Category Archives: YESTERDAYS BLACK MALE

ADAM CLAYTON POWELL JR.

EPIX new show “Godfather of Harlem” which stars Forrest Whitaker, Giancarlo Esposito and Nigel Thatch tells the story based around the life of Bumpy Johnson and his friendship and business relationships with Malcolm X and Congressman Adam Clayton Powell Jr.

Much is already known about the life and times of both Malcolm X and Bumpy Johnson but not much about one of if not thee greatest Black politician ever. A man of his word and a man who got the job done.

Here’s an informing video from “Black Liberation University” YouTube page that gives a full indeph story of a man who needs more respect than a supporting character cast

THE BANKER

Anthony Mackie & Samuel Jackson star in this Apple tv film about the true story of Bernard Garrett Sr and Joe Morris, two Black men in the late 50s who created a bank and real estate business under the guise of a white man they trained.

An unbelievable story as it takes place in one of the most racist periods in American history.  Facing many challenges their biggest one is when they were found out by the US government.

It’s glad to see more movies showing us historically our economic and political prowess in the states, something that’s all too omitted from the records. Sadly this movie may never see the light of day.

Apple was set to premiere the movie at their festival and release it on its new platform in December but got wind of past sexual allegations against one of the real life characters son who served as a co producer.

The charges comes from Garrett Jr’s sisters. Garrett jr has since stepped down. Whether that info was given to Apple or sought out remains a mystery. Although what happened to those Women is a travesty it would be a shame for their fathers legacy to again be hidden in history not to inspire our youth like so many other stories.

Pic and more info here…….

https://www.slashfilm.com/the-banker-release-date-delayed/

Check out the trailer

 

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