Lil B's New Track: "I Got AIDS"

Yesterday, Lil’ B uploaded a new track to YouTube that has everyone talking.

“I Got AIDS” is a stark, passionate plea for young people to practice safe sex and get tested for STDs.

Check out “I Got AIDS” here:

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=guutBEbbde8

VIDEO: How "Nuttin' But A G Thang" Changed America

The second installment of Steve Stoute’s “The Tanning Effect” web series features a fascinating interview with Interscope Records CEO Jimmy Iovine.

Iovine details his first meeting with Dr. Dre, describes the similarities between “Nuttin’ But A G Thang” and the Rolling Stone’s “Satisfaction, and how revolutionary and dangerous Dre and Snoop were to mainstream America at the time.

Check it out:

VIDEO: Filmmaker Captures Everyday Life on Chicago's South Side

A Chicago filmmaker named Cyrus Dowlatshahi is working on a feature length documentary about life on the South Side of Chicago.

His footage is incredible. Nothing is doctored or scripted. These are raw vignettes of real people living their lives in the most isolated, poverty-stricken, and misunderstood section of the third largest city in the United States.

South Side of Chicago Documentary:

Dowlatshahi is currently fundraising for the project through Kickstarter.com. His goal is $25,000; so far, he has raised $7,200. To support this fascinating project, check out his Kickstarter page here.

He outlines three reasons why he wants to shine a light on Chi-town’s South Side neighborhoods:

VIDEO: The Making of D'Angelo's Voodoo

Now this is a must see.

If you’re an R&B fan, odds are you’ve listenend to D’Angelo’s legendary sophomore album Voodoo about 600,000 times.

Now over 12 years old, Voodoo still stands as the best R&B album of recent memory. And D’angelo’s downright torturous absence from the music scene following this creative high point has only bolstered the record’s mystic.

And that’s why this video is so special. Filmed during the final stages of Voodoo’s creation, this promo video captures D in the studio sharing some tracks with Eric Clapton and Chris Rock, sightseeing in Cuba, and speaking candidly about his upbringing, spirituality and artistry.

At just 7 minutes, it’s more than worth a look. Check it out below.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YU1CS_NKhlM

VIDEO: Black Nurses Allegedly Called "Too Black," "Too Ghetto" By Nursing Company, Denied White Patients

Unbelievable.

Four Atlanta-area women are suing a nursing company for denying them access to white patients because they were deemed “too black,” “too old” or “too ghetto.”

The nurses allege that the company’s screening process was at least partially based on race, and that they used the above language to explain their reasoning behind the placement of members of the nursing staff.

The Grio reports:

“The plaintiffs are listed as Erika Arnold, Tracee Goodman, Debra Trawick and Christine Muchene. They claim violations under the U.S. Civil Rights Act.

‘Before placing someone in a position, I was blatantly asked in front of a group of people what color is she or how old is she,’ said Tracee Goodman, a former Accord Services Human Resources employee.”

 

Of course, the nursing company denies the charges:

New Documentary: Dear Daddy

A recently released documentary takes a close look at the impact of fatherlessness on Black young women.

The film is called Dear Daddy; check out the trailer below.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eQTLbSOMpYI

Directed by Janks Morton, Dear Daddy follows 8 young women struggling to find their way in life without the guidance of their fathers.

According to Clutch Magazine:

New Documentary: Black Girl In Suburbia

Check out the trailer for the provocative new documentary Black Girl in Suburbia below.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kSoF5p-otqY

Directed by Melissa Lowry, Black Girl in Suburbia explores the difficulties faced by young Black women living in predominantly white neighborhoods.

According the doc’s website:

 

Beyonce's "Countdown" Music Video

The countdown for Beyonce’s new music video has been on since a preview was posted earlier this week.

 

The much-hyped video has finally arrived, and it does not disappoint.

 

Bey gets her Audrey Hepburn-meets-70’s supermodel on in the video for “Countdown,” with a natural charisma that is all her own on full freakin’ blast.

 

It’s an insanely fun clip. The editing, makeup and art direction are all an absolute ten. We’re loving the song, and we’re loving the throwback, mod look and feel to the video.

 

Pregnant and all, Beyonce still proves she’s got that thing so many young starlets would kill for.

 

Check out Beyonce’s “Countdown” below.

THE FOOTAGE: 700 OCCUPY WALL STREET Protestors Arrested At Brooklyn Bridge

The news media wants us focused on the back-and-forth, he said-she said, GOP Presidential nomination bullshit, so they’re burying this kind of footage amid other relatively mundane headlines.

Go figure.

But anybody with a brain, and some level of frustration with corporate greed and political corruption, knows that the biggest and most fascinating story in America is the continued uprising in New York City, and other cities across the country (and the World, for that matter). If you’re wondering just how real things are getting in the Big Apple, feast your eyes on the explosive footage below.

This video of the Occupy Wall Street incident at the Brooklyn Bridge this weekend, in which 700 protestors were arrested by the NYPD, is currently making its way across the internets. And it is sure to raise a few eyebrows.

In addition to the relative brutality of the operation (considering this was a peaceful, nonviolent protest), the NYPD are under fire for their use of a crowd control tactic called “kettling,” involving the cordoning off of a crowd by a large group of officers. With only one exit, protestors can then be arrested en masse.

A Gawker staff member witnessed the incident:

 

” So, when the protest reached the bridge a large portion peeled off and started up the Brooklyn-bound roadway. People started hopping off the walkway, joining them. We went along fine for a while until we reached maybe midway. There, a phalanx of cops—maybe 50—were blocking the way. Cops began arresting people up front, and a couple caused some scuffles. Right when the first arrests started happening, the crowd started jostling back and forth and I seriously thought there might be a stampede.
Cops shoved one guy down and were kneeling on him. When they tried to drag someone else out of the crowd people held onto his arms as long as possible; a guy stole one white-shirtted cop’s hat from his head and threw it into the air. There’s definitely going to be some dramatic footage but I couldn’t tell how the rough stuff started. While the scuffles continued, leaders got everyone to sit down, but the cops kept arresting people, starting from the front, even though they were sitting down. A bunch of police vans blocked off the way back to Manhattan, so people started scaling the bridge to climb up to the walkway ~10 feet above. Eventually they brought out the orange mesh and began funneling people back to manhattan one-by-one, telling everyone to keep moving cause we were all “subject to arrest.” I was maybe in the middle section of people who walked out that way—seemed like they kept arresting people up front as they were letting people out the rear.”

We implore you to check out the footage below. Pay particular attention to the photojournalists and shockingly young people being dragged off to awaiting police buses and paddy wagons, as well as the incredible passion and resolve of the throngs of demonstrators.

In other words, this ain’t over. Not by a long shot.

 

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fockzr7rXys