Aging and emerging activists are flocking to Black Power Mixtape, and
the very title of this documentary about the halcyon days of struggle
with commentary from contemporary rappers and musicians encapsulates the
appeal. There are many astonishing things about this one hour and forty minutes
of American history from 1967 to 1975, not the least of which that it
comes from archival footage shot by Swedish filmmakers hoping to provide
a portrait of the country during this dramatic period.
According to a report by the U.S. Bureau of the Census, by the year 2050
the U.S. population age 65 or older will grow more than 148% from 2000
levels. Because of this growing trend--the aging of America--millions of
people will find themselves taking care of an elderly parent. This responsibility takes planning--physically, financially and emotionally. But being prepared can make matters easier.