2000

A SPIKE LEE JOINT: BAMBOOZLED (2000) -WATCH FULL LENGTH FILM

Bamboozled is a 2000 satirical film written and directed by Spike Lee about a modern televised minstrel show featuring black actors donning blackface makeup and the violent fall-out from the show’s success. The film was given a limited release by New Line Cinema during the fall of 2000, and was released on DVD the following year. Starring Damon Wayans, Jada Pinkett Smith, Paul Mooney, Mos Def, Canibus, The Roots, Savion Glover and Tommy Davidson.  WARNING: Extreme profanity. [Thanks Lorna] Black British folk []

UK NEWS: ENVOY ROLE FROM DAMILOLA TAYLOR’S FATHER

Via BBC News The father of Damilola Taylor – the schoolboy murdered in south London in 2000 – is to be Labour’s special envoy on youth violence and knife crime. Richard Taylor has been campaigning against the carrying of knives since his son, 10, was killed as he returned home to Peckham after a day at school. He will liaise with other families who lost relatives in similar circumstances and try to alter teenagers’ attitudes. Prime Minister Gordon Brown said Mr Taylor []