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George Lucas, creator of “Star Wars” and “Indiana Jones,” has funded and produced a film telling the story of the Tuskegee Airmen who entered into battle in 1943. Lucas says he has been waiting to make this film for over 20 years not because of money or interest, but for the technology to highlight the true skill of these brilliant pilots. He also has spoke on the difficulty in making a film that is seen as “All Black”.
Studios didn’t want to put up the $35million or so to cover print and ads for the movie, because they say these films don’t make money…which is true. This all together was $90-100 million dollar film. “I plan to prove that Black can mean Green…” says Lucas.
I plan to support it and take some young folks with me. My wife is a teacher and had her school sponsor a trip for 70 students to go see the film as apart of their curriculum. The 1995 “Tuskegee Airman” film was great as well, so to be able to see this with the money behind it should be a treat. There are some familiar names in the film as well as some fresh faces:
The leading star is Cuba Gooding Jr, who also stared in the 1995 film Tuskegee Airmen with Laurence Fishbone about the same group of black fighter pilots.
The cast also includes Terrence Howard the actor, singer, and rapper who had his film break in “Mister Holland’s Opus” starring along side Richard Dreyfuss and the iconic Olympia Dukakis.
Bryan Cranston who is best known for his role in the T.V. smash hit Malcolm in the Middle.
A side note: whilst at college for a part-time job Bryan became a ordained minister.
Other actors include Nate Parker who played Henry Lowe in “Great Debaters” directed be Denzel Washington. Also signed up are David Oyelowo, Tristan Wilds, Aml Ameen, and Cliff Smith (aka Method Man).
"23 years. We finished it, financed it myself, and I figured, you know, I could get prints and ads paid for by the studios, and that they would release it. I showed it to all of them and they said ‘No. We don’t know how to market a movie like this.’ …It’s because it’s an all-black movie. There’s no major white roles in it at all. It’s one of the first all-black action pictures ever made."
Red Tailsexecutive producer GEORGE LUCAS, on why it took more than two decades for his latest film to hit movie theatres, on The Daily Show.
BLACK WALL STREET is not a record label started by The Game.
Black Wall Street was the most prosperous black community in America during the 1920’s located in Tulsa, Oklahoma. It was known as “Little Africa” or “Black Beverly Hills”, a prime example of racial nationalism. To put into perspective of how money flowed in Black Wall Street, a dollar took 365 DAYS to leave the community, now a dollar leaves an African American Community every 15 MINUTES. The community had hundreds of businesses all negro owned and their motto was “To educate every child”.
June 1, 1921 white supremacists bombed BLACK WALL STREET and killed over 3000 people and destroyed over 600 businesses. 21 churches, 21 restaurants, 30 grocery stores, a hospital, bank, post office, and most schools were destroyed. The dead were buried in unmarked graves. It wasn’t till 1997 that Oklahoma decided to pass the “1921 Race Riot Reconciliation Act” which provided decedents of that area a free college education.