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Six Time International Award Winning Film MACHETERO On Vimeo On Demand Originally published on 7/4/10 and republished on 7/4/11, 7/4/12, 7/4/13… and in keeping with what has become a tradition… Republished today… “Your high independence only…
A ‘muse watch’ … will add to my list! Director Arteta … Puerto Rican pride! 🇵🇷
New fan here! I am in awe of Miguel Arteta’s directorial magic in his latest film, Beatriz at Dinner, written by Mike White—whose nuanced screenplay, articulated by superlative actors, made it all come together. I must admit that I am still feeling distressed by the lingering echoes of the disturbing, but very familiar, dialogue. And Salma Hayek’s role was marvelous as the ever-so-slightly off-key, decent, truthful, and compassionate soul.
Miguel Arteta is a film and television director who, born in Puerto Rico, was raised on the island and in several other different Latin American countries, including Costa Rica, where he briefly attended high school before moving to the United States. He is known for the films Chuck and Buck (for which he was awarded the Independent Spirit John Cassavetes Award), The Good Girl, Cedar Rapids, and Youth in Revolt. Earlier this year, he was the guest director…
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Beauty is so very much needed these days … 🌹
Naomi Klein … amazing & awesome! ❤️
This Channel 4 TV video from Britain says about itself:
4 July 2017
Naomi Klein says “Trump voters wanted to raise middle finger”. The author and activist talks about her new book charting the Trump presidency, the shock tactics which got him elected, and about Jeremy Corbyn’s success, and the wider causes of the Grenfell Tower fire in London.
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~~July 4, 2017~~
INDEPENDENCE AND DIFFERENT AMERICANS
“Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness” is a well-known phrase in the United States Declaration of Independence.
The phrase gives three examples of the “unalienable rights” which the Declaration says have been given to all human beings by their Creator, and which governments are created to protect.
We don’t have to go back to Frederick Douglass’ time or race.
Just look at the current reality in this nation.
African Americans, Muslims, Latinos, Asians and other minorities aren’t totally free and equal.
They aren’t really equal in the eyes of the countrymen.
It won’t be getting any better any time soon!
What is there to celebrate?
On June 4, 1776, the Declaration of Independence was signed, marking the colonists’ independence from Great Britain
July 4th celebrations remind some Black Americans of America’s sordid racial past.
By Elizabeth Flock, Staff Writer
(July 5, 2012)
But some 75 years later, some black Americans weren’t ready to celebrate.
Abolitionist movement leader Frederick Douglass gave a scathing speech the day after Independence Day in 1852, saying:
“This Fourth of July is yours, not mine.
You may rejoice, I must mourn. Do you mean, citizens, to mock me, by asking me to speak to-day?”
Douglass reminded listeners that when the Declaration of Independence was signed, many blacks were still slaves. Even the British were more likely to offer freedom to blacks than the colonists.
Fast forward to 2012 and 2017, where many Black Americans still remember Douglass’ sentiments.
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