No other screen persona served the general public more as a constant reminder of the stubborn, healthy and diverse black literary world which defied sentencing to invisibility and dismissal as just a trend. Cicely Tyson achieved this while diversifying in roles by other writers from all backgrounds, regions and genres… Please enjoy and share this catalog of Ms. Tyson’s greatest roles drawn from great, classic American literature I hope you seek out soon. … More Cicely, Titan of American Literature: 13 Classics She Brought to Life
Warm winter wishes to all… I’m a fan of books but I also loved some short reads as my favorites of 2020. All are worthy time fillers to cozy up with in any season! … More My Fave 2020 Reads
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, and finally the unsung heroes of this era will have their say to national audiences … More Tulsa Race Riot miniseries to come to OWN.
Lee Daniels’ The Butler is the culmination of what blacks in Hollywood, from its Golden Age unto its present, expected our contested involvement in the movies could, should and would be. And it is the reason why not only African-American people, but all people, will pay for the movies. It has been nearly two decades since I saw … More Well-Served