History Channel’s ‘Roots’ Paints Picture of Rich African Culture Spoiled by Slavery
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History Channel’s ‘Roots’ Paints Picture of Rich African Culture Spoiled by Slavery

  The Monday night premier of History Channel’s “Roots” Part One gave African Americans several generations removed from their cultural traditions a look at a dynamic African heritage before it is viciously ripped away in its ultra-violent, 21st century portrayal of slavery. The network gave viewers an audio-visual glimpse of a splendid home culture through … Continue reading

New Series ‘Heartbeat,’ a Drama Worthy of Women’s History Month?
Drama / television

New Series ‘Heartbeat,’ a Drama Worthy of Women’s History Month?

March is supposed to be the month to celebrate the stories of female trail blazers. On the surface, NBC’s “Heartbeat” presents women with a modern-day inspirational story of girl power –a  fearless female surgeon pushing her way to the top of a male-dominated field while still having a life. But its formulaic heroine who’s tough enough to … Continue reading