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Humpty Dance performed in Austin, TX at Common Interest. Digital Underground is an alternative hip hop group originally from Oakland, California, which had a huge influence on West Coast hip hop style. It was founded by Greg Shock G Jacobs, who grew up in New York City and southern Florida. Digital Underground's music was heavily influenced by various 1970's funk bands, and sampled their music frequently in their songs. This consequently was a main feature of west-coast rap. Most west coast rap artists, however, tended to focus on the gangster rap style, whereas Digital Underground had an alternative style that was spaced-out and different. The group originally wanted to set up their image to pay tribute to The Black Panthers, which were social activists at the time. But since Public Enemy wore that image, Shock G decided to modify Digital Underground's image to be out of the box and whimsical. Shock G designed the album covers to model Parliament-Funkadelic album designs. His most famous alter-ego character is Humpty Hump, which he brings out into several of their songs, most notably The Humpty Dance. This particular song was the group's first huge successful single. The song Doowutchyalike was their first single, and wasn't quite as popular, and interestingly enough, is referenced in The Humpty Dance song. Also to note, Tupac Shakur got his start in this group.
12 Sep 2012
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Free Angela & all political prisoners raconte l'histoire d'une jeune professeure de philosophie, née en Alabama, issue d'une famille d'intellectuels afro-américains, politiquement engagée. Durant sa jeunesse, Angela Davis est profondément marquée par son expérience du racisme, des humiliations de la ségrégation raciale et du climat de violence qui règne autour d'elle. Féministe, communiste, militante du mouvement des droits civiques aux Etats-Unis, proche du parti des Black Panthers, Angela Davis s'inverstit dans le comité de soutien aux Frères de Soledad, trois prisonniers noirs américains accusés d'avoir assassiné un gardien de prison en représailles au meurtre d'un de leur codétenu. Accusée en 1970 d'avoir organisé une tentative d'évasion et une prise d'otage qui se soldera par la mort d'un juge californien et de 4 détenus, Angela devient la femme la plus recherchée des Etats-Unis. Arrêtée, emprisonnée, jugée condamnée à mort, elle sera libérée faute de preuve et sous la pression des comités de soutien internationaux dont le slogan est FREE ANGELA ! Devenue un symbole de la lutte contre toutes les formes d'oppression : raciale, politique, sociale et sexuelle, Angela Davis incarne, dans les années 70, le "Power to People". Avec sa coupe de cheveux "boule" et sa superbe silhouette elle lancera, malgré elle, la mode "afro", reprise à cette époque par des millions de jeunes gens. Quarante ans plus tard, à l'occasion de l'anniversaire de l'acquittement d'Angela Davis, Shola Lynch, avec Free Angela & all political prisoners, revient sur cette période cruciale de la deuxième partie du XXe siècle. Toujours engagée, militante abolitionniste, l'icône Angela continue le combat.
3 Apr 2013
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Depending on just how big of an Elvis Fan you are - here's 5 little known Facts about the King of Rock-n-Roll Elvis Presley.. Here's my Report… HolySmoke! thanks for watching. Dear Mr. President. First, I would like to introduce myself. I am Elvis Presley and admire you and have great respect for your office. I talked to Vice President Agnew in Palm Springs three weeks ago and expressed my concern for our country. The drug culture, the hippie elements, the SDS, Black Panthers, etc. do not consider me as their enemy or as they call it the establishment. I call it America and I love it. Sir, I can and will be of any service that I can to help the country out. I have no concern or motives other than helping the country out. So I wish not to be given a title or an appointed position. I can and will do more good if I were made a Federal Agent at Large and I will help out by doing it my way through my communications with people of all ages. First and foremost, I am an entertainer, but all I need is the Federal credentials. I am on this plane with Senator George Murphy and we have been discussing the problems that our country is faced with. Sir, I am staying at the Washington Hotel, Room 505-506-507. I have two men who work with me by the name of Jerry Schilling and Sonny West. I am registered under the name of Jon Burrows. I will be here for as long as it takes to get the credentials of a Federal Agent. I have done an in-depth study of drug abuse and Communist brainwashing techniques and I am right in the middle of the whole thing where I can and will do the most good. I am Glad to help just so long as it is kept very private. You can have your staff or whomever call me anytime today, tonight, or tomorrow. I was nominated this coming year one of America's Ten Most Outstanding Young Men. That will be in January 18 in my home town of Memphis, Tennessee. I am sending you the short autobiography about myself so you can better understand this approach.
27 Apr 2017
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