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

The Real Meaning Behind Beyonce’s ‘Lemonade’
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The Real Meaning Behind Beyonce’s ‘Lemonade’

Last weekend Beyoncé shook up the world of music when she released 12-song music video “Lemonade” as an HBO Special. Her haunting recitation of Somali-British poet Warsan Shire while dressed to the nines and swinging a bat made fans wonder if the whole thing was meant to punish her rapper husband Jay-Z. However the song lyrics plus videos … Continue reading

Chris Rock Rubs Race in the Academy’s Face at the Oscars
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Chris Rock Rubs Race in the Academy’s Face at the Oscars

Comedian and actor Chris Rock did not heed Jada Pinkett Smith’s boycott, but he certainly did not let the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences off easy for the lack of diversity in its nominations. Less than a minute in, Rock opens “Well I’m here at the Academy Awards otherwise known as the white … Continue reading