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'Olympic Pride, American Prejudice' Trailer is Powerful

‘Olympic Pride, American Prejudice’ Trailer is Powerful

Radio Facts: unnamed (23)On September 3, 1936, New York City welcomed home America's Olympic athletes from the 1936 games in Berlin with a festive ticker tape parade. Those athletes included Jesse Owens - who won 4 gold medals in one day -- and 17 other black Americans who competed for their country. Synopsis: From the writer and director of the award-winning and critically-acclaimed documentary Versailles '73: American Runway Revolution Deborah Riley Draper and narrated by Blair Underwood with executive producers Dr. Amy Tiemann, Michael A. Draper and Blair Underwood Olympic Pride, American Prejudice explores the experiences of 18 African American Olympians who defied Jim Crow and Adolf Hitler to win hearts and medals at the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin. Set against the strained and turbulent atmosphere of a racially divided America, which was torn between boycotting Hitler's Olympics or participating in the Third Reich's grandest affair, the film follows 16 men and two women before, during and after their heroic turn at the Summer Olympic Games in Berlin. They represented a country that considered them second class citizens and competed in a country that rolled out the red carpet in spite of an undercurrent of Aryan superiority and anti-Semitism. They were world heroes yet returned home to a short-lived glory. This story is complicated. This story is triumphant but unheralded. This story is a vital part of history and is as relevant today as it was almost 80 years ago. Since the 1936 Olympics was a well-documented event, this film will utilize the wealth of newsreel material, newspaper articles, photographs, personal interviews and never-before-seen footage as well as resources from the personal archival collections of Olympians and organizations in both the U.S. and Germany. The film is produced by Coffee Bluff Pictures (www.coffeebluffpictures.com). https://youtu.be/97Icc35DJPM
Global Hip Hop Film launches International Screening Tour

Global Hip Hop Film launches International Screening Tour

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Edison Research Announces 2011 "30 Under 30"

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Prince debuts four songs on the radio

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The ever-mercurial Prince unexpectedly debuted four new songs Thursday afternoon on the Los Angeles radio station Indie 103.

The Purple One, who has been living in Los Angeles recently, has completed a new album and contacted the station with the offer to play several of the fresh numbers. Sex Pistols guitarist Steve Jones, who hosts an afternoon show on Indie 103, aired the songs "” which included a cover of Tommy James and the Shondells' "Crimson and Clover" and three originals "” on his noontime radio show.

A press release issued Thursday morning described the impending release as "a new, very guitar-heavy rock record" and , indeed, Prince's six-string was splattered all over the tracks, which often brought to mind Jimi Hendrix in his mellower moments.

"Colonized Mind" featured politicized lyrics that claimed the two-party system is an "illusion of choice ... you never had a voice." Later, it bashed record labels, a favorite Prince topic. "Wall of Berlin" dabbled in jazz and funk, while the final song "4ever" included the promise "eternity is just one kiss away."

In typical Prince fashion, no further information was released regarding a release date or the manner in which he plans to distribute the music. The station's dj did mention the possibility of a tour but, again, had no concrete information to share.