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 Desiree Hunter onOctober 16, 2012
The Root talked to several stars at an L.A. screening of Tyler Perry's new movie, which opens on Friday.
by Jenée Desmond-Harris onJuly 5, 2012
Today's link roundup: Morgan Freeman says, "Barack had a mama, and she was white." Plus: More black bone-marrow donors needed.
by Jenée Desmond-Harris onApril 13, 2012
The actor says that rumors about the relationship are totally fabricated.
February 23, 2012
Take a look back at previous black nominees who’ve won.
by Genetta M. Adams onJanuary 16, 2012
It was a good night for Octavia Spencer and Morgan Freeman -- but a bad one for Eddie Murphy.
by Akoto Ofori-Atta onNovember 16, 2011
Denzel Washington is the latest victim of the social network's rumor mill.
by Erin E. Evans onOctober 21, 2011
Forty years after the classic kids' show premiered on PBS, we check in on some cast members.
August 17, 2011
From Blogging the Beltway: You may be surprised by who did -- and who did not.
April 14, 2011
Morgan Freeman narrates a new documentary about two women who raise orphaned wild animals so they don't become extinct.
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- Axel F, D.C.’s classic soul party, to return to the Howard Theatre
- Why I chose to attend a historically black college- as a white person
- Historically black colleges are seeing an increase in white students
- Doing away with food deserts in the District
- State of Equality and Justice in America: The Presumption of Guilt
- Life Coach Helps Entrepreneurs Take Their Businesses To Next Level
- Michael Clarke Duncan’s Grave Desecrated By Racists, Family Says
- Commerce Department Announce $6.3 Million Minority Business Grant Competition
- Chief Keef Threatens To ‘Slap The Sh*t’ Out Of Katy Perry
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