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Atlanta #positiveeventalert: Color Outside The Lines: A Tattoo Documentary

Most recently tattoos in the black community have been associated with rappers and professional athletes. Ridiculous displays of the art have been portrayed on celebrities such as Gucci Mane and Mike Tyson. Tattooing is a serious art form that goes way beyond the latest fad or celebrity tattoo. Color Outside The Lines: A Tattoo Documentary explores the depth of this craft from black perspective. Go inside the truth of the art as the world’s top black "professional" tattoo artists document the history and the struggles of the art form.

To Purchase Tickets Visit: http://tattoofilm.eventbrite.com/

The Official Trailer: http://vimeo.com/35061716

#blackpositiveimage Spotlight: Dr. Henry T. Sampson

Did you know that a black man invented the cell phone?

ACTUALLY he didn’t.

Dr. Henry T. Sampson co-invented the gamma-electrical cell with his professor at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. A lot of people have credited Dr. Sampson with the invention of the cellular phone which is false. The actual function of the gamma-electrical cell is to "convert gamma rays into electrical output." This conversion is not related to the output that is generated in cellular transmission or cell phones. Although Sampson did not invent the cell phone there are other noteworthy accolades to be mentioned:

  • Dr. Henry T. Sampson was the first African American to earn a Ph.D.in Nuclear Engineering in the United States. (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign).

  • Other patents include: "a binder system for propellants and explosives and a case bonding system for cast composite propellants."

  • Sampson is also a writer and film historian. Many of his books chronicle blacks in the film industry.

NOTED: It is important to do your research thoroughly regarding inventions, patents, etc. You should verify your information through multiple sources.

#documentarydialogue: Slavery By Another Name

Based on journalist Douglas A. Blackmon’s book, Slavery By Another Name (#sbanPBS) is a captivating documentary that addresses slavery did not end with the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863. The 13th Amendment states, “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, EXCEPT as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.” This exception to the amendment is critical in understanding how slavery has and will continue to exist in America, mainly for African Americans. This 90 minute documentary takes an explorative look into this loophole in the 13th Amendment and how it has affected African Americans spanning over 8 decades, from 1865 until 1945.

To learn more about this film, visit: www.slaverybyanothername.com. You can watch this film at: http://www.pbs.org/tpt/slavery-by-another-name/watch/.

After you research and view this film, join us on Twitter @blackposimage for a discussion on Sunday February 19, 2012 at 7:00 p.m./EST and share your views and opinions. #documentarydialogue #sbanPBS

Let’s begin to dialogue about the things that matter.

Song Of The Week: It's Your World/Pop's Reprise by Common

Pop's Reprise (Words To Live By)

Be, be here, be there, be that, be this
Be grateful for life, be grateful to life
Be gleeful everyday, for being the best swimmer among 500,000
Be-nign, be you, be mom’s mean pie, be little black sambo with bad hair
Be aware of what a lynch is,

Be, be boundless energy
Be a four star ghetto general, be no one except I
Be a strong academic student, be an A student in sociology
Be food for thought to the growing mind,

Be the author of your own horoscope
Be invited, be long-living, be forgiving, be not forgetful
Be a proud run, only to return to fight another day
Be peaceful if possible, but justice in anyway
Be high when you low, be on time but know when to go
Be cautious of the road to college, taking a detour through Vietnam or the middle east

Be absent of wars at any past or present fought amongst themselves
Be visual of foreclosure over your shoulder while begging
A nation built on free labor for reparation, Be a cartopogropher
A map maker, be able to find afro-american land
search thoroughly it may be close to black man
Be amended 5/5ths, be amended 5/5ths human
Be the owner of more land than is set aside for wild life
Be cupid, to world government
Be found among the true lost tribe
Be at full strength when walking through the valley
Be not foolish as tender 18 of the mountain tops
Be a brilliant soul, sparkling in the galaxy while walking on earth
Be loved by God as much as God loved Ghandi and Martin Luther King
Be that last one of 144,000, be the resident of that twelfth house

Atlanta Youth #positiveeventalert: Young Kings FREE Empowerment Seminar

Join Young King's: By Culture & Merit - Empower Youth For Success for their

FREE Empowerment Seminar for Young Males Between Ages 11-20

Saturday, August 20, 2011
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Paradise Gymnasium & Cultural Center
4295 Hendrix Road
Forest Park, GA 30297

RSVP Required For Attendance!
Free elaborate breakfast, food and giveaways for attendees.

To Sign Up Visit: http://www.empoweru4success.org./#!attend

For more information about this organization,
please visit www.empoweru4success.org

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