Category Archives: Film

Somi’s Brilliant Petite Afrique

  I’ve known of Somi, the magnificent singer and songwriter for about ten years, and for much of that time I thought that her music was a great sound in search of a comparable style or at least repertoire. It’s … Continue reading

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An Interesting Week at The Root

After a slow month, I got back into the groove at The Root with features on food, film and business. On Melba Wilson on Melba’s, her new cookbook, how soul food is the basis for American comfort food and how … Continue reading

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At The Root on Obama at SXSW

He said that coming to SXSW had been a goal of his since he started his campaign in 2007. “My slogan wasn’t Yet I Can, it was Yes We Can.”  http://www.theroot.com/articles/culture/2016/03/obama_at_sxsw_tech_isn_t_just_about_the_next_cool_thing_it_s_about_creating.html

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At The Root on Four Emerging Black Filmmakers

One of the best assignments I’ve had in 2016 so far was from the The Root.  It was a series of profiles of emerging African American filmmakers. I don’t know if it was in response to #oscarsowhite, but it functioned … Continue reading

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Two pieces at The Root on Finding Your Roots

On Episode 1 http://www.theroot.com/articles/history/2016/01/finding_your_roots_returns_to_pbs_with_new_episodes.html And on the searing Episode 3 http://www.theroot.com/articles/culture/2016/01/finding_your_roots_shonda_rhimes_maya_rudolph_and_keenen_ivory_wayans_learn.html

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At The Root on The Documentary, Holler If You Hear Me: Blacks, Gays and the Church

A searing documentary. http://www.theroot.com/articles/culture/2015/11/bet_documentary_explores_the_complexities_of_being_black_and_gay_in_the.html?wpisrc=newsletter_jcr%3Acontent%26 Link to the film itself http://www.bet.com/video/celebrity/2015/holler-if-you-hear-me/holler-if-you-hear-me-black-and-gay-in-the-church-full-doc.html

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Archives: At The Root on the new Black Panthers movie

http://www.theroot.com/articles/culture/2015/09/movie_review_the_black_panthers_vanguard_of_the_revolution.html?wpisrc=topstories

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