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In 1977, an unforgettable moment in film and television was created when ABC aired the Roots miniseries. Now in 2015, the remake’s exceptional cast is complete. Although it was an adaptation of the Alex Haley novel Roots: The Saga of An American Family, Roots was not written around fabrications about slavery. The work crafted a […]

Actor Laurence Fishburne will play Alex Haley in A&E Networks’ reboot of Haley’s classic African-American novel Roots, History Channel’s executive vice president and general manager Dirk Hoogstra announced last week. The remake of Haley’s 1976 novel centered around Kunta Kinte, Roots: The Saga of an American Family, and miniseries that followed, will be simulcast on three of […]

Author Alex Haley (pictured), best known for his works “Roots” and “The Autobiography of Malcolm X,” is one of the most-celebrated African-American authors of all time. After achieving success as a military journalist, Haley’s hard work catapulted him to the top of the literary world. Unfortunately, Haley died of a heart attack on this day […]

With the critical and box office of success of “Django Unchained” and “12 Years A Slave,” cable television has officially jumped on the slave movie…