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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 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 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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The Four Oh Project: Joni Mitchell’s The Hissing of Summer Lawns

In 1975, I was 15 and while much of that year was unique to my experience and location, I did one thing that a lot of 15 year olds did during the ’70s: I wore out copies of vinyl records … 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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