‘Showing Roots’ Starring Harlem’s Cicely Tyson

350px-cicely_tyson_1992A new independent film is shining a new spotlight on Alex Haley’s 1977 miniseries Roots.

Showing Roots is set in a small Southern town in 1977, where two women – Violet (Maggie Grace) and Pearl (Uzo Aduba) – who are working in a local beauty shop see the town’s balance turned upside down after the miniseries airs and decide to integrate their community, to the dismay of those around them. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Tupac Amaru Shakur (video)

tupac-pic-4-babyTupac Amaru Shakur (June 16, 1971 – September 13, 1996), also known by his stage names 2Pac and briefly as Makaveli, was an American rapper and actor. Continue Reading →