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Fighting Racism

Black Lives Matter

Fight The Power – PYRITE Trailer #4

It is absolutely amazing to me the hurdles one can run into when simply trying to make a movie about racism. Let me one up that, to make a movie about racism and then promote that movie about racism as well.

I’ve seen some bull**** over the past 17 years since I started Hollywood 27, but it’s the things that have happened in 2014-15 that might have irritated me the most. Let’s get to it. Get your popcorn ready…

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Examples of Racism: Police Behaving Badly

Been a bit of a crazy week in the news if you haven’t noticed, and although both incidents I’m commenting on here were whack (because we needed more examples of racism), you can also find some serious positive aspects in the middle of all of it as well. This first video is off the chain ludicrous, and it practically left me speechless (not easy to do)…

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They Never Stop and Frisk Old White Guys

Colorblind Racism

This article from the Atlanta BlackStar, titled “7 Things Your Colorblind Racist Friend Might Say to You and How to Respond”, has been making its rounds across the internet for months now. I’ve seen it just flat-out copied and re-published so many times I lost…

Do The Right Thing

Do The Right Thing Turns 25!

What Spike Lee’s Classic From 1989 Can Teach All of Us About Fighting Racism Monday June 30th 2014 marks the 25th anniversary of Spike Lee’s Do The Right Thing theatrical release. I watched the film again about a year ago, and although the acting and…

2014 World Cup

Racism In The World Cup

How To Fight Racism in The World Cup I’ll confess flat out here that I’m not a fan of futbol, or soccer if you will. I played it as a child for a couple of years, and certainly enjoyed it, but the sport just never…

San Antonio Spurs

How the NBA Helps Fight Racism

Why The NBA (The Association If You Will) Is A Great Example For All Of Us Warning!  Rapid-fire factoids (ok is that even a word?) coming at you right now with reckless abandon – introductory paragraph be damned! 1.  The NBA Finals broadcast in over…

dodgeball movie

If You Can Dodge a Wrench, You Can Dodge a Ball…

Dodgeball Movie | How “Speaking Out” Gets Easier… Unless this just happens to be the first thing you’ve ever read here at Hollywood27.com, I’m sure you’re well aware that I actively encourage speaking out against racism. I wrote a book for those who want to…

MLK hit by a rock

The PYRITE Story: Figting Racism (Part 3 of 3)

For the third and final post on the PYRITE story here, I’m starting off from that final thought of post #2, where I mentioned that a few people have even asked me if the story in Pyrite is still relevant… if we aren’t post-racial now…

Martin Luther King Jr Trailer: PYRITE Trailer #3

The Martin Luther King Jr Trailer for PYRITE. In this more experimental preview, the content largely focuses on Chicago’s West Side and the havoc wreaked shortly after Martin Luther King Jr’s murder back in April 1968. I edited this one personally, and it’s my way of paying homage to the great Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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