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The West Coast rapper – best known for his debut album Doggystyle and for smoking weed in public – urged viewers not to support projects in which Black people are mistreated, courtesy of a profanity-laced Instagram video.
NBA star Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors claimed a major victory on Monday evening that secured their spot in the 2016 NBA Finals. Curry, who garnered the NBA’s Most Valuable Player award twice, led his team with 36 points, eight assists, and five rebounds to a 93-86 win. “Steph is gonna Steph,” Warriors center […]
Get into a good groove with a few great shows airing over the holiday weekend.
Nearly forty years after Roots debuted on national television, the History Channel has brought the iconic story back to the forefront of our nation’s consciousness. History’s re-imagining of one of the highest-rated TV shows of all time “will allow new audiences to experience this epic family saga with a new vision that is both inspiring […]
Kiesha Moodie discusses how her organization contributes to education in disadvantaged communities. ROOTS fills in the gaps for parents and students.
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 […]
The bidding war for where the Obama library, museum, and presidential center will be built has come to an end. The library will be built on Chicago’s South Side; an area that President Barack Obama had a major influence on before he entered office. The Chicago-based Barack Obama Foundation is slated to make an official […]
On this day 35 years ago, little did Alex Haley know that his groundbreaking dramatic miniseries, “Roots,” which traced his family’s roots, would garner nine Emmy Awards and 36 nominations. The 12-hour miniseries, which premiered in January 1977 and was spread over eight nights, won Emmys for best limited series, directing, and writing with acting awards going to Louis […]
The 1977 landmark television series “Roots,” which was the dramatization of late author Alex Haley‘s lineage, will be brought to life again by Oprah Winfrey. SEE ALSO: Morgan Freeman’s Top Film Roles In order to honor the show’s 35th anniversary, Oprah will interview Cicely Tyson, Leslie Uggams, LeVar Burton, John Amos, Louis Gossett, Jr., and Ben Vereen (all pictured […]
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