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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.

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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 […]

Get into a good groove with a few great shows airing over the holiday weekend.

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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 […]

Rapper T.I. recently appeared on The View to promote his role in the upcoming remake of Roots, premiering on the History channel on Memorial day.  Of course, the ladies were sure to get T.I.’s opinion on their hot topic of the day, which happened to be Chris Brown’s public parenting moment. The father of seven defended […]

  *TV One will broadcast the original 1977 miniseries “Roots” in primetime later this month. The network’s airings of a remastered and enhanced episodes will…

More big names have signed on to join the cast for the highly anticipated A&E remake of ‘Roots.’ Forest Whitaker, Derek Luke, and Anika Noni Rose join Laurence Fishburne, Malachi Kirby, and Rege-Jean Page among others. Whitaker will play Fiddler who was Kunta Kinte’s mentor, Luke will play Silla Ba Dibba, a military trainer and […]

  British actor Malachi Kirby will step into LeVar Burton’s shoes and play Kunta Kinte in A&E’s reboot of the iconic miniseries ‘Roots.’ The 25-year-old is largely unknown in the U.S., but has snagged roles in ‘Gone Too Far’ and ‘Kilo Two Bravo.’ Kirby is very well known in the U.K., starring in the longrunning […]

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…

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The bidding war for where the Obama library, museum, and presidential center will be built has come to an end. The library will be built…

VIA:  Biography.com (born August 11, 1921, Ithaca, New York, U.S.—died February 10, 1992, Seattle, Washington) American writer whose works of historical fiction and reportage depicted the struggles of African Americans. Although his parents were teachers, Haley was an indifferent student. He began writing to avoid boredom during voyages while serving in the U.S. Coast Guard […]