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Tupac Day Instead of MLK Day? Search for New Black Hero

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*Although, many  African Americans are looking forward to the upcoming Martin Luther King Holiday, a NC minister is launching a search for “The New African American Hero.”

Minister Paul Scott, founder of the Durham NC based , Messianic Afrikan Nation says that  based on the recent rebellions across the country following the police murders of Eric Garner and Michael Brown that King’s model of  “racial harmony”  and “nonviolence” is no longer embraced by black youth and perhaps it is time to pick another Black hero to whom to dedicate a holiday.

“Black people never picked Martin Luther King to be our eternal leader, white folk did that,” says Scott. “It’s time for us to pick our own heroes.”

Scott is asking African Americans to post their  nominations on  Twitter, Youtube  and Facebook posts under the hash-tag #newblackhero and on Monday January 19 (MLK Day) , he is asking that the black community name a new  black role model for the youth.

“For the younger Hip Hop generation  Tupac  Shakur is more of a martyr than Martin King , says Scott. “In 2015, a slain rapper is more relevant than a slain reverend.”

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TRUTH Minista Paul Scott

Paul Scott is a minster, activist and Hip Hop writer. He has appeared on Fox News, MSNBC and  talk shows across the country discussing race, rap and religion. He is also  a contributing author to the anthology, “Hip Hop and the Black Church: Towards Bridging a Generational Gap.”  Scott can be reached  at (919) 972-8305 [email protected] . Follow on Twitter @truthminista

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  1. KaoticThought

    January 13, 2015 at 10:21 am

    I could literally feel myself getting dumber while reading this bullshit… How about we ensure today’s youth understand their history, so they will know why MLK is a hero, and understand why the continual degradation of morals and common sense in the black community is only going to ensure that history repeats itself… Stop throwing away the freedoms and opportunities that soo many fought and died for, by not caring about them until they are taken away… Look what “Thug Life” got 2PAC, jail and a bunch of bullets…

  2. Greg c Hamblet

    January 13, 2015 at 10:49 am

    This is the dumbest shit I’ve read all day. This guy is seriously deranged. Wow!

  3. NYCsoul

    January 13, 2015 at 1:34 pm

    Ok. This must be some type of joke. Why are some black people so enamored to symbols than substance?

  4. jamesrowdy29

    January 13, 2015 at 1:36 pm

    Sorry but u missed the mark on this one, While I’ll say 2pac interviews are better than his music, an young people do like 2 pac BUT they like him for the wrong reasons, most have never heard his interviews they just view him as a gangsta rapper, but he wasnt that, he was better than that, but 2 pac does not compare to MLK, 2 pac was young an died from being involved in ignorance an his self control was nowhere near MLK.

    I do believe we should stop letting white people get away, with using MLK against us, our REAL heroes would never get a national holiday, u see white folk never say anything good about Malcom X, they practically ignore Malcolm X. MLK is the safe Negro, but 2 pac hell no he was just a kid, I don’t care how revolutionary he is I will not celebrate a kid who was a slave to sex an drugs he had many contradictions as we all do, I appreciate 2 pac for the knowledge he did leave in his interviews.

    Why not Malcom X? Why don’t we start listening to Farrakhan while hes still alive, Why dont we heed Umar Johnson, Why don’t we heed Claude Anderson? Why dont we celebrate Our Master Teachers like Clarke an Dr. Ben. There are many great black men since an before MLK, I know u meant this for the youth, but even if they did choose 2pac, if they dont know their history an in the procs gain knowledge of self they are doomed anyway.

  5. joe

    July 9, 2015 at 10:52 am

    Tupac is one of the greatest people in history,i as a white european will tell you that,and i will be travelling to the us to withniss the historic day should it ever come,its funny how americans sometimes fail to see truly how great and loved he was around the world,the only real rapper to ever live,he is more then a normal man he was enlightened as you can see from his interviews, he also was good and evil in him,everybody can relate to that,for me he is the greatest american in history

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ARRAY DRIVE-IN: ‘GET OUT the Vote with SELMA’

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*Ava DuVernay’s non-profit ARRAY ALLIANCE is launching its second ARRAY Drive-in screening event on Friday, Oct. 30 and Sat. Oct. 31.

This latest cinema experience is a community empowerment activation featuring two Oscar-winning films: SELMA amplifies the importance of voting to activate change as we approach the upcoming presidential election. GET OUT is the perfect psychological horror thriller to screen on Halloween.

In addition to the films, the open to the public screenings in ARRAY’s Historic Filipinotown/Westlake neighborhood will include on-site voting booths provided by LA Vote mobile voting center, on Friday, Oct. 30. Attendees can vote in person or drop-off their ballots.

Friday, Oct. 30 – SELMA, directed by Ava DuVernay and on-site voting via LAVote.net’s mobile voting center

Saturday, Oct. 31 – GET OUT, directed by Jordan Peele

Ticket Information: First come, first serve entry with advance ticket registration at http://www.arraynow.com/drivein#elevent

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ABOUT ARRAY
Founded in 2011 by filmmaker Ava DuVernay, ARRAY is a multi-platform arts and social impact collective dedicated to narrative change. The organization catalyzes its work through a quartet of mission-driven entities: the film distribution arm ARRAY Releasing, the content company ARRAY Filmworks, the programming and production hub ARRAY Creative Campus and the non-profit group ARRAY Alliance. www.arraynow.com

 

 

 

 

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The Pulse of Entertainment: Brian Courtney Wilson Says Be ‘Still’ on New Album

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Grammy and Billboard Music Award nominated Brian Courtney Wilson releases ‘Still.’

*“Move past fear,” said Grammy nominated Brian Courtney Wilson about the meaning of the title to his new album “Still” (EMI/Motown Gospel). “You got to stay focused on your assignment. It’s in the Bible. Be still and keep moving without doubting and move mountains.”

“Still” is the Chicago native’s fifth album and in that time since 2009 he has garnered multi-Grammy nominations, a Billboard Music Award nomination, and has won multiple Stellar Awards, a Dove Award and an ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Award.  Featured artists on “Still” include Maranda Curtis and Jeff Pardo. Grammy nominated Eric Roberson (United Tenors) co-wrote the track “Waiting” which encourages one to recognize when God has answered your prayers.

“The best feeling I had was when Eric Roberson sent it to me,” Brian said about the single “Waiting.” “I was almost in tears. It’s why I was feeling this peace.”

Other tracks on the album include “Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler);” “Ain’t No Need to Worry,” featuring Maranda; “Forever;” “Sure As;” the title track “Still;” “Merciful and Mighty,” and “Fear is Not Welcome,” featuring Jeff.

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Wilson launched his first solo tour, “Just (B) Tour,” just before the pandemic hit and grounded everyone home.

“It went well,” he said when I asked about the tour. “I’m looking forward to doing it again. We’re figuring out a way to do it virtually.” www.BrianCourtneyWilson.com

SYNDICATED COLUMN: Eunice Moseley, MS, MBA, MPhil has an estimated weekly readership of over ¼ million with The Pulse of Entertainment. She is also a Public Relations Strategist and Business Management Consultant at Freelance Associates, and is Promotions Director (at-large) for The Baltimore Times. www.ThePulseofEntertainment.com. EVENTS: “Uplifting Minds II” Entertainment Conference (ULMII), founded by Eunice in 1999, is into its 21st year. Next events are coming to Los Angeles Saturday, November 7, 2020 via Zoom Video Conferencing and to Baltimore Saturday April 17, 2021 at Security Square Mall. The ULMII event is a free conference offering an Entertainment Business Panel Q&A Session, a Talent Showcase and Talent Competition (vocal, songwriting, dance and acting) where aspiring artists have a chance to receive over $15,000 valued in prizes/product/services.  Log onto www.UpliftingMinds2.com for more information or to RSVP for Zoom Access email [email protected]

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‘Selena: The Series’ – Official Trailer Debut from Netflix! / WATCH

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*Today, Netflix debuted the trailer for “Selena: The Series” – A coming-of-age story following Selena as she chases her dreams, and the heart-wrenching and life-changing sacrifices she and her family make as they navigate the highs and lows of success, loss, love, and music. Part one of the two-part series premieres on Netflix on December 4, 2020.

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Before she became the Queen of Tejano Music, Selena Quintanilla was a young girl from Texas with big dreams and an even bigger voice. Selena: The Series explores her journey from singing small gigs to becoming the most successful female Latin artist of all time — and the years of hard work and sacrifice the Quintanilla family navigated together.

From executive producers Jaime Dávila, Rico Martinez, Hiromi Kamata, Suzette Quintanilla, Simran A. Singh and Moises Zamora, Selena: The Series was created by Zamora, with Don Todd (“This is Us”) consulting, and stars Christian Serratos, Gabriel Chavarria, Ricardo Chavira, Noemí Gonzalez, and Seidy López.

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