Legendary actor Louis Gossett Jr. talks to the Tom Joyner Morning Show about the DVD release of the original Roots and weighs in on the controversy around the remake. On Snoop Dogg’s reaction to the remake of Roots: “He’s got his money and he’s come a long way and I’m proud of him. But we need […]
Chicken George and his loved ones have finally gotten the freedom that Kunta Kinte fought for in Part 4 of Roots. Attitudes towards Black people are not much different across the sea in England. George is still a slave and is still not seen as a person. His master It took more than 20 years, […]
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.
Roland Martin talks about Snoop Dogg‘s boycott on the Will Packer produced remake of Roots. “Slavery happened. Slavery is real and too many Americans want to deny what happened in this country. Snoop Dogg says they shouldn’t be making these kinds of movies. I went on IMDB and Snoop has 85 television and movie credits. You […]
Giving up has never been in Kunta Kinte’s blood, and it seems his daughter has taken on his fighting spirit in Part 2 of Roots. It’s been 10 years since we last saw Kunta, and in that time he was always looking for a way to run away from his plantation. He may have been […]
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 […]
The remake of Roots is giving us a richer look at Alex Haley’s family tree, and tonight was just the first chapter. Off top, the story seems a little fuller–more rounded out. This isn’t to say that the original Roots was somehow lacking, but Will Packer revealed to The Black Girl Nerds podcast that producers […]
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 […]
In 1976 author Alex Haley, who also wrote The Autobiography of Malcolm X released his book Roots, partially based on his journey to discover his…
Big ups! To one of the screens all-time greats, Cicely Tyson, best known for her leading roles in ‘The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittamn’ and ‘Roots, was nominated for an academy Award for ‘Sounder.’ In 2013, she won a Tony Award for the Broadway revival of ‘The Trip to Bountiful.’ Cicely is among the six […]
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…