In an old episode of the “Tyra Show” recently resurfacing on YouTube, Tyra Banks aired a special program on “Racism in Hollywood” including an exclusive interview with Native American twin actresses, Shannon and Shauna Baker. In the clip, they discuss the various stereotypes attributed to their people, the pressure to disguise themselves as Latina women, and especially the dearth of available roles for Native American actors. In fact, it seems that in Hollywood as in most of America, Native Americans only exist in the public’s minds as a bygone image from the 18th century, when in fact they remain very much alive and in their homeland in the 21st century. Watch the fascinating interview below:
February 1st saw the new 2013 biographical documentary film about former Pennsylvania death row inmate, Mumia Abu Jamal, called Long Distance Revolutionary: a journey with Mumia Abu Jamal hit the big screen for the first time. Coinciding with Black History Month, the film made its official debut at Cinema Village in New York City. Throughout February and March, the film is being shown in select theaters around the nation. Next up there will be a four day screening in Miami, FL from Feb. 21-24 and a seven day screening in New Orleans, LA. Also the film will begin airing on Friday in Seattle, Washington at the Grand Illusion Cinema. Check out the films trailer below and get into behind-the-scenes looks. For a full schedule of airdates and locations, Click Here .
Watch below as U.S. protesters are removed from a Senate hearing for President Barack Obama’s nominee for C.I.A. Director, John Brennan.