WILL SMITH IN T.O. IN SUPPORT OF ANGELA DAVIS DOC
The Smiths were in Toronto for the Toronto International Film Festival. Will was putting his mega star power behind a new political documentary called Free Angela Davis and All Political Prisoners.
The film is about radical activist and retired professor Angela Davis. The film, is one that documents Angela’s efforts to bring about political change in her own right: The documentary chronicles the activism of Angela Davis, and the subsequent implications, which had her charged with attempted kidnapping and murder. It features interviews with Davis, her Lawyers, the FBI agents assigned to the case, and the journalists who covered one of the most volatile trials of the ’60s.
Davis’ imprisonment sparked a worldwide movement for her freedom as a political prisoner, while she was simultaneously being labeled a terrorist. The film wrestles with the meaning of political freedom in a democracy negotiated between the people and its government. Can’t wait to see this Doc! Angela Davis has always been one of my sheroes, and I hope this brings her story to a whole new generation of young women who can be inspired by her.. Kudos to Will and his family for using his star power in support of such a great film..
J-HUD ON FORGIVENESS
On the weekend Oscar-winner Jennifer Hudson appeared on Oprah’s next chapter where she spoke openly about the tragic murders of her family members and revealed that she has forgiven William Balfour for the crime because his tough upbringing left him emotionally damaged..
here’s a clip http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHu4hMb-JBk
If today is your birthday, you share it with the following celebs..
Aroldis Chapman – 24 (Cincinnati Red pitcher who threw a 105 mph fastball in 2010 . . . the fastest pitch ever recorded in Major League Baseball history.)
Ludacris – 35 (Hip Hop star & Actor)
Taraji P. Henson – 42 (Detective Carter on “Person of Interest”. She also played Jaden Smith’s mom in the”Karate Kid” remake.)
Harry Connick, Jr. – 45 (Jazz singer)
Moby – 47 (Electronic music producer)