by Jade O. Earle onAugust 8, 2012
The Root Recommends: The new album by the band that fronted Broadway's Fela! It will not disappoint.
April 11, 2011
The Great White Way? Not according to Chris Rock. The actor makes his Broadway debut in the new play The Motherf**ker With the Hat.
by Jenée Desmond-Harris onFebruary 2, 2011
Play promises an irreverent look at racial stereotypes.
by E.R. Shipp onJune 11, 2010
From Fela! to Fences, several productions featuring black performers are nominated for a record number of Tony Awards. But notwithstanding the power of Denzel, most Broadway audiences are overwhelmingly white.
May 10, 2010
Among her many accomplishments, Horne was the first actress of color to sign a long-term contract at a major studio in Hollywood.
by Dr. Todd Boyd onApril 26, 2010
There's a reason why there's never been an adaptation of an August Wilson play at the multiplex. When it comes to the lives of black folks, Hollywood--and the movie-going audience--doesn't do complicated, nuanced or subtle.
April 25, 2010
Score a triple for Denzel Washington and a home run for Viola Davis in the much-hyped--and expensive--production of August Wilson's most famous play.
by Janice C. Simpson onApril 5, 2010
But what do these new race-related productions mean for Stepin Fetchit, skin color and the N-word?
by Martin Johnson onFebruary 17, 2010
The offbeat composer follows his hit musical, “Passing Strange,” with a very personal show.
by Clarence Haynes onSeptember 11, 2009
Spike Lee's film rendering of the Broadway play Passing Strange declares that there is a grand assortment of experiences for black folks—both inside and outside of America.
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