During this episode of Lessons from the Screen we will be jumping into School Shootings. The history of school shootings will be looked at as well as looking to see if there have been mass shootings in Black Schools in recent times. We will also be looking at the political debate and how both conservatives and liberals are using the Black Community to advance their goals.
This week on Lessons From the Screen we will be looking at the Independence Day Project, a documentary film that seeks to change the way Black People look at our struggle for equality. It does this by shifting the narrative away from all the problems we face at the hands of White Supremacy and plants the narrative directly on the Black Community and things we can do now to change our situation. The film looks at 10 areas of human activity and gives us a little something to swallow and ponder on all of them. As usual we will look at this film, likes, dislikes, and its potential impact In this episode of Lessons from the Screen.
In this episode of Lessons from the Screen, we will be looking at the On the Shoulders of Giants Series produced by Joseph Ward. What started out as a Blog has now become a series of Books, a youtube series, and a podcast. Going back to 2014 every other week, and sometimes more often than that, we have seen the series release a new figure and illustrated their contribution to Black People globally. We are going to talk about this series, its impact, takeaways, and ways to move forward.
In this episode of Lessons from the Screen we will be looking at the president's budget proposal and its potential impact on the community as well as things that we can learn. The Budget proposal was released Monday February 12 and while budget proposals from the executive office have to be approved by congress, they do tell a lot about the priorities of the administration as well as the party they represent and the people that elected them. With that in mind we will be digging into a little bit of this budget proposal during this episode of lessons from the screen, the Presidents 2nd budget.
During this episode of Lessons from the Screen we will be looking at the looming water crisis in South Africa. We will also be digging a little bit into the water shortages across the continent, and of course, things we can learn from these situations.
This week on Lessons from the Screen we will be talking about the 2018 State of the Union address given by Donald Trump after his first year in office. We will be breaking down what was said and what wasn’t said as it concern Black People. We will be addressing any takeaways and in general just covering relevant points to our community.
This past weekend of January 20th to January 22nd we saw our government shut down. With congress failing to to pass a Continuing Resolution that would have continued government funding for another month, the nation experienced its 19th funding gap in roughly 30 years. 2 programs and a campaign promise have been attached to this issue, none of which had anything directly to do with the Continuing Resolution itself, as the shutdown served as a wakeup call for just how polarized the American Nation has become.
This week on Lessons from the screen we will be looking at cryptocurrencies. We will tell you what it is, go into a bit of the history, go into a lot of the present, and finally give some takeaways for this particular situation. With the vast amount of wealth flowing into and out of these new pieces of code, obviously there are a lot of people trying to jump on board the money train and ride it to the top of the mountain. But some are risking without understanding, and in our community, that is a mistake we can no longer afford to continue to make.
This week on Lessons from the screen we will be looking at The Road to Zero report. A report that says that by 2053 median black wealth will be at zero if things don't change. what it means and what we can do to make sure that it does not come to pass. Being that it is one of the newest wealth based reports and seeing as how there are few true wealth based reports available of the nature of this one, it is a must analyze document.
In March of 2017 the creators of Cowspiracy released their follow-up title "What the Health". It followed Kip Andersen as he endeavored in a quest to find out why so many health organizations and government bodies seemed to be encouraging diets that supported chronic illness. The Documentary went to great lengths to show that there was something nefarious going on all the while attempting to educate its viewers on proper diet and its benefit towards long term health.
In this episode of Lessons from the Screen we will be looking at this story as it has developed up to the current point of this show being recorded. We will look briefly at the history of the situation and some of the factors being considered. But we will most definitely be getting into the lessons that can be learned from this situation, especially amid a growing surge of Black Speakers pushing for Black Sovereignty, UN Intervention, and using public shaming on an international level to create social pressure.
In this episode of Lessons from the Screen we will be looking at this document and its potential impact on the community as well as things that we can learn. Amid a growing surge of Black Power Movements and the continued push of Civil Rights Organizations pushing both of which along with the regular black population continue to clash with the police all over the nation, this document, what it represents, and what it actually says has to be looked at.
Catalonia is a story that has been in development for hundreds of years and at this moment we are in a hotspot of activity. Daily there is a new development teaching us more lessons about our position in America and what options we may have on the table as it concerns growing talks for independence and sovereignty. The Catalan's have been pushing for independence for centuries and over the past hundred years they have had a number of independence referendums which usually result in an overwhelming number of votes for independence from Spain. Just recently in October of this year 2017 they had another that had a turnout of over 2.5 million people in a region with a population of only 7.5 million people with a result of 90% in favor of independence from Spain.
Ice Guardians is a documentary about the Enforcers in Hockey. Even for those of us that aren't familiar with hockey are familiar with the fighting in hockey. So for many of us this documentary will be an eye opener into the structure of hockey and the context that the fights exist in. But deeper than that it also looks into the psychology and the sociology of not just the hockey enforcer, but hockey and human society in general. The structure and culture of hockey is held side by side with the culture and structure of our everyday lives to get us to re-examine the way we look at the sport, the enforcers, and the world we live in.
The Propaganda Game is a Documentary that seeks to look at how we are all being manipulated by propaganda. As a case study it uses North Korea as North Korea is commonly cited as a country with one of the most extreme and thorough propaganda machines. So we are transported on a journey through North Korea guided by the Spaniard Alejandro Cao who left Spain and relocated to North Korea over 20 years ago. To say he is a fanatic would be an understatement. He completely believes in North Korea and has a pro-North Korean answer for every question.
Abacus is the story of a family bank in the Asian Community that has the distinction of being the only bank in the America to have been charged with anything following the subprime mortgage crisis. The documentary itself operates in typical documentary fashion with talking heads, experts, witnesses, and first-hand accounts mixed in with community footage, photos, and news reels from the time to tell a very involving story of the little guy getting pushed around and fighting back only to win. The analogy of David and Goliath is actually utilized in the documentary itself.