Tru Shares: Mario Van Peebles Documentary “Fair Game?” Airs On TV One

Posted on 01/30/10, in Tru Shares, by Truitt O'Neal

I’m really excited about the TV One debut of Fair Game?. This thought-provoking documentary will air on TV One starting Sunday January 31, 2010 at 7:00pm and will air throughout 2010.

If your interested in purchasing this video log on to www.21cf.org/fairgame.html .

I also represent one of the featured speakers in the documentary Tim’m T. West. West is a spoken word artist, lecturer, and motivational speaker who currently resides in Houston, Texas. If your interested in having Tim’m West speak and or present the documentary at an upcoming event, you can can contact me directly at TruAtRedDirt@gmail.com.

Check out the trailer:

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About Fair Game?
The election of America’s first Black president — Barack Obama — has given many people the impression that the Black man’s struggle for equality or simply the “level playing field” has been achieved. Black men can strive to be anything they choose, and opportunity and the pathway to it has been made free and clear of obstruction. Sounds great, right? However, is it the truth?

Twenty-First Century Foundation (21CF) asks this question and more of a number of prominent Black males from diverse fields in its innovative documentary film, FAIR GAME? Some of the interviewees in the film include Amar’e Stoudemire, Chris Rock, Spike Lee, Dr. Cornel West, Lou Gossett Jr., Hill Harper, Melvin Van Peebles, Tim’m West, and Geoffrey Canada.

Produced in partnership with actor-director Mario Van Peebles (New Jack City, Baadaasss, Panther) and producer Karen Williams, FAIR GAME? is a new tool in the work of 21CF’s Black Men and Boys Initiative (BMB) aimed at shining a national spotlight on the issues affecting this segment of the population.

FAIR GAME? speaks to adults, and enlists Black men to add their voices to the discussion around education, employment, criminal justice, fatherhood and mental health and share their personal stories of success, the setbacks, the preparation, and the sacrifices they made that brought them ultimate success in their fields. It deals with the complexities in the age of Obama and why the ‘Game’ still isn’t fair.

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36 Responses to “Tru Shares: Mario Van Peebles Documentary “Fair Game?” Airs On TV One”


Sonya Pittman
1-31-2010

How do I get a copy of the documentary for my youth group?


Truitt O'Neal
1-31-2010

Sales of FAIR GAME? will commence March 1, 2010. To reserve your copy now, please contact Denise Blake at agame@21cf.org.

Ms. Blake,
I saw the documentary on last night, I truly enjoyed it. I’m a Behavioral Specialist in the Memphis City Schools, I deal with many young men that are looking for answers to what the documentary was speaking on. I would truly appreciate head up on the release of this DVD.

Thanks in advance,

La Tonia Blankenship
Behavioral Specialist
Hamilton Middle School
901.416.7832

I missed the documentary yet I heard that it was awesome and not to be missed, I would like to receive a copy to show at my child’s high school and other community venues.


Truitt O'Neal
2-2-2010

Sales of FAIR GAME? will commence March 1, 2010. To reserve your copy now, please contact Denise Blake at agame@21cf.org


Truitt O'Neal
2-12-2010

Sales of FAIR GAME? will commence March 1, 2010. To reserve your copy now, please contact Denise Blake at agame@21cf.org

Paul Robeson Academy
2701 Fenkell Ave.
Detroit, MI. 48238
Title I Parent Involvement-Chairperson

Having our African American Parent Involvement Day
Thursday, March 4, 2010
Saw the Fair Game? program and must have!
ASAP! I will pay for overnight shipping.

Hope it’s not too costlly
Every parent and child should view, review, discuss and share…turn it into a mini crash course.

Thanks,


ida vanderhall
4-4-2010

i just wanted to ask how many blk kids u think is watching ur program and how come yall not doing more like going to these school face to face that how u push ur point

Would like a copy. How much?

Greetings & Thanks for making this documentary available.
I facilitate a male mentoring group at Howard University.
I’d love to share this documarty with my fellow mentors and students.
I want to order 2 copies

This documentary is the best I’ve seen related to black males in America. I have a 23 year old grandson who is fallen into the conspiracy of white american. I must have a copy to enlighten my grandson, and discuss these problemic issues that affects our young black males in America.
Thanks!


Tawana Williams
4-5-2010

I AM WATCHING THIS DOCUMENTARY NOW, THIS IS AWESOME, I AM GOING TO SHOW MY FAMILY,FRIENDS,AND EVERYBODY I KNOW. HOW DO I OURCHASE THIS DOCUMENTARY? PLEASE TELL ME HOW? THINKS TO THIS DOCUMENTARY I AM GOING TO DO MORE FOR MY COMMUNITY IN DALLAS TEXAS AND HELP BUILD MY COMMUNITY UP. I DO NOT LIVE IN HIGHLY WHITE COMMUNITIES, MY COMMUNITY IS 80% AFRICAN AMERICAN. I AM READY TO FIGHT, AND YES I AM ANGRY WITH A LOT OF HINGS THAT WE ARE NOT DOING. THE FIGHT HAS JUST BEGUN. THE RESPONSIBILITY IS BACK ON US AS A PEOPLE.

I watched this riveting documentary and it was by far the best one I have seen yet. It was thought provoking, it was encouraging, and it was sad. The truth is in our faces. We are a nation on the brink of witnessing the exstinction of the black man. I want my son to see this documentary and to share it with his friends, so that he knows just how blessed he truly is. I am so happy that Mario Van Peebles has produced such a life changing documentary. No child should be without this DVD. Boy or Girl.

I am the chairperson of my local NAACP Youth council. This documentary would be great tool for myself and the other adults who serve with me on this committee. How can I obtain a copy of this on dvd, please ?

Thank you, I truly enjoyed your documentary, immediately following the conclusion I began searching the internet in hopes of obtaining a copy of the documentary, but I was unsuccessful. As a mother of a 15 year old daughter (who wasn’t home to watch), one who works with many young black males on a daily basis and a strong youth development (prepares today’s young people to meet the challenges of adolescence & adulthood, help them to become socially, morally, emotionally, physically,cognitively competent) advocate your documentary would be an excellent tool for me to utilize both personally and professionally. WHERE I PURCHASE A COPY???


E.C.B
5-2-2010

OMG!!! This is Amazing, we (black America) needed this.


EDA_USMC
5-2-2010

How can I obtain a list of cast members?


Your Name DKirk
5-2-2010

How can I get a copy of the documentary for our mens ministry.

LOOKING TO CONTACT THE AGENT FOR MR PEEPLES BUT EVERY SITE WANTS A FEE ANY ADVICE MY EMAIL DROFL2004@SBCGLOBAL.NET TY

Hi my name is Ernest Moore, I am a 21 year old male from Philadelphia. My Aunt saw the your show a couple of weeks ago, and she told me about it, because the things I’m trying to do for the youth in my city, she said it would give me ideas and that it was a great show to watch. I watched the show yesterday at 4pm, and I couldn’t help but cry a little. It was so real and true. I see so much in Philly everyday, and I was like, this is the best show I have ever seen. I’m trying to open a daycare that prepares children for the future. The ages I was starting from was 6-weeks to the age of 12. I believe we need to push our African American youth from the age of 1. We need to prepare them for school and have them on a level to challenge the teachers in the public school system. Alot is unfair in this world, but we need to keep fighting to make things better and equal. I am willing to fight to the end, but it’s going to tak more then a couple people we need to all fight together. I loved your show I want to know how can I order it?


Truitt O'Neal
5-3-2010

Please direct interested parties to http://www.21cf.org/fairgame.html for more information and to purchase the film online.


Truitt O'Neal
5-3-2010

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Truitt O'Neal
5-3-2010

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Truitt O'Neal
5-3-2010

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Truitt O'Neal
5-3-2010

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Truitt O'Neal
5-3-2010

Please direct interested parties to http://www.21cf.org/fairgame.html for more information and to purchase the film online.1

I just finished viewing “Fair Game?” Mr. Mario Van Peebles,as a wife and mother of 3 adult sons and the grandmother of one grandson and grandaughter Ihumbly thank you. Young black males, especially, must be valued by us all. We must continue to help and encourage all our treasured children here in Detroit, MI and beyond.
I was able to purchase the DVD to be shared with my family and others.
Continued Peace and Blessings to you and yours


Your Name Catalina
1-11-2011

I would like to get a copy of this for my church youth group I saw it January 10,2011 this was good. Please let me know where I can purchase a copy.


Truitt O'Neal
1-12-2011

Good Morning!

Please direct interested parties to http://www.21cf.org/fairgame.html for more information and to purchase the film online.1


Patricia Wiggisn
2-14-2011

Is the DVD still available for sale? If so how much and how do I acquire it.

I am very proud of your documentary, and , telling it like it truly is. I , just emailed BET.COM. to ask them just why they couldn’t air this problem. What they could do to help is air more truth about helping our people, instead of airing all of the dance awards shows . Those showing we are very uneducated and just trying to get over. Most black people don’t know that the DEATH of Emmitt Till, was the birth of the BLACK movement in America. Let’s teach our kids the true history of Black People. And , not about the videos with all the GOLD and CHAINS and disgracing are beautiful BLACK women. The documentary FAIR GAME by Mario Van Peoples and the true Story about Emmitt Till, the first bombing in the United States, the Night Tulsa Burned, 1921. This is not to incite riot, but, let our Black Kids know and understand , that, we are a people with a lot of challanges, and we CAN do a lot better, with , effort and pulling your fellow Brother and Sister up the ladder of success.


Your Name
8-28-2011

This movie is AWESOME! It needs to be shown as much as possible, especially on BET and other networks like it since a lot of of our youth watch these networks. WE CAN AND WE WILL OVERCOME!


Your Name Gary
9-4-2011

How can i get a copy of fair game for the youth in my community

I’d like to request a copy of the Fair Game Documentary. Who should I contact? How much is it? How soon can I get it? I work with a Pastor who would love to show the video to the Mens Ministry sooner rather than later. Please contact me with a response as soon as possible.

I would like to purchase a copy of Bring Your “A”Game, directed by Mario Van Pebbles. I cannot find it anywhere, please email with that information ASAP.

I work in an alternative high school where the dropout rate is extremely high. I will like to get a free copy of the video, Bring You A game. I believe that it is a powerful tool to generate meaningful discussion with young man. Thank you

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