Otta Benga, Formerly Enslaved
The Epitome of a Nubian Knight

Otta Benga, Formerly Enslaved<br>The Epitome of a Nubian Knight

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"Whenever I use BLACK it relates to some history of Africans in that particular place. It’s the idea of the color BLACK as a metaphor, or as a representation of African-Americans. It’s the notion of BLACK- BLACKNESS - and all its other meanings in relation to the history of race..."

- Fred Wilson

"Most of my fortitude to continue doing the work comes from the moral outrage I feel about the injustices that Black people endure disproportionately daily."

- N. Abdul-Wakil

"In the end, what matters is not skin shade but pan-African consciousness. Loving your complexion, your nose, lips, hair length and texture, no matter what the politics or trends decide, and simply be. That's the problem with us (African folks). We're still learning how to love ourselves. So used to glorifying others and putting others first..."

- Dredlocks Tree

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Monday, January 18, 2010

"Let's Stay Together" - An Indepednent Film
Spending 2 Days Behind-The Scenes With ME (ROD)

Hey FAM,

Just wanted to share some behind-the-scene pics of a film shoot I've been working on the past year called Let's Stay Together by independent film filmmaker (writer/producer/editor/director) Joshua Bee Alafia.

JB (as I call him) and I met a little over a year at a Thelma Hull Performing Arts Center (THPAC) dance theater event through my friend Alex Smith who's the executive chairman of THPAC. JB was a videographer for the dance event and we traded business cards and then a short time later he gave me a call and we've been working together ever since on his film project and other film/commercial projects.

So, I wanted to share these pics with family and friends. I hardly ever have pics of myself as I'm mostly behind my own camera and friends complain I'm hardly in any pics at events.

Also it's about putting out into the universe what I like doing...

1st Interior Location (Brooklyn), Sunday, December 20th, 2009:
ME Chillin' With The Boom and Mic

As I wait For The Next Scene Set-up.
The Basement We Were In Was Little Chilly.

1st Interior Location (Brooklyn), Sunday, December 20th, 2009:
ME ad Actor Lamont Having a Light Laughter Moment.
We Both Admire Actor/Martial Artist Jim Kelly
From Back In Da Day

2nd Interior Location (Harlem), Sunday, December 20th, 2009:
Writer/Director Joshua Bee Alafia (left) Directing A Scene
And ME Miking It

All the following pics are another day's shoot of Let's Stay Together on Thursday, January 14th, 2010 in Brooklyn, New York.

Setting Up The Spiritual Consul Scene (1)

Setting Up The Spiritual Consul Scene (2)

ME Takin A Break Inbetween The Intimate Bedroom Scene.
I Wasn't Feeling Good That Day So I Was Resting As Best I Could!

In This Scene We Were Shooting A POV (Point-of-View) Shot
Of Director Joshua Bee Alafia's Character Parker

ME Get Ready To Mic A Scene

ME (Left) and Malik (Right) Setting A Scene Up

ME and Malik Chillin Inbetween Scene Set-ups

Pictured Left To Right:
Actor Tanda, ME (ROD), Writer /Director Joshua Bee Alafia,
and Artist Malik

Smile For The Camera As We Shoot A Hallway Scene

This Was An Unexpected Picture (My Eyes Wide, LOL!)
Taken Of Me As I Looked At Amma
(Our Photographer).
I Usually Don't Like Too Many Pics Of Myself,
But This Was Actually A Qool Pic.


Cast and Crew Pic (Pictured Left To Right):
Joshua, Malik, Tanda and ME (BIG ROD)

Cast and Crew Pic (Pictured Left To Right):
Our Resident Photographer Amma Jelani,
Joshua, Tanda and ME (BIG ROD)

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