Comedy

Jay Smooth: 12 symbols of Southern pride actually worth celebrating – YouTube

Published on Jul 16, 2015

In this installment of the Illipsis, Jay takes on the Confederate flag and considers the ways in which Southerners can take pride in their culture without celebrating symbols of white supremacy. Jay has a message for Northerners too, namely, that they aren’t exempt from the need to grapple with the uglier parts of United States history.

via Jay Smooth: 12 symbols of Southern pride actually worth celebrating – YouTube.

The funniest TED Talks | Playlist | TED.com

The funniest TED Talks

TED Talks

Funniest TED Talks

Great TED Talks illuminate an idea. Sometimes, they do it while making you laugh. These talks will bring a smile to your face. Please note: Vigorous debate ensued among our staff about which talks to include. So we hope you’ll find something for every sense of humor.

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Spelling Race | Colorlines

… the narrative of cultural exceptionalism is misleading and harmful. It’s safe to say that all families place an emphasis on education and want their children to succeed. However, not all families have access to resources and institutions that enable their children to do well. When we rely on culture as the reason for success, we ignore the structural realities that prevent many children of color or poor children from reaching their goals. We also end up placing the onus on families to ensure academic achievement, rather than compelling the public and private sectors to also provide valuable services and benefits that can help all children succeed.

via Spelling Race | Colorlines.

The ACLU & Elon James White: What To Do When You’re Stopped By Police – YouTube | #OYRchallenge

Uploaded on Jan 13, 2011

Comedian Elon James White speaking on behalf of the ACLU explains your rights in the event that you get stopped by police. #documenteverything

via The ACLU & Elon James White: What To Do When You’re Stopped By Police – YouTube.

Congratulations, Charlo Greene : ‘F**k It, I Quit’ Reporter Celebrates Alaska Marijuana Legalization | #OYRchallenge

charlogreenepicEx-Anchorwoman Charlo Greene (Charlene Egbe) for KTVA celebrates her work with Alaska winning the fight to legalized marijuana for recreational use. Greene’s business, The Alaska Cannabis Club, served as the only clearinghouse connecting Alaskan medical marijuana card holders with legal suppliers. Legalizing recreational marijuana in her state not only boosts her business, but lowers the stats for those imprisoned for non-violent crimes in America.

Women of Power organizations, clubs, and seminars draw hundreds of women, yet no one celebrated Charlo Greene’s explosive  on the air exit from her KTVA Anchorwoman position except the media. Greene’s choosing her business over profitable employment should empower many women — and men to consider free enterprise. The November 5, 2014 Huffington Post article goes more into detail about what this means to Alaskan politics. Enjoy and a hearty Congratulations, Charlo Greene. #OYRchallenge

Charlo Green quits, September 22, 2014 video:

“Honestly I don’t even know what to say right now aside from the fact that we just made history,” Greene said in a video posted to her Facebook page early Wednesday morning. “It’s a fact. We just made history for doing a good thing. Congratulations.

via ‘F**k It, I Quit’ Reporter Celebrates Alaska Marijuana Legalization.

Columbus Day: John Oliver and Last Week Tonight ask, “How is this still a thing?” VIDEO. | #OYRchallenge

John Oliver brings it home. Why should we continue to celebrate Columbus Day?

By now most educated adults probably know that Christopher Columbus didn’t really discover America. In fact, he was a brutal colonizer whose arrival brought misery and death to millions through war, slavery, and disease.So why do we still celebrate Columbus Day? Last Week Tonight does a good job summing up the case against the holiday, and even offers a few alternatives.

via Columbus Day: John Oliver and Last Week Tonight ask, “How is this still a thing?” VIDEO..

Way Black In Time. Black Archaeologist Season 3, Episode 1 – YouTube

Published on Oct 6, 2014

A time machine, allowing our hero, Black Archaeologist, to visit great moments in black history, is invented. It’s called , The Way Black In Time Machine.

via Way Black In Time. Black Archaeologist Season 3, Episode 1 – YouTube.

Poland’s African Diaspora Film Festival – AfryKamera – Call For Entries (Compensation For Selected Films) | Shadow and Act

Yes, we are repped all over the world, even in Poland.

All kidding aside, AfryKamera: African Film Festival in Poland (www.afrykamera.pl) is the first film festival in the Eastern European region dedicated to African diaspora film in general.

The 8th annual AfryKamera African Film Festival, jointly organized by two NGOs from Poland: Filmgramm Foundation and the Foundation for Somalia, will take place in Warsaw from the 10th to the 14th of April, 2013.

via Poland’s African Diaspora Film Festival – AfryKamera – Call For Entries (Compensation For Selected Films) | Shadow and Act.

NBCNews.com video: Tatyana Ali defends Will Smith in Aunt Viv ‘Fresh Prince’ feud

English: Tatyana Ali at the Presidential Inaug...

Tatyana Ali defends Will Smith in Aunt Viv ‘Fresh Prince’ feud

During an interview with theGrio’s Chris Witherspoon, Ali recalled Hubert’s departure from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and weighed in on her feud with Will Smith.

http://video.msnbc.msn.com/the-grio/50483813