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In the most provocative Black film since "Roots", Janks Morton presents a searing examination of the role that myths, stereotypes and misperceptions have played in the decimation of modern era Black relationships, and how the symbiotic relationship betwee

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  • Actors: Dr. Alvin F. Poussaint, Dr. Shelby Steele, Dr. John McWhorter
  • Directors: Janks Morton
  • Format: Color, Dolby, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: iYAGO Entertainment Group
  • DVD Release Date: September 23, 2008
  • Run Time: 87 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (75 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000TY14FC
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #58,213 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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4.5 out of 5 stars

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35 of 35 people found the following review helpful By K. Donath on September 14, 2007
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This video boldly confronts what is accepted as fact about today's black man - and demonstrates how much of what we think is true, is myth. Scene after scene shows us what the black community says about it's self and how that just doesn't square with the facts: prison, HIV, inter racial marriage, alimony payments, etc. In one scene, the camera shows us over and over members of the black community saying that there are more black men in prison than in college, when the fact is that for every black man in prison, there are four in college. More importantly, the video deals with the why and that involves following the money, because there are those who are cashing in big by keeping an intellectual status quo, that isn't real. Broad range of experts, footage from civil rights era, music - this video will keep anyone engaged. This is a story that must be told
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23 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Ananda Leeke on July 30, 2007
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The documentary is massively brilliant and bold. It is a gift of truth much needed. Janks Morton and the What Black Men Think collaborators are doing healing and teaching work! May they continue to produce quality and informative healing tools. I highly recommend that folks purchase the DVD copy. I watched it twice and gave it to my father to use in his diversity training work and leadership development mentoring with African American men. I think all fathers and sons should watch this documentary together. I also think that fraternities, men's organizations like the Masons, and other community-based service groups should view it and share it with younger men and boys. ALl families should look at it too.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Gloria Howard on October 26, 2007
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This was the best documentary I've seen on Africian American Men. It confirms what I've always believed. It's something that I can and will show my son and every other young Africian American male I can touch. It dissolves the myths of who black men are and does not marginalize or undervalue them as society has for many, many decades. I loved it, watch every week and have become part of the movement.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Honest Opinion on August 3, 2007
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I was so surprised by how much I enjoyed this film. My wish is for everyone to see it. Does it ever make you wonder what happened to black men after the road was paved by Dr. King and others during the civil rights era? Most black men were very proud, hard working, revered and respected by their families, as well as one another. This film takes a look at black men of the past and black men of the present. It answers some tough questions and explores many issues that black men face today.This movie is presented by very intelligent black men, as well as by a brilliant panel of experts, telling you what black men really think. This film is entertaining, full of thought provoking and surprising information, has a great soundtrack, as well a sense of humor provided by producer/director/narrator, Janks Morton. There is no doubt that it will be enjoyed by all.
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12 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Susan Tyson on August 7, 2007
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WAKE UP! Not since ROOTS, the mini T.V. series of the 70's, has a movie generated so much dialogue within the Black American Community and the internet. "The revolution will not be televised", is an understatement when you see the negative images, cultured misconceptions, and antagonism toward black men inside their own community; including the naive carnage of children exercised by black women. Moreover, this movie illustrates how black people, once with an autonomous vision of the future, became reliant on government programs and broken promises.

Producer/Director Janks Morton narrates how some black organizations and self-appointed leaders profit from the negative data regarding black men; thus, generating government capital to support their organization or programs. Furthermore, Morton explores how the cultured misconception and negative images of black men generates millions of dollars for corporate America in the areas of music, television, and film [Hollywood]. As a result, the negative images are glorified making black male incarceration socially empowering and demeaning black women endearing. Because of this, black women have adopted negative black male stereotypes as the norm creating a civil social distance; to include not wanting to birth black children. Morton acknowledges this behavior earlier in the film by stating, "An Undeclared Civil War has been waged between black men and women".

In short, the movie "What Black Men Think', illustrates how the media, black leadership, and the entertainment industry profit from the negative metaphors about Black American men. The films key points are supported by statistical data and expert commentary from journalist and authors. I heard about this movie on satellite radio and various web sites throughout the summer; it's only a matter of time before this DVD makes national news.
5 - out of 5 Stars......
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Edward J. Gabrielse on January 18, 2008
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This is a compilation of remarks from a number of successful black men who are leading a movement to get the black community into an era of self help. Many are people like Juan Williams (Enough) and Bill Cosby who have already stated a position on this issue. The DVD suggests that many of the problems of blacks have been exagerated by those who have a vested interest in the continueing subjagation of black men. For example, the question is asked, "Are there more black men in jail or in college?" Because of media hype, the general consensus is jail, but in fact not only overall, but by age group segmentation, there are infinitely more in college. That answer does not help some social service agencies, for example who depend on the black male as a client base. While the concept and content is interesting, the production values are a bit mediocre.
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