The story of a bet a wealthy businessman made, as well as a slave ship he financed, and the descendants of the Africans brought to Mobile, Alabama, are the focus of a recently released Netflix documentary, “Descendant.” TF board member Jacqueline Luqman explains why the film is worth viewing in her review.
Popular action undid the United States' 2002 attempted coup against Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez. Twenty years later, the Bolivarian Republic held an international summit commemorating those events, writes Jacqueline Luqman.
Toward Freedom Board Member Jacqueline Luqman recently returned from a trip to Venezuela to take part in commemorations for the 20th anniversary of the defeat of the U.S. coup to oust then-President Hugo Chavez. Back in the United States, Jacqueline interviewed Venezuelan diplomat Carlos Ron on the Black Power Media YouTube channel.
The triumphant and hopeful end scenes in "Ferguson Rises" are a sobering reminder that mere representation without radical or justice-focused politics often replicates the system, writes Jacqueline Luqman.
"Don’t Look Up” uses satire to magnify the outrageous responses of fictional U.S. politicians, media, corporations and the population to a fictional comet that is about to collide with Earth and wipe out all life. But how it is any different than how real-life politicians have failed to address an impending climate catastrophe that can cost us our lives?
Although “The Prison Within” makes a few fleeting mentions of expanding treatment and mitigation programs in the United States to keep traumatized people from going to prison in the first place, restorative justice is presented inside the narrow construct of reforming prisons to make them “better.” That all makes sense when the discussion is not intended to be about replacing prisons with humane and truly restorative systems.