directed by Joe Puma
#2. Jay-Z – Magna Carta Holy Grail – 77,000 (735,000)
#9. YMCMB & Friends – Rich Gang – 24,000 (24,000)
#13. J. Cole – Born Sinner – 21,000 (526,000)
#15. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – The Heist – 18,000 (950,000)
#20. Wale – The Gifted – 13,000 (268,000)
#24. Kanye West – Yeezus – 12,000 (487,000)
#26. Ace Hood – Trials & Tribulations – 11,000 (44,000)
#55. Mac Miller – Watching Movies With The Sound Off – 6,500 (162,000)
#61. Kendrick Lamar – good kid, m.A.A.d city – 6,100 (980,000)
#69. Lil Wayne – I Am Not A Human Being II – 5,300 (529,000)
* data comes from Nielsen Soundscan, rounded to nearest thousandth for units above 10,000, nearest hundredth for units below 10,000.
Slavery by Another Name is a 90-minute documentary that challenges one of Americans’ most cherished assumptions: the belief that slavery in this country ended with the Emancipation Proclamation. The film tells how even as chattel slavery came to an end in the South in 1865, thousands of African Americans were pulled back into forced labor with shocking force and brutality. It was a system in which men, often guilty of no crime at all, were arrested, compelled to work without pay, repeatedly bought and sold, and coerced to do the bidding of masters. Tolerated by both the North and South, forced labor lasted well into the 20th century.
For most Americans this is entirely new history. Slavery by Another Name gives voice to the largely forgotten victims and perpetrators of forced labor and features their descendants living today.
A music motion picture by Ryan Leslie.
Old school footage when HOV kicked a freestyle on the Funkmaster Flex show.
Fast food workers across the country are walking off their jobs this week in protest of what they describe as low wages and unfair labor practices.
The employees, in New York, Chicago, Detroit and other cities, are calling for a $15 per hour wage as well as the right to unionize without fear of retaliation. The campaign launched Monday in New York City, and has been aided by Fast Food Forward, a New York City-based advocacy group of fast food workers
Title / Weekend Gross (in millions usd $$$)
- The Wolverine $53.1 m
- The Conjuring $22.2 m
- Despicable Me 2 $16.4 m
- Turbo $13.7 m
- Grown Ups 2 $11.6 m
- Red 2 $9.3 m
- Pacific Rim $7.7 m
- The Heat $6.9 m
- R.I.P.D. $6 m
- Fruitvale Station $4.6 m
A staggering $53 million worth of diamonds and other jewels were stolen Sunday from the Carlton Intercontinental Hotel in Cannes, in one of Europe’s biggest jewelry heists in recent years, police said. (July 28)
JAY Z presents an unprecedented performance experience. The world premiere exclusive, Picasso Baby: A Performance Art Film, debuts Friday, August 2 at 11PM, only on HBO.
Winner of both the Grand Jury Prize for dramatic feature and the Audience Award for U.S. dramatic film at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, director Ryan Coogler’s FRUITVALE STATION follows the true story of Oscar Grant (Michael B. Jordan), a 22-year-old Bay Area resident who wakes up on the morning of December 31, 2008 and feels something in the air. Not sure what it is, he takes it as a sign to get a head start on his resolutions: being a better son to his mother (Octavia Spencer), whose birthday falls on New Year’s Eve, being a better partner to his girlfriend Sophina (Melonie Diaz), who he hasn’t been completely honest with as of late, and being a better father to Tatiana (Ariana Neal), their beautiful four year-old daughter. Crossing paths with friends, family, and strangers, Oscar starts out well, but as the day goes on, he realizes that change is not going to come easily. His resolve takes a tragic turn, however, when BART officers shoot him in cold blood at the Fruitvale subway stop on New Year’s Day. Oscar’s life and tragic death would shake the Bay Area — and the entire nation — to its very core.