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"Black Power Mixtape" Rough Trade East In-Store Screening; Plus Q&A With Darcus Howe (Friday, January 20th @ 6:30PM)

by Emmanuel Akitobi
January 11, 2012 9:53 AM
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The film has already been released on DVD, but if you're in London and want to see The Black Power Mixtape: 1967 - 1975 on the big screen, you still can.  And as an added bonus, you'll also get to be present for a Q&A session with activist and writer Darcus Howe, who garnered international attention during the summer riots of 2011 after clashing with a BBC news presenter.

If you haven't already, read more about The Black Power Mixtape HERE.

The Bajan Reporter Darcus Howe

"I have never taken part in a single riot. I've been on demonstrations that ended up in a conflict.  Have some respect for an old West Indian negro and stop accusing me of being a rioter because you wanted for me to get abusive. You just sound idiotic — have some respect."

That was Darcus Howe's response to BBC News 24 anchor Fiona Armstrong asking, “You are not a stranger to riots yourself I understand, are you? You have taken part in them yourself?”

The BBC issued an apology to Howe soon after.  Come out to Rough Trade East on Friday, January 20 @ 6:30PM, to hear what he has to say about that, and about the Black Power Mixtape.

The event is FREE.

Rough Trade East
'Dray Walk'
Old Truman Brewery
91 Brick Lane
E1 6QL
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