In June of 2019 Netflix pulled back the curtain on Clarence Avant, a Black Man from Greensboro, North Carolina born in the 1930s who rose to become one of the most influential Black Persons in Entertainment. Best friends with Quincy Jones, mentor to a slew of Black Entertainers of all strips, and supporter of politicians, this documentary pulled out all the stops featuring 2 former presidents and a whole host of A list Black Stars to tell their stories of Clarence Avant. On this episode of Lessons from the Screen, we are going to be taking a look at The Black Godfather.
During this episode of Lessons from the Screen we will be taking a look at the documentary produced by Brian Knappenberger entitled Nobody Speak: Trials of the Free Press. In this documentary we are taken through the trial of Wrestler Hulk Hogan as he sued Gawker for sex tape footage that they released. After the details of the trial are laid out there is a sharp zooming out that really gets into the heart of what the documentary is about. Billionaires using their power, influence, and wealth to control or destroy News Organizations. We will be looking into the documentary as always giving our opinion on it and the message it seeks to spread while also talking about some things that we could learn from this documentary as a community. In this episode of Lessons from the Screen we will be digging into, Nobody Speak: Trials of the Free Press.
During this episode of Lessons from the Screen we will be taking a look at the documentary produced by Alison Klayman entitled Take Your Pill. In this documentary we are taken through the various pressures that create the urge to utilize amphetamines, various social conversation regarding race and class with relation to the drugs, and the effect of the drugs. On this show we will be giving some information about the documentary as well as some of our thoughts about what we can take from this documentary. In this episode of Lessons from the Screen we will be talking about, Take Your Pill.
Under the surface of the Opioid Crisis the country is currently facing there lies another prescription medication problem that for the moment is being drowned out by the seriousness of the opiates. These prescriptions drugs are amphetamines, stimulants often used to help people with attention disorders focus better. From Adderall to Ritalin, From Levo to Dextro, amphetamines are being used by people without attention disorders to help them focus, stay awake, and perform better both in school and at work. What has become an accepted part of life in professional sports has become standard procedure on some university campuses and in various workplaces, the use of performance enhancing substances.
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