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Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis' grandson, Filmmaker Muta' Ali talks to host @ShellieGaines about his heartfelt documentary, based on his grandparents' Love, Life & Activism, on The Gist of Freedom www.BlackHistoryBLOG.com Special Thank you to @DashonFarad of Arise for your contribution!
The grandson of actress Ruby Dee is mourning the loss of his famous grandmother and releasing a new documentary about her extraordinary life.Compiled by The Gist of Freedom from NY1's Cheryl Wills report.
The film follows Ruby from her early childhood to her acting career when she declared that she would NEVER portray a maid or a mammy and how she was anxious to get her signature role in "A Raisin In The Sun."
The riveting documentary about Ruby Dee was released Sunday just days after her death. The film is called "Life's Essentials with Ruby Dee" and her grandson, Muta'Ali, is the director. He says he watched his grandmother pass away peacefully.
"We were all there around her bed in her room when it happened. And my mother told me that she told her as she was transitioning that everything is alright," says Muta'Ali.
"I'm hoping though that today's generation or younger than me even can get a glimpse into Ossie and Ruby that they haven't had before," says Muta'Ali.
Cloverleaf Radio's hosts, The Host with the Most Jimmy Falcon and Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling's Gremlina welcome Author and Producer, Grandson of W.C. Fields, Ronald J. Fields! JOIN US!
Join The Gist of Freedom as we talk with Dan Duster, the grandson of the Anti-Lynching Crusader, Ida B. Wells!
"I had bought a pistol the first thing after Tom Moss was lynched, because I expected some cowardly retaliation from the lynchers. I felt that one had better die fighting against injustice than to die like a dog or a rat in a trap…I felt if I could take one lyncher with me, this would even up the score a little bit!" -
"In 1893, excluding Sundays, a Coloured man was lynched every day from January to December."
Ida never feared the lynch mob, she had faith in God to protect her: “Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; For You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me” (Psalms 23:4). A threat to her life was not going to stop her from her crusade.The Review of Reviews announced that Wells, “a talented and resolute young lady of colour”, was on a pilgrimage around the British Isles to campaign on the subject of Negro lynching; they also published these Sadistic Statistics, "in 1893, excluding Sundays, a Coloured man was lynched every day from January to December."
Ida B. Wells
Intro to Info host Mikeisha speaks to Muta' Ali, grandson of actors Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis, about his documentary, "Life Essentials with Ruby Dee." He will also discuss his grandparents' legacy and how he plans to perpetuate it.
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He is known to many as Alex Haley's grandson, but Michael Baker is a man with his own history, his own journey and now his own revelations about life, purpose and why we are all here. He shares all of this and more in his first live radio interview with Conversations LIVE's Cyrus Webb.
LIVE TONIGHT ON #K100RADIO check out our Project Premier Cast with SHY for his latest project "Cat Freeman's Grandson" tune in as we run down all the tracks and have a personal Q&A with the artist about them. Yes..its a live listening session..on the radio! Call in to let the artist know what you think and get exclusive first listens to the music (347) 934-0966
Cloverleaf Radio's hosts The Host with the Most Jimmy Falcon and Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling's Gremlina welcome Author and Grandson of Ty Cobb, Herschel Cobb and Actor Peter Spellos from "MIB II" !! JOIN US!
Dr. Khalil Gibran Muhammad is the Great Grandson of The Honorable Elijah Muhammad.
In a wide range discussion, we will look at The State of African American Life and the continuing issues he has with President Barak Obama. We will also discuss his work as a historian; "criminalizing blackness," how the African American people have been targeted in the criminal justice system, as a result.
To participate in this live conversation or to listen on your smartphone call: 805-727-7013.
The Total Tutor will interview The Executive Director of The Josh Gibson Foundation and Great Grandson of Josh Gibson, Sean Gibson. Sean will discuss the components of the foundation.
Sean L. Gibson is the great-grandson of Baseball Hall of Fame legend Josh Gibson. Sean has dedicated his life to the preservation of Josh's legacy and is the Executive Director of the Josh Gibson Foundation, a Pittsburgh area non-profit organization. The Josh Gibson Foundation was established in 1994 in an effort to keep the memory of Pittsburgh's beloved Josh Gibson and the entire Negro League alive. The foundation partners with Duquesne University by matching up college students with elementary and middle school youth for tutoring. The foundation also sponsors the Josh Gibson Little League.
There is likely no greater expert on the history of the Negro Leagues than Sean who speaks to a variety of groups throughout the year teaching on the significance of these great men who played the game before Jackie Robinson integrated baseball in 1947.
Josh Gibson, the man that many regard as the greatest Negro League player ever, was born on December 21, 1911 in Buena Vista, Georgia. He relocated to southwestern Pennsylvania in 1924 after his father found work in a Pittsburgh area steel mill. Josh began catching for the Pittsburgh Crawfords in 1927. With the addition of Gibson, the Crawfords rose to the top of the city's sandlot teams and challenged Cumberland Posey's Homestead Grays, a stellar club of Black professional baseball players from across the nation.
During Gibson's career, he played ball with Hall of Famers Oscar Charleston, Cool Papa Bell, Judy Johnson, and Satchel Paige. The Homestead Grays won an unprecedented nine consecutive Negro National League pennants with Gibson behind the plate.
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a true clut classic comdey of all time. not only it paying tribute to the movie frankenstein. to me it feels like where it might pick up where the old one left off. like his dr frankenstein grandson following in his foot step. but trys to make good on the name and not be remember on what happen back then. the jokes in it where funny. even peter boyle playing the monster was just great. this is a movie u want keep watching every halloween for a good laugh. even gene wilder is great in it. plus even u say a line from the movie people know which movie u are talking about. so much hard work was put in this movie. plus the props they use in the movie where from the classic frankenstein movie. but let pay tribute and honor this cult classic comdey movie.
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