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Oakland International Film Festival Call & Straight Outta Compton
8/17/2015
Oakland International Film Festival David Roach puts a call out for entries for the OIFF, April 5-9, 2016 with news of "Straight Outta Compton." The musical journey of N.W.A. caused culture shock and culture shift and the film documents the highs and lows of young Black men struggling to survive and prosper as they faced police oppression and more. See how the lives of Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, Easy E. in the 1980's and others parallel those of youth today as they cry out #blacklivesmatter.

Dr. Dre, Ice Cube "Straight Outta Compton" & How NFL Hall of Famers Brown & Bettis Got Their Numbers, & 49er's Bryant Young's Advice to Youth
8/17/2015
San Francisco Filmmaker, Jacquie Taliaferro talks "Straight Outta Compton" and gives a special highlight into the lives of recent NFL Hall of Famers Brown and Bettis weeks before the unveiling of their busts in Canton, Ohio. 49er Great Bryant Young has timeless advice for youth.

Fight in Fillmore-Harlem of the West, "Straight Outta Compton" in Theaters & "Cops and Robbers"
8/17/2015
From the "Fight in San Francisco's Fillmore" for affordable housing, to anthems of rage in "Straight Outta Compton" to life imitating art in Jinho "The Piper" Ferreira's "Cops and Robbers," the message is the same: "Stop the Violence" politically, physically and economically.

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