Tulsa Race Riot miniseries to come to OWN.

In 1929, race riots tore down the little-known area of America once known as “Black Wall Street,” where hundreds of middle-class and upwardly mobile African-Americans sheltered for their own version of the American dream. The community burned to the ground, … Continue reading

My response to Tavis Smiley’s “Ambivalence” about Viola Davis’s and Octavia Spencer’s Oscar Nominations for their roles as maids in “The Help”

The Help

We need to start separating the singular accomplishments of Black artists from the “Black” conversation as a whole in order to truly determine the merits of the work. Continue reading