Bring Your A Game

Categories: Arts and Culture, Music, Shorts
22min | 2009
To generate a national conversation on the plight of Black men and boys, the Twenty-First Century Foundation (21CF) has partnered with actor-director Mario Van Peebles and producer Karen Williams to create Bring Your A Game - a groundbreaking documentary film that, in Van Peebles' words, "sheds light on the resilience and influence of Black males." BRING YOUR A GAME is a film that will use screenings accompanied by community discussions as a catalyst to transform the lives of urban youth. Using a cinematic style influenced by popular culture and employing innovative technologies, the film details strategies that have improved the lives of Black men and boys. It underscores how essential educational achievement and high school graduation are to survival and success in today's world.

Interviewees include such Black male icons as Richard "Dick" Parsons, Chris Rock, Spike Lee, Dr. Cornel West, Ice Cube, Newark, New Jersey Mayor Cory Booker, Sean "Diddy" Combs, Russell Simmons, Kevin Liles, Lou Gossett Jr., Lupe Fiasco, Hill Harper, Damon Dash, Kevin Powell, Melvin Van Peebles, Geoffrey Canada, Bruce Gordon and former NBA star Alan Houston, among others.

To learn more about the Twenty-First Century Foundation, please visit: http://www.21cf.org/agame

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Topics: Black, Men, Boys, Opportunity, Race, Rap, Education, NBA, Hip Hop, White, Black History, Faith, Success, Student, Celebrities, Prison, Jail, Sean Combs
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Cornell Glass
Cornell Glass
November 12, 2014
A+
Lorenzo Marshall
Lorenzo Marshall
October 31, 2014
A
A very nice, short and concise view of the plight of young black men or anyone that's been misguided by societal imagery . EDUCATION, READING, take it serious!!!!
SuperHero
SuperHero
February 22, 2014
A
Stephanie Sharis
Stephanie Sharis
February 12, 2014
A
Pamela G
Pamela G
December 16, 2013
Heartrending - but enlightening. Well worth watching.
Charlotte McDaniel
Charlotte McDaniel
December 8, 2013
B
It could have been a little loner, to give the viewer a in depth look at why he went back to prison
Johnny Kirk
Johnny Kirk
November 13, 2013
A+
Bilal S. Akram
Bilal S. Akram
November 8, 2013
A
Terence
Terence
October 16, 2013
A
Courtney Porter
Courtney Porter
October 8, 2013
C-