The Break – Our History In Film

In this episode KC, Chris, Tash, Malcolm, Shelby, Steve and Julius wrap up their discussion on the lack of diversity with the Academy Awards, touching on what Chris Rock should do as the host and boycotting the Oscars. They also discuss Joseph Fiennes playing Michael Jackson, the shame of black history in film, giving different perspectives and the desire of black films in overseas markets.

Music: J Dilla – You Can’t Hold A Torch (Instrumental)

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Black Is: On This Day…

On this day, June 10th:


1794 Richard Allen ~ founded the Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Philadelphia


1799 Joseph Boulogne Saint-Georges ~ (composer, violinist and champion fencer) born



1898  Hattie McDaniel ~ first Black person to win an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress in Gone With The Wind, 1940, was born


1875 James Augustine Healey ~ becomes first Black Catholic Bishop in the United States


1946 Jack Johnson ~ first Black heavyweight champion/ died