It’s a Wonderful Life (1946) stars James Stewart as George Bailey, a man who has given up his dreams in order to help others, and whose imminent suicide on Christmas Eve brings about the intervention of his guardian angel, Clarence Odbody (Henry Travers). Clarence shows George all the lives he has touched and how different life in his community of Bedford Falls would be had he never been born. Continue reading
On May 1, 1969, Fred Rogers, host of the then-recently nationally syndicated children’s television series, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, testified before the Senate Committee on Commerce Subcommittee on Communications to defend $20 million in federal funding proposed for the newly formed non-profit Corporation for Public Broadcasting, which was at risk of being reduced to $10 million. Subcommittee chairman, Senator John Pastore (D-RI), unfamiliar with Fred Rogers, is initially abrasive toward him. Over the course of Rogers’ six minutes of testimony, Pastore’s demeanor gradually transitions to one of awe and admiration as Rogers speaks.
Denzel Washington gives a heart-felt speech to college graduates. Continue reading
“Every failed experiment is one step closer to success you’ve got to take risk. I’m sure you have probably heard that before, but I want to talk to you about why that so important- fall forward.” – Denzel Washington Continue reading
A young Black Texan just shredded his city’s police force in a speech SO epic that the cops tried to stop him from finishing. Continue reading
After her controversial tweets about President Donald Trump, Jemele Hill’s life was turned upside down in an instant. Continue reading
Jean Michel Basquiat went from obscurity and poverty to unbelievable wealth and critic acclaim. Continue reading
Malcolm X speaks on his ideologies after his return from his pilgrimage to Mecca and his presentation to the U.N.
Faces of Africa brings you the story of Fela Kuti, one of Africa’s music legends, and his influence on art and politics through music. Continue reading
Shortly after being elected as President of the American Academy of Religion, Prof. Eddie S. Glaude Jr. received a call from his son, who had been harassed by two police officers.