it has this spirit of buoyancy. What also has the sort of political determination of holding people to account for their behavior, whether you're, you know, shady, black religious figure or white com, and basically two black detectives trying to solve what is going on in this Harlem situation. It just reminded me that like that era was really doing more than kicking people in the face. It really was more than like black karate, but it some point they had to go. The money was, I mean, kind comes to Harlem was a hit, but you know, people wanted to go to movies too, like experience fun. But the things we're talking about now like they've really are committed to dealing with some sort of scope of, I feel like a social media oriented kind of black. Interesting. And the way that the internet handles race in some ways where you often do. After at somebody to tell them that they're doing something wrong and behavior needs to stop. And you know there can be an upside, the blacks play. I just don't know that I want to sit there and watch it for him..
"ossie davis" Discussed on WiLD 94.9
"Go to college so it's really important for me to graduate from college to the second i graduated i ran up to new york to dance the dance career is very young so i had to go right then so i spent fifteen years dancing professionally in new york city when i was retire came home to california and i looked around and i realized that just during this time period i was noticing that we were losing a lot of iconic people in the african american community people that really had huge impacts on the culture and the world these are people like nina simone and ossie davis gregory hines etta james and i realized these people needed to be honored so a girlfriend of mine michelle met at i we're talking about how could we honor these people were artists artists are pretty good at figuring stuff out so we thought okay we can honor them at the same time the bay area was losing its june teed celebrations they had become very far few between during that time period the beautiful thing is become a resurgence of june team celebrations but at the time we were missing that ability that come together and celebrate we also realized that many june team celebrations they're fantastic people come together as a community they have fun but we were noticing there was a an educational piece a historical piece that was missing too many of the celebration so we thought how can they find a way to honor these icon ick people while celebrating and actually teaching black history and this is how grim women dance collective came to be i love it and we're definitely going to talk about the wonderful people that you guys are going to pay tribute to but before that i just want to tell the people about the ninth annual fallen heroes rising stars june tnt celebration what can you tell the people about that so like you said it's our ninth year really really excited about it i'm local the musicians actor is local and most of the dancers come in from new york city again we're all in her late forties and fifties so at the end of our dance crews all retired back to where we came from so i leverage my network i bring everybody out and we have this incredible concert so the actual concert is on saturday june twenty third at six thirty pm and sunday june twenty four th at two pm at.
"ossie davis" Discussed on WiLD 94.9
"With two hundred dollars in my pocket no place to live in no job again i tell people don't try to set home but basically i had to go dance and i had made this choice to really go for education i'm the first person in the lineage of my family since slavery to go to college so it's really important for me to graduate from college to the second i graduated i ran off to new york to dance the dance career is very young so i had to go right then so i spent fifteen years dancing professionally in new york city when i was retired i came home to california and i looked around and i realized that just during this time period i was noticing that we were losing a lot of iconic people in the african american community people that really had huge impacts on the culture and the world these are people like nina simone and ossie davis gregory hines etta james and i realized these people needed to the honored so a girlfriend of mine michelle met and i were talking about how could we are these people were artists artists are pretty good at figuring stuff out so we thought okay we can honor them at the same time the bay area was losing its june teed celebrations they had become very far few between during that time period the beautiful thing is there's become a resurgence of june team celebrations but at the time we were missing that ability to come together and celebrate we also realized that many teams celebrations they're fantastic people come together as a community they have fun but we were noticing there was a an educational piece a historical piece that was missing too many the celebrations so we thought how can they find a way to honor these iconic people while celebrating and actually teaching during black history and this is how grim women dance collective came to be i love it and we're definitely going to.
"ossie davis" Discussed on Radio Free Nashville
"Main reason for the war is skillfully rewritten a really written out slavery is rewritten to some white christian apologists contend the black folk needed slavery to save their souls to rescue their cultures a contemporary twist on this argument radiates thinkers like desouza claims that american blacks brought here through slavery are now doing far better than their african ken some white critics argue this since black sold other blacks into slavery bondage was a black man's problem not a white man's burden revisionists would much rather described the dehumanisation of black folk as little more than a commercial transaction it's another way of washing their hands of racial responsibility effort to rewrite history surfaces in how malcolm x is treated in the mainstream it hardly seems likely that the culture he fought with all his heart could be depended on grasp his true meaning balconies osman read is an apostle apostle of violence is a frightful figure and soon by destructive rage at the truth is far more complex and malcolm was far more complicated but isn't the autobiography of malcolm x so enduringly appealing because it shows malcolm giving up hatred as a means to racial justice malcolm x believed in the liberation of black folks from the mental and psychological train chains of white supremacy it was not committed to nonviolence as a way of life whereas a method of social strategy he believed that it's such a commitment prevents the full realization of black emancipation he was not personally violent as ossie davis says in his eulogy responding to the claim that malcolm preach eight and was a fanatic and a racist quote did you even talk to brother malcolm was he ever himself associated with violence or any public disturbance and quote rage that float in malcolm's veins was the rage against a force of whiteness that aimed to wash its black kin from the face of the earth the urge to rewrite black history occasionally gives way to the final stage of white racial grief which is simply when it comes to race dilute it at is to argue that black stuff doesn't just play black folk summarize bad stuff happens to everyone as arguments surfaced in the aftermath for king katrina and that storm certainly hit black folk but it hit white folks to this is the.