American Promise

American Promise spans 13 years as Joe Brewster and Michèle Stephenson, middle-class African-American parents in Brooklyn, N.Y., turn their cameras on their son, Idris, and his best friend, Seun, who make their way through one of the most prestigious private schools in the country. Chronicling the boys’ divergent paths from kindergarten through high school graduation at Manhattan’s Dalton School, this provocative, intimate documentary presents complicated truths about America’s struggle to come of age on issues of race, class and opportunity. Winner, U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award, 2013 Sundance Film Festival. A co-production of Rada Film Group, ITVS and POV’s Diverse Voices Project, with funding provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB). Part of American Graduate: Let’s Make It Happen, made possible by CPB. Produced in association with American Documentary | POV. A co-presentation with the National Black Programming Consortium.

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It Takes A Nation of Millions to Hold US Back: Crack Planted at Black Business By Police


I really don’t waste much time trying to educate those of US who remain disloyal to OUR STRUGGLE, SURVIVAL and ADVANCEMENT. In 2014, IT STILL TAKES A NATION OF MILLIONS TO HOLD US BACK!

This brother is doing the so-called RIGHT THING by being a legit business owner and what happens to him? The officers of the law attempt to ruin his good name, destroy his business and enslave him illegally. Blessings to The Most High for inspiring OUR BROTHER to protect himself (not with a gun) by using technology…video cameras.

Respect to the Black People of that community and the members of SCLC for letting that community know this ish will not be tolerated.

We’ve been at war and the majority of US don’t even know it.

Freedom is the road seldom traveled by the multitude.

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