As A Black Man Thinkest So Is He
So is the state of Black people in America today. Turn on the tv news, open the newspapers or go to a internet news portal and we are bombarded with negative, slanded, highly charged news about African Americans in general and Black males in particular. Its one thing for some whites to falsely believe every negative word they hear about us, but to many of us have come to believe many of these same lies and exagerations as truth, thus causing us to distrust ourselves and not support one another. Why else can you explain why we spend less that 3% of our close to $1 trillion buying power among ourselves. W.E.B. Dubois said," To whom you give your money, you give your power!"
In 2007 Janks Morton's independent documentary WHAT BLACK MEN THINK, took the nation by storm with one simple question..."Are there more Black Men in jail or college?" Because of the plethora of misinformation, stereotypes and misperceptions around Black male identity, most respondents answered "jail." In the sequel titled HOODWINKED, Mr Morton, armed with current research, statistics, data and the arm and weight of organizations like the US Census Bureau, The Department of Education, The Department of Justice and other government agencies reporting social, economic and racial data, Mr. Morton will once again systematically dismember multiple cultural falsehoods about Black Male Identity. WHAT IS HOODWINKED ABOUT? Hoodwinked will be an exploration of the most recent data being released by the US Census,DOJ, DOE, DOC and the CDC to highlight strides and achievements in the African American community. It will feature expert contributors, man on the street interviews, anchor desk headline reporting, and the return of Janks Morton and his “Board of Education” to examine further the symbiotic relationship between media, government and special interest, as they exploit imagery, statistics and data that too often presents a skewed perspective of the modern era African American experience.
We can start to change the conversation about what it means to be Black in America right here, right now, today! Through respective social networks we can spread the message the media denies. Courtesy of DryerBuzz
You are what you are fed through media. Lucky for us we have Janks Morton a Social, Political, and Spiritual Activist and creator of www.whatblackmenthink.com. The video above relates to his latest film project Hoodwinked the much anticipated and long awaited sequel to 2007 Best African American Documentary What Black Men Think.
The first step in taking control of our own destiny is in changing the way we think about our God, Ourselves, Our money and Our Future. What do you think?