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Roots Miniseries

Original 'Roots' Actor Reveals Emotional Visit To Island Named For Miniseries Character

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 06.17.2016 | OWN

Forty years after the original "Roots" debuted on television, the miniseries reboot is once again spotlighting a shameful part of history. But, accord...

How Cicely Tyson Prepared For This Groundbreaking Role

OWN | Posted 08.01.2014 | OWN

From the covers of Ebony magazine to the Broadway stage, Cicely Tyson has had an illustrious career. Though she has played plenty of memorable charact...

LeVar Burton Calls 'Bullshit' On Tarantino

Posted 11.21.2013 | Black Voices

As critics continue to praise Steve McQueen’s masterful film, “12 Years A Slave,” LeVar Burton recently shared his thoughts with New York Magazi...

'Roots' Is Getting A Remake

Posted 11.05.2013 | Entertainment

"Roots" is getting a remake on History Channel, according to Deadline. History acquired the rights to the 1977 miniseries from Mark Wolper, the son...

An Early Lesson on Race

Leigh Flayton | Posted 09.18.2013 | Women
Leigh Flayton

Ricky had never been on a bike, and as he learned to ride on my sister's purple Huffy, he zigzagged up and down someone's driveway. The owner confronted my mother, demanding to know why she had "brought him into the neighborhood."