Dr. Hess Green becomes cursed by a mysterious ancient African artifact and is overwhelmed with a newfound thirst for blood. He however is not a vampire. Soon after his transformation he ... See full summary »
Stephen Tyrone Williams,
After the shooting death of a child hit by a stray bullet, a group of women led by Lysistrata organize against the on-going violence in Chicago's Southside creating a movement that challenges the nature of race, sex and violence in America and around the world.
"Wake up" is a popular tagline used throughout many of Spike Lee's films, including School Daze (1988). Samuel L. Jackson repeats "wake up" at the end of this movie similarly to Laurence Fishburne in School Daze (1988). Jackson and Fishburne appeared in School Daze (1988). See more »
At the end when the peace signing ceremony is being conducted all the parties involved are on one side of the signing table which is in front of them between the seats of the amphitheater with all the visible seats empty. See more »
Lysistrata had them all take a solemn oath: "Stop the murder madness or there will be no more po." That's right, you get none.
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Sit Down For This
Written by Kortney Pollard, Dean McIntosh, and Pete Martin
Published by Mali Music Notes/ 6 Kolbert Drive/Sony/ATV Tunes LLC (ASCAP), Sony/ATV Music Publishing UK Ltd (PRS), and Sony ATV Music Publishing UK Ltd (SAMRO)
Performed by Mali Music
Produced by Pete "Boxsta" Martin
Used courtesy of ByStorm Entertainment/RCA Records, by arrangement with Sony Music Entertainment See more »
While the movie touches on many problems that Chicago faces, in my opinion it misses the most important one: THE WAR on DRUGS. You can blame gun shows, the NRA, lack of education, etc, all you want, but the fact of the matter is and will remain that the violence isn't because of guns...the huge incarceration rate is not because of guns...it all stems back to the war on drugs. Guns don't kill people, violent gangs do and they do it because of the money associated with the black market drug trade.
Violence, gangs and turf wars are the direct result of the drug trade. Drug dealers rule the streets because the economic opportunities are terrible in the inner-city and because so much can be made from the drug trade. Poor youth see more opportunity in that criminal world than in going to school.
So will eliminating the war on drugs solve the problem? Probably not, but it would be a big step and do a lot to take the power away from the gangs and it would keep the police from arresting black males in epidemic rates.
I could go on and on about how terrible the War on Drugs is for the black community but this is simply a review and I wanted to convey my disappointment that this is not brought up as a substantial issue.
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