Tag: story

Thrilling Story of Bumpy Johnson Godfather of Harlem

November 6, 2021
EPIX’s Godfather of Harlem chronicles the struggle of one of America’s most notorious African-American mobsters as he fought to reclaim his neighborhood after more than a decade in prison. Oscar winner Forest Whitaker stars as real-life Harlem mob boss Ellsworth “Bumpy” Johnson, who has been portrayed in multiple films, most notably Ridley Scott’s 2007 American…

Africa: Trips Waiver – There’s More to the Story Than Vaccine Patents

May 9, 2021
The US has announced its limited support for the “TRIPS waiver”, a proposal to suspend intellectual property protections for products and technologies needed for the fight against COVID-19, including vaccines, for the duration of the pandemic. This would involve a temporary suspension of certain rules set out in the TRIPS Agreement, the intellectual property treaty

South Africa: Learning From the Story of Pioneering South African Writer Sindiwe Magona

March 6, 2021
The African proverb, “Until the lion can tell its own story, the story of the hunt will always glorify the hunter,” speaks to the importance of telling one’s own stories. For a long time, African stories and realities were told by colonisers in ways that painted a picture of Africa as backward and uncivilised. It

The Larger Story Is Not Over – BillMoyers.com

December 13, 2020
December 11, 2020 Today, twenty more House Republicans, including House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, the top Republican in the House, and Greg Pence, Vice President Mike Pence’s older brother, signed onto the lawsuit filed by the Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton asking the Supreme Court first to take up the lawsuit, and then to throw

The Hunter Biden Emails Story Has Totally Fallen Apart

October 18, 2020
Writers at The New York Post refused to allow their bylines to be used on the alleged Hunter Biden emails story because they doubted the sourcing and credibility of the materials. Via The New York Times:The New York Post’s front-page article about Hunter Biden on Wednesday was written mostly by a staff reporter who refused

Kamala Harris says ‘Wisconsin part of my story’ at campaign

September 8, 2020
Vice presidential hopeful Kamala Harris had an awkward moment during a campaign event in Wisconsin, describing the state as “part of her story,” while avoiding reporters. The moment happened during an in-person campaign event Monday with Black, Milwaukee-based business leaders when the state’s Lieutenant Gov. Mandela Barnes tried to turn the microphone to her to

How One Man’s Story Offers a New Way to Understand Slave Insurrection

January 29, 2020
Wager, also known by his African name, Apongo, was a leader of the largest slave rebellion in the 18th century British Empire. But long before taking his part in the great Jamaican insurrection of 1760– 1761, commonly called Tacky’s Revolt, he had been on a remarkable odyssey. Apongo had been a military leader in West…

The True Story of Harriet Tubman Shows That Sometimes Running Is as Brave as Fighting

November 14, 2019
In the early morning hours of Aug. 28, 1955, Roy Bryant and J.W. Milam arrived at the Mississippi home of Moses Wright, demanding he turn over his 14-year-old nephew, Emmett Till. Armed with a pistol, the two white men kidnapped the teenager, and then murdered him. Till’s death would become a key turning point in…

A Huey P. Newton Story

October 8, 2014
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