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    Boondocks episode, “Granddad’s Fight,” written by Aaron McGruder and Rodney Barnes the theme of the episode is that “nigga moments” end badly. Throughout the episode Robert J. Freeman prepares to fight Colonel H. Stinkmeaner, a blind old man, since Stinkmeaner made Robert look like a fool by beating him up in a parking lot. Huey, Robert’s grandson, trains Robert since Huey believes that Stinkmeaner is a blind swordsman, but in the end, Huey realizes he was wrong. However, Huey was too late and was unable to talk his granddad, Robert, out of fighting Stinkmeaner resulting in Stinkmeaner’s death, which leads to the overall theme that “nigga moments” end badly (2005). The overall message McGruder and Barnes are trying to make in this episode is that the African American community needs to stop living up to their stereotypes and realize the way they represent their culture when they perform these actions. Throughout this episode, multiple scenes of the authors’ purpose are shown such as Huey continuously trying to convince his grandfather, Robert, from going along with the fight, but is not able to. Instead, Robert allows his hatred and anger to get the best of him ending in Stinkmeaner’s death. Another example, of McGruder and Barnes providing evidence of this theme is before the last scene of the episode when Huey says, “That’s the difference between private nigga moments and public nigga moments. A private nigga moment shames you. A public nigga moment shames the whole race”…

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    The show still runs on TV at night and is also available on DVD. The series is comedy centered on the life of an African-American family that moved from the harsh and curl city of Chicago into the suburbs. Stereotyping the Freeman family lives as black people who so called advanced in the world by moving up their social status in society. The show has three main charters, Robert Freeman the grandfather of both Huey and Riley Freeman. I strongly feel this show helps to promotes prejudice and…

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    Hopewell is also hopeful and cheerful that the Freeman family would live up to her expectations. Hope made her see negative points in a positive manner. For instance, Mrs. Freeman was extremely nosy but instead of frowning upon this trait, Mrs. Hopewell analyzed that it was the job of this woman to be nosy and know everything. This gave Mrs. Freeman a free hand and in the very name the author has woven in the character’s trait. Mrs. Hopewell immediately trusts the salesman Pointer and accepts…

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    This paper is a review of Jeansonne Glen’s biography “Messiah of the Masses: Huey P. Long and the Great Depression”. Glen doesn’t believe Long to be a saint nor a sinner; however, he does believe Long’s biggest priority wasn’t the people but himself. The author wrote this biography of Long as a young man getting his first start in politics, his campaign for governor, also his impeachment. In the book Messiah of the Masses: Huey P. Long and the Great Depression, the life of Huey Pierce Long is…

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    She won it without the help of Huey Long. He was assassinated in 1935. She opposed Lend Lease, because she feared it could lead to war. She did much to help the grieving relatives of war victims once World War II was declared. In 1944, she lost the Democratic primary for her third term. But she did not retire from politics. She had been named to the Employees Compensation Commission by President Roosevelt, then later to the Employees Compensation Appeals Board. In 1943, she approved and stood…

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    occasions are expected, but the charismatic leader’s natural ability to captivate and mobilize a group of people is extraterrestrial. These leaders manifest over time, drawing in individuals from all walks of life to embark on a cause strictly under the “master's” orders. Charismatic leaders do not fizzle out, they entrench their movement beyond death, continually feeding their followers missions of the future. Paralyzing and feeding a group of people vision, hope, and direction is a charismatic…

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    Voices of Protest: Huey Long, Father Coughlin & The Great Depression by Alan Brinkley is all about the journey of two men during the Great Depression and the overwhelming rise to success. Huey P. Long was a Senator from the swamp state, Louisiana; while Charles E. Coughlin was a Catholic priest from Detroit. The two were from vastly different parts of the country, but they both became two of the most successful leaders in politics during this time period. In all honesty, I did not enjoy this…

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    Willie Bester is a mixed media artist who was born near Cape Town in 1956 and grew up as a mixed race, or coloured person, during the times of Apartheid (“Willie Bester (1956 – ).”). He displayed elements of his artistic abilities during his childhood, and soon grew up to put his negativity about his segregated surroundings into artwork (“Willie Bester (1956 – ).”). One of his most powerful works is titled “Forced Removals”, which showcases the displacement of people due to segregation. The…

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    Huey P. Long, the writer and speaker of the “Every Man a King” speech, was the governor of Louisiana from 1928 to 1932 and a United States Senator from 1932 until 1935 when he was unfortunately assassinated a month after announcing his run for the United States 1936 Presidential Election. When Huey Long made his Every Man a King speech on NBC radio waves in 1934 the United States was enduring the biggest financial crisis in its history after the Wall Street crash in 1929 which caused the Great…

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    Charles Coughlin was a controversial priest and a radio operator during the 1920’s and 1930’s. Coughlin influenced many people and had millions tuning into his weekly shows. He influenced many people and gave them hope. Coughlin was born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada on October 25, 1891 (Father Coughlin). His father, Thomas J. Coughlin, was an Indian born Great Lake seaman. His mother, Amelia Mahoney, was a seamstress. Charles Coughlin was an only child. Coughlin went to Catholic schools,…

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