The Pestle


Ep 120: “Dope”

October 06, 2020

We pedal through Rick Famuyiwa’s “Dope” and peddle:

  • story & writing, coming of age stories, writing humor, upping the stakes, kick the dog storytelling;
  • and other such stuff and things and stuff.

There are so many people that don’t come in contact with black men. Whether they live in a homogeneous area that’s mostly white or whether they live in places where they don’t have to come in contact with them. So what kind of contact do they have with African-American males? They have the media, and that’s it. – Ryan Coogler

Notes & References:
“I found Ice Cube’s Good Day” – Deducing the exact date of Ice Cube’s “Good Day”
“Wheels 2 Walking” podcast and YouTube channel with Andrew Deitsch
Rachel Morrison’s iMDB page – she’s also shot “Black Panther”, “Fruitvale Station”, and was nominated for an Academy Award for shooting “Mudbound”
One of my favorite quotes: “He that would make his own liberty secure, must guard even his enemy from oppression; for if he violates this duty, he establishes a precedent that will reach to himself.” – Thomas Paine
Rick Famuyiwa – pronounced Fam-uh-yee-wuh(I think)

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This Week’s Recommendations:

Tupac’s “Me Against the World” on Apple Music, Spotify, YouTube Music


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