For Black History Month we want to enlighten you on things you may not know and give you a sense of pride. We start off with Toussaint L’Ouverture. I am sure when you read your history book in school you have heard of the mighty Napoleon Bonaparte did you know the French leader was defeated and ran out of Haiti by Toussaint L’Ouverture was a former slave? That’s right Haiti who is poverty ridden now is a country founded by free slaves rising up against their oppressors and throwing them out. As an American you normally align Haiti with poverty and voodoo but the island nation is a beacon of hope of what can happen when you stick together and belive in your self-worth. L’Ouverture was betrayed by Bonaparte when he came to the negotiation table for Haiti’s independence and was taken into custody by the French and later died but what he set into motion not only gave Haiti it’s birth as a free country but also was the catalyst for the Louisiana Purchase. Read up on L”Ouverture here:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toussaint_Louverture and tell us what you think about the Slave turned revolutionary in the comments or @mediamyxx @akireshenri and please learn YOUR history it’s not in book you read in school.
In celebration of Black History Month we will do a weekly history post on what blacks have brought to the table and talk about what we need to push us forward . We also will feature opinion pieces of the state of the black union. If you have something you want featured on the blog hit us in comments, on twitter (@mediamyxx @akireshenri) or in our email mediamyxx.gmail.com. It’s great to reflect on our amazing path but our future is what I am interested in , also if you are black and outside the US we want to hear your history and stories again just hit us up and let us know.
Katy Perry adds another number one pop song from her album Teenage Dream as The One that Got Away climbs to the top of that chart. Katy and her record company are desperate for her to break Micheal Jackson’s record for most number ones from a single album so they are re-releasing Teenage Dream in March with songs and an apparent duet with Rihanna. Read about the re-release here:http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1677702/katy-perry-teenage-dream-new-tunes.jhtml and tell us what you think in comments or @mediamyxx @akireshenri
Affirmation action is under attack yet again by naysayers using a Duke University study showing blacks don’t do as well in science programs. For the record the study doesn’t mention affirmative action at all but that hasn’t stopped opponents of the program to cry foul. For years students who don’t get into their school of choice have blamed affirmative action as the reason they were turned away and have fought vigorously to have program dismantled. The Supreme Court upheld Affirmative Action in 2003 but with the election of Barack Obama and conservatives determined to repeal the act we should be proactive and pay attention to who we vote for this year. On top of repealing affirmative action they also want to remove funding for black colleges. We have to be diligent this year with our precious vote. Read the excellent article here at ebony.com http://www.ebony.com/news-views/affirmative-action-on-death-row/2 and tell us what you think about this story in the comments or on twitter @mediamyxx @akireshenri
The day is finally here Red Tails the movie based on the mighty Tuskegee Airmen arrives in studios today and we are asking all to go see this movie. George Lucas of Star Wars and Indiana Jones fame took 40 years to get this movie made and now is the time to support the effort. Make sure you check your ticket stubs to reflect the movie and hit us on twitter , send us pictures of your stubs and let us know your opinion on the movie. We will have our first movie review this week of the movie. Follow us @mediamyxx and @akireshenri
I litteraly jumped out of my seat when I saw the previews to this movie please join me in excitement for the upcoming Lucasfils Red Tails . The movie is based off the story of the legendary Tuskegee Airmen as they fought bravely for our country during WWII despite blatant racism. Please watch these reviews and more importantly go see the movie.