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‘GIMMIE MINES – REPARATIONS’ and EVOLUTIONARY BLUES

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‘GIMMIE MINES – REPARATIONS’  presented by DA COTTON PICKAS is a film about reparations: why it is owed, who decided a payment should be made, when that decision was made, why it has not been paid, why society feels it has and why some feel descendants of slaves don’t deserve compensation. Opponents of reparations argue that … Continued


We discuss the new film, Evolutionary Blues with filmmakers Cheryl Fabio and Shamari. ABOUT THE FILM The Blues is an earthy, soul-stirring mélange of roots music and personal narratives that became the defining soundtrack of Black America. Wherever Black people settled that soundtrack took on a local flavor. In Northern California, the influences came from … Continued