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Summer Summer Summertime

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Summer Summer Summertime  (for B-Movies...because you’ve seen everything else) Ahhh…summer! The Sand! The Surf! The Sun! The July 4th fireworks spectacle!  Or in reality, none of that while we  stew inside suffering through the same stupid shit on Netflix. As we continue into the Covid-19 apocalypse I’ve run out of stuff to watch. Until now. While I’m safely hidden in  TheArchive ’s Top (Pop) Secret (thank you to our popcorn sponsor) bunker (totally not a broom closet), I’m going to share some B-Movie Summer fun from the dark corners of…not the broom closet! Or Roomba closet! (Thank you Roomba) How great is this image?!? So grab your sunscreen (can you get a sunburn from your iPhone?), stay six feet away from the TV, (can I give the virus to the actors in the movies? Some of them deserve it!), and enjoy a vision of days gone by…. I haven’t felt the sun on my skin in three months... Our first movie from  TheArchiv

Juneteenth and an American Hero.

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Commemorating an American Hero. Frederick Douglass said this of Harriet Tubman: "The midnight sky and the silent stars have been the witnesses of your devotion to freedom and of your heroism…I know of no one who has willingly encountered more perils and hardships to serve our enslaved people than you have."   This Juneteenth we thought it only fitting to spotlight a story about an incredible American hero who changed the world.  TheArchive  proudly presents  A Woman Called Moses , a miniseries honoring the life of Harriett Tubman who summoned the strength and indomitable will to defy and overcome a tyrannous system. Debuting in 1978... A Woman Called Moses  was produced as a television miniseries and based on the life of Harriet Tubman, the escaped slave who organized the infamous Underground Railroad, ultimately leading scores from enslavement to freedom. Emmy, Tony, and Oscar-Winning Cicely Tyson

Black Lives Matter: Has the Story Changed?

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Has the story changed?   “Officers of the New York City Police Department, your hands are dripping with blood.” An all too familiar line shot across the courthouse steps during Kevin Hooks' seminal 1992 film featuring Cuba Gooding Jr., Carla Gugino, and the late Broadway star Curtis McClain.   George Floyd. Breonna Taylor. Ahmaud Arbery. Eric Garner. Edmund Perry.   The story hasn’t changed.    While  Murder Without Motive  is nearly 20 years old and was released in 1992, the year of the, L.A. Riots, it seems this story is all too familiar.   In the summer of 1985, Edmund Perry, a 17-year-old Harlem resident and honor student, bound for Stanford University in the Fall, was gunned down by a plainclothes police officer.   The death of George Floyd, like the death of so many at the hands of police officers, has again sparked nationwide protests and demonstrations, devolving into a storm of vitriol, hate, confusion, and ultimately violence and destruction.   Ge