“Hidden Colors II” viewing marathon planned locally

By Taki S. Raton

A marathon showing of the DVD “Hidden Colors II – The Triumph of Melanin” is planned for Wed., Jan. 23, 2013 at five area locations beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Viewing venues include the African American Women’s Center at 3020 West Vliet Street; Coffee Makes U Black, 2303 North Teutonia Avenue; Milwaukee Brotherhood of Firefighters, 7717 West Good Hope Avenue, and the Wisconsin Black Historical Society at 2620 West Center Street, and Club Timbuktu, 520 East Center Street.

This January showing is patterned after last year’s “Hidden Colors I – The Untold History of People of Aboriginal, Moor, and African Descent” viewing on Feb. 15, 2012 at four of these centers. Club Timbuktu was recently added this year. Over 300 Milwaukeeans joined the viewing in 2012 at the then resepective four locations.

“Hidden II” vividly explores such topics rarely discussed openly such as the origins of the ancient Olmecs and Mayans, the cultural, spiritual and medical warfare against peoples of color, how thriving Black economic communities were undermined in America, the truth about the prison industrial complex, and the untold American history.

Released in December, 2012, “Hidden II” features such presenters as author Dr. Claud Anderson, ancient Kemetic (Egyptian) scholar Tony Browder, Dr. Booker T. Coleman, Dr. Umar A. Johnson, KRS-One, “The New Jim Crow” author Michelle Alexander, “Hidden II” director Tariq Nasheed, professor James Small, researcher and early global Black presence scholar Runoko Rashidi, and Dr. Phil Valentine.

“Hidden II” presenter Rashidi is scheduled for a Milwaukee visit and presentation on Wednesday, February 6. Plans are additionally being reviewed for a panel discussion detailing key points in the 2 hour, 30 minute film.

Information will be available at the marathon showing venues detailing the speaking time and location of the Rashidi engagement and finalized arrangements for the panel discussion.

For any additional information on the Milwaukee “Hidden Colors II” marathon showing, please contact Oshi Adelabu at (414) 324-5796 or this writer at: blydendelany@yahoo.com.