America’s Lies: I Am Not Your NEGRO

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Last Friday (February 3, 2017), I was privileged to watch the documentary called, I am not your Negro featuring James Baldwin and directed by Raoul Peck.  Baldwin was just getting into a new book titled, Remember This House in 1979 on the lives and assassinations of Medgar Evers, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King, Jr. and how it affected him during that time.  He was very close friends with each of them and their deaths were particularly hard on him as a black man.  Unfortunately, James Baldwin dies in 1987 and wasn’t able to finish his work…but Raoul Peck decided to bring it alive in 2017.  Thank you, Raoul!  Here are my thoughts on this film.

America’s Lies

America has been lying to all of us for years.  In the film, there was an image of Doris Day with perfect coiffed hair, small waist, beautiful outfit, creamy skin with rosy cheeks…

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2 comments on “America’s Lies: I Am Not Your NEGRO

  1. […] via America’s Lies: I Am Not Your NEGRO — Be Like Water […]

  2. When I was young, we played with black children. Even at that time and that age, we kids didn’t up. We knew we different, but always defended each other and we both had average parents, doing the best we could and Jessi Jackson was unbeknownst to us. And if my father dropped the ‘N’ bomb, it was on. We accosted him, because intrinsically, we knew that was wrong, I remember MLK, JFK, and RFK all dying, We make the difference, we make the changes. We older dinosaurs have had enough of lies from poverty pimps. Nothing happens but without us. All cultures understanding each other and breaking divides, not by riots and being stuck on words and places. MLK Blvd is a ruse. Having the heart to bring hope, not slogans. I want change. Sick of blacks having no hope and the means to get it. My 2 cents.

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