by E.R. Shipp onOctober 22, 2010
To some, Driving Miss Daisy, the movie, was an affirmation of black stereotypes. But Hoke, the chauffeur played by Morgan Freeman and now by James Earl Jones on Broadway, represents a generation of black men who worked hard so their children and grandchildren wouldn't have to.
by Jenée Desmond-Harris onDecember 8, 2011
The actor says she gave him his "first need for independent thinking."
June 9, 2011
Over the years, "the Great White Way" has awarded Tonys to some 70 African Americans, from George C. Wolfe to August Wilson to the latest, Nikki James. Here, a look at some of the actors who've taken home the trophy.
by Harriette Cole onOctober 21, 2010
The Root talks to the legendary actor about his new role in the Broadway adaptation of Driving Miss Daisy.
by Les Payne onJune 28, 2010
Yes, James Earl Jones deserved his Tony for his role in Fences. But 23 years later, Washington brings a nuance and a subtlety to the role of Troy Maxson that we’ve never seen before.
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 12, 2009
President Obama and First Lady host a poetry jam at the White House. Will the press be good for poetry?
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