Nobel Prize winner Toni Morrison is America’s first lady of literature. Her books encompass black American history but live and breathe in the present, rich in vivid characters, haunted by ghosts. Born poor in Ohio in 1931, she passed yesterday at the age of 88 from pneumonia. She tells Alan Yentob how her father hated whites so much he wouldn’t let them in the house. Her masterpiece, Beloved, shows the horrors of slavery perhaps better than any other artwork. She talks as she writes – with warmth and wit.
Hidden Colors 3: The Rules Of Racism is the third installment of the critically acclaimed documentary series Hidden Colors 1 and 2. This installment of Hidden Colors tackles the taboo subject of systematic racism. The film explores how institutional racism effects all areas of human activity,and the rules,laws,and public policies that are utilized to maintain this system. Hidden Colors 3 features commentary from a diverse group of scholars,authors,and entertainment icons,which includes actor/rapper David Banner (The Butler), comedian Paul Mooney (The Chapelle Show),New York Times Best selling author Tariq Nasheed, Civil Rights activist/comedian Dick Gregory,Hip-Hop legend Nas,and many more.
Hidden Colors 3 is directed by New York Times best selling author and film producer Tariq Nasheed
Stephen Wiltshire is a 33-year-old autistic man with an extraordinary talent. He is one of less than 100 people in the world who is recognised as an autistic savant. Whereas some savants excel in mathematics or music, Stephen is an accomplished artist, and is capable of producing highly accurate drawings of buildings and cities after seeing them just once.
Although Stephen is today a quiet and confident young man, he endured a difficult childhood as family and teachers struggled to cope with his autism — a condition that was, at the time, very poorly understood and rarely diagnosed.
Cityscapes and buildings quickly became Stephen’s artistic focus, possibly because they represent the kind of stability, solidity and repetition that autistic people often crave. In a short space of time, Stephen became internationally renowned for his strikingly detailed and technically accurate drawings, and since his teenage years he has travelled the world sketching famous buildings and cities.
This video takes you through Nipsey Hussle’s hood of Crenshaw and Slauson where locals speak about what he means to the community and also how he has inspired them. Nipsey also performs “Crenshaw” off of his new mixtape available NOW on DatPiff! http://www.datpiff.com/Nipsey-Hussle-…