Black excellence was once again on display last night in New York City. And while the cast of Creed II was conspicuously missing its prequel’s writer and director, Ryan Coogler, sequel writer (and Root 100 honoree) Cheo Hodari Coker was on hand, as was sequel director Steven Caple, Jr.
There’s something so powerful about Boots Riley declaring in his debut, Sorry to Bother You, that black people are allowed to be a part of a movie with an alternate reality. This film is set in an alternate present-day Oakland and it follows Cassius Green (Lakeith Stanfield) as he struggles to make something out of…
Starz’s top-rated show Power is set to come back this Sunday, July 1, thrusting us right back where we left off: into shock and mourning.
There’s a particular scene in A Boy. A Girl. A Dream., directed by Qasim Basir (who also directed Mooz-lum), where Cass (Omari Hardwick) has an all-too-familiar run-in with the police. Without going into too much detail, the interaction leaves Cass broken, with only Frida (Meagan Good) there to pick up the pieces. In…
There’s just something about the Starz TV drama Power that sticks to your ribs. It could be the beautiful cast (minus Angela—we hate her). Or the talented cameo stars (rest in peace, Charlie Murphy). Or our collective love of hate-watching little Tariq, who could be the worst son in the history of TV sons.
Loyalty. It’s not something to be bought or sold. In life, one could only wish to find a tribe of loyal people.
She is the wife of one of the biggest stars on the planet, Denzel Washington, and the mother of rising star and verified hunk John David Washington. Now Pauletta Washington is ready to claim her own star.
Let’s cut to the chase: Love, for Ghost (Omari Hardwick) and Angela (Lela Loren) on the hit series Power, is no walk in the park. Forget the fairy tale—this is New York City. And being in love with a separated (i.e., not divorced, but, yeah … it’s coming), reformed hustler is a super-messy situation.
Power is back (well, almost)! The provocative, smart and inherently street series returns July 17, and in honor of season 3, The Root is bringing you exclusive interviews with the cast. Omari Hardwick fans, rejoice.
***Disclaimer: The official name for Caribana is The Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival. Scotiabank doesn’t even have the rights to the name, “Caribana,” but it’s one of those things that just stick. Kind of like how no one in Chicago calls The Willis Tower by its current name, we still say Sears Tower. So… yo mama…