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The Do Over: Holiday Edition

Is 56 the new 26?  It seems that way for me as my current professional and existential quandaries mirror the ones I faced 30 years ago.  These posts are a series of ponderings trying parse the difference between now and … Continue reading

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Dear White People…

Dear White People, I’m almost 56 and half years old or to put it another way I’ve been on the planet for 677 months or 2934 weeks.  And for each and every unit of those times, I’ve been Black or … Continue reading

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At The Root on Roots

I watched a lot of TV last week. http://www.theroot.com/articles/culture/2016/05/tv-review-did-we-really-need-a-roots-remake-no-but/

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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 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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At The Root on Tango Negro: The African Roots of Tango

It’s undeniable and it’s the subject of a new documentary. http://www.theroot.com/articles/culture/2015/08/tango_negro_a_new_film_exposes_the_truth_about_tango_s_african_roots.html

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Cinema: Ted

When I told friends that I was eager to see the movie Ted this week, they responded with puzzled looks.  “You mean the movie about the talking teddy bear,” they usually asked with their expressions looking as if they were … Continue reading

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