Monday, May 26, 2014

Exposed DVD: The Assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

"The most detailed documentary on the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Assassination I've ever seen. It includes revelations from people who knew the assassins and one black pastor who unknowingly admitted he helped set up his friend Martin. One of the biggest conspiracies in U.S. History was solved and white supremacists made sure nobody knew about it " -Xavier James

According to a Memphis jury’s verdict on December 8, 1999, in the wrongful death lawsuit of the King family versus Loyd Jowers “and other unknown co-conspirators,” Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated by a conspiracy that included agencies of his own government. Almost 32 years after King’s murder at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis on April 4, 1968, a court extended the circle of responsibility for the assassination beyond the late scapegoat James Earl Ray to the United States government.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014


"Banished talks about a few injustices out of tens of thousands. It's about how whites killed and ran blacks out of town and stole their land. The question of how reparations should be given is asked but that question they say is unanswerable; why? Yet the Jews are constantly given reparations for Hitler's genocide. Who put a dollar amount on their suffering? To this day the whites in this documentary refuse to do the right thing."  - Xavier James

Banished vividly recounts the forgotten history of racial cleansing in America when thousands of African Americas were driven from their homes and communities by violent racist mobs in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. In fear for their lives, black people left these towns and never returned to reclaim their property. The film places these events in the context of present day race relations, by following three concrete cases of towns that remain all-white to this day (Forsyth County, Georgia; Pierce City, Missouri; Harrison, Arkansas).

Banished raises the larger questions -- will the United States ever make meaningful reparations for the human rights abuses suffered, then and now, against its African American citizens? Can reconciliation between the races be possible without them? Banished follows a twisting trail through yellowed newspaper archives registries of deeds, photos from treasured family albums and dimly recalled stories of elders who lived through those traumatic events.

The film features black families determined to go to any length to reconstruct their families past and gain some justice for their ancestors and themselves. It also interviews dedicated, local, newspaper reporters who braved community opposition to research the banishments in-depth and force their readers to confront their towns past and present.


Sunday, May 18, 2014

The Last Tasmanian

"I came across this documentary about two weeks ago. It's the most detailed documentary on the Tasmanian genocide ever made." - Xavier James

The Tasmanians were a distinct people, isolated from Australia and the rest of the world for 12,000 years. In 1803, British colonization began and in 1876, Truganini died. She was the last full-blood and tribal Tasmanian Aboriginal. Within her one lifetime, a whole society and culture were removed from the face of the earth.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Henrietta Lacks-Immortal

Henrietta Lacks (August 1, 1920 – October 4, 1951)

"I recently got a hold of a dvd on Henrietta Lacks. You can thank her for cloning research, Cancer research and stem cell research-medicines and vaccines. " -Xavier James

Henrietta Lacks (August 1, 1920 – October 4, 1951) (sometimes erroneously called Henrietta Lakes, Helen Lane or Helen Larson) was an African-American woman who was the unwitting source of cells (from her cancerous tumor) which were cultured by George Otto Gey to create the first known human immortal cell line for medical research. This is now known as the HeLa cell line.