Tag Archives: African American

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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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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The Wilbon Mess

                The only thing worse than getting piss in your face is getting piss in your face when you don’t expect it.  That happened to me last week when veteran ESPN and Washington Post columnist Michael Wilbon wrote a column … 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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Two stories at The Root on The Color Purple

Preview http://www.theroot.com/articles/culture/2015/12/broadway_revival_brings_a_different_shade_to_the_color_purple.html Review http://www.theroot.com/articles/culture/2015/12/jennifer_hudson_danielle_brooks_cynthia_erivo_alice_walker_the_color_purple.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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