Archives for December 2017

New Music on BTN Soundcloud Player (12.03.17) >>> Joey Pecoraro: “Toy Houses”

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New Music on BTN Soundcloud player comes from Joey Pecoraro.  His single “Toy Houses” features Leah Barron. To listen to the single go to our home page and locate the Soundcloud Player on the right side of the page. Or click the artwork above.  

Video Extra #5 >>> Lenny Grant aka Uncle Murda Ft. Jadakiss: ‘No More’

Lenny Grant aka Uncle Murda Ft. Jadakiss: ‘No More’

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Video Extra #4 >>> DMX Pleads Guilty to Systematically Avoiding paying the IRS over $1.7 mil in taxes. He faces 5 years

DMX Pleads Guilty to Systematically Avoiding paying the IRS over $1.7 mil in taxes. He faces 5 years

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Video Extra #3 >>> Money & Violence [Episode 3]

Money & Violence [Episode 3]

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Video Extra #2 >>> Driver Rams Group, Killing 1 in Parking Dispute

Driver Rams Group, Killing 1 in Parking Dispute

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Why Home Schooling Is An Increasing Option For Black Families

By Je’Don Holloway Talley

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For educators at the Black Star Academy Home School Co-Op in Forestdale, there is the holistic and then there is the “Whole”-listic. Their goal is to offer both. Read More

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Ava DuVernay’s Visionary Filmmaking Is Reshaping Hollywood

Her eye for American history puts her in the vanguard. Her passion for justice makes her a hero

By Jesmyn Ward

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Ava Duvernay makes art that looks squarely at society and takes it to task. “Mass incarceration is important to me. The fracturing of the black family structure is important to me. The trauma of history on the black family unit is really important to me,” she says. She makes films because she wants to foster beauty in the world, because she wants to stir strong emotion in her viewers, but her art is also a weapon, which she wields carefully and lovingly because she believes in “fighting for justice, fighting for good.” This is why she can bring Martin Luther King Jr. (Selma) and Nova, Charley and Ralph Angel Bordelon (“Queen Sugar”) to life, make them so real and multi­dimensional that viewers care for them even as they rail against a world intent on cowing them. In the end, DuVernay is taking the things important to her—“representations of family, representations of black womanhood, representations of good over evil”—and crafting stories of fallible people we love. Read More

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Video Extra >>> Blockbuster Video Has Become An Alaskan Tourist Attraction

Blockbuster Video Has Become An Alaskan Tourist Attraction

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