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Published On: Thu, Oct 16th, 2014

‘Bleaching Black Culture’ documentary exposes America prejudices, coming in October

Moguldom Studios is set to release their latest buzz-worthy documentary, Bleaching Black Culture, a film that delves into mainstream America’s fascination and ultimately appropriation of Black Culture.  From Elvis to Miley Cyrus, and Iggy Azelea to J.Lo, Black Culture has been co-opted without significant recognition and payment given to the African American community.  This film asks the question, if the African American community is the cultural architect, why are we still outside of the building begging to get in?

Link to view the trailer:

http://moguldomstudios.com/films/bleachingblackculture/

In Bleaching Black Culture, Moguldom Studios examines how African Americans have played an integral role in molding American culture from the birth of jazz to the evolution of hip hop; the advents of urban trends to transformative advances in technology.  Unfortunately, we tend to not be the beneficiaries of our own innovation.  The imprint of cultural theft has a long legacy, and this power of influence in music, sports, fashion and art translates into millions of dollars for our country.  Cultural branding has not only helped to exploit the hip­hop community along with other forms of black art, but it’s managed to monetize off of black marginalization.  Can we take ownership of our cultural influence and convert our buying power into economic capital? Or, with the appropriation of black culture becoming more and more exploitive and lucrative, is admiration the new bastardization?

The film will be available for purchase on DVD as well as digital download on iTunes, GooglePlay, Amazon.com and MoguldomStudios.com on October 21, 2014.

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  1. Todd Williams says:

    If we keep trying to align Elvis with the Miley Cyrus’s and Iggy Azalea’s of the world we’re always going to be swimming in murky Waters of Truth with regards to this topic.
    Elvis was raised from childhood around gospel music and then the Blues. He literally during one part of his childhood in Tupelo lived within the black community.
    Many of the black folks from Tupelo back then have already given interviews that Elvis came by his black musical influences honest, and that he was an integrative spirited young man that spent many carefree days with black kids and their families within their neighborhood.

    This is important to understand because most of the white purveyors of black music did not come from the same honest background that Elvis did.

    James Brown, Little Richard, BB King and many others knew this about Elvis… and it is exactly why great artists such as themselves and many others defended Elvis over the years as a “legitimate artist” and “a man of integrity”.

    And I would highly recommend that people in this day and age that have your points regarding this topic do better research. Perhaps start with BB King’s autobiography as well as James Brown’s autobiography where they both made it clear that they did not see Elvis as some appropriator or thief of black music.
    If anything they saw him as a help and ambassador to black artists.
    And there were many other blues and soul artists from that era that said the same about Elvis.

    He took a lot of hate from racist mainstream White America because he was not afraid to show their children that black was beautiful.

    If we keep trying to play ignorant of these facts and reducing what Elvis was about, or what he was up against and the anti-establishment he had to deal with, and comparing it to White artists that came AFTER him, then all we’re really doing is living a lie.

    Not to mention it’s a disrespect to BB King and James Brown and the others that tried to tell people over the years to knock off the disrespect to Elvis.

    There’s a whole lot of white folks to blame over the years, but Elvis was not the one.

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