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Blackman Dead

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Mar 22, 2005 | 9:14 PM EST

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This is my second large Flash movie, and second submission to Newgrounds. The animation is based upon the Marlene Nourbese Philip poem "Blackman Dead". I've always been really interested in black history, so this poem really spoke to me. The music is by Sigur Ros, from their album "( )".

**It's a pretty big file and it will probably lag on most computers, so please set your quality to medium or low.

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Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

This Is Powerful

I'm a poet and I write and I liked the piece. It was tight. I like how you did the silhouette for the Black people and the murderous cops. I feel you on that. Me being a Black man myself can relate this flash quite a bit. I did have a few issues with the quality of the sound of the poetry piece. That is why I gave your sound a low score. I understand if you don't have a nice mike yet. I got a much worse one here. I feel you on that but notice on the overall I still gave you a high score because you were amazing in my eyes despite the sound issues. You may notice I gave you a high score off of Interactivity. I gave that because you interacted with my heart, mind, and soul. I dug into my past and could relate to the poetry and imagery. I found connections through remembering my people all their war stories in life and it is almost as if you translated them into this piece of work you have molded her. It's nice to see something so familiar but yet so original. Newgrounds is for the most part a seemingly comedy-filled or gross-out site with just meaningless vulgarity but this is of true artistery about a topic never covered on Newgrounds it seems. I respect you for this. You dug into Black issues and voiced them on a site full of White people. That's mighty brave of you. Keep it up.

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

heart warming

quite the poet


Rated 1 / 5 stars


I may not be able to draw and animate aswell but at least i can make something that doesnt make people want to kill themselves from boredom. ZzZzZzZzzzzzz


Rated 5 / 5 stars


as a black man, i was really effected. great voice acting (although i dont consider jamiacans to be black).


Rated 5 / 5 stars


I completely agree with karatana only I would go to houges...their guns are bigger!!!

ps.breaking news, The kkk can go screw a cow.