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Kwanzaa

On 50 Years of Kwanzaa: Why the Journey Continues

The 50th anniversary of the Pan-African holiday, Kwanzaa, of necessity brings added focus and emphasis…

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The History of Box Braids

Do you remember when syndicated radio host Don Imus referred to the Rutgers women’s basketball…

roots A&E remake L-R: Fiddler (Forest Whitaker) and Kunta Kinte (Malachi Kirby)- Night 1 Photo by  Copyright 2016

Films About Slavery Are Important, Even If You’re Tired of Them

History Channel’s Roots reboot premiered this week, and despite its critical acclaim and high ratings, I must…

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Snoop Can’t Criticize ‘Roots’ When He’s Serving Poisoned Kool-Aid Too

When a person or a group wholly accepts a viewpoint without thinking about it critically,…

‘Roots’ Remake Strong for Kids, But Tells Brutal Truths

The Memorial Day airing of the History Channel’s reimagined slavery epic Roots ain’t your mama’s Roots from back…

[Video] ‘Roots’ Star Emayatzy Corinealdi Talks Reboot

Like so many of us, you likely fell in love with Emayatzy Corinealdi in Ava…

‘Roots’ Remake Releases First Trailer! [WATCH]

The History channel premieres Roots on Memorial Day 2016, airing over four consecutive nights at…

Lou Gossett Jr

Louis Gossett Jr. Reflects on His ‘Roots’ [INTERVIEW]

His most celebrated role, in the seminal miniseries Roots, was that of the wise Fiddler.…

LeVar Burton calls Tarantino’s ‘Roots’-'Django’ comparison ‘bullsh*t’

LeVar Burton Calls Bullsh*t on Quentin Tarantino

LeVar Burton has a genteel persona thanks to his iconic role on Star Trek: The…

Star Trek actor Levar Burton played Kunta Kinte in Roots

Roots Remake Coming Soon

A remake of the groundbreaking 1970's miniseries Roots, about several generations of a slave family,…