Based on the popular book series by Dan Gutman, Jackie and Me by Steven Dietz magically transports audiences back to Jackie Robinson’s rookie year at the dawn of the Civil Rights movement. Tony nominated director Marion McClinton will direct Jackie and Me on the UnitedHealth Group Stage March 12 through April 14.
Gabourey Sidibe is new host of public television's 'AfroPoP'
NEW YORK – Gabourey Sidibe is stepping into a new role this winter as host of "AfroPoP: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange" – an innovative documentary series highlighting contemporary life, art and pop culture in the African Diaspora.
Sweet Tea & Cornbread: Inspiring, Motivating & Empowering Black Women to Take Back Their Bodies & Live a Healthier Lifestyle
Kam Williams, Book Review
"Let's face it, ladies, as black women we have issues when it comes to food and exercise... If you're like me, you sometimes reminisce about the good ole days... when you could eat whatever you wanted [and] you didn't have to exercise.
Riveting Docudrama Recounts International Manhunt for Bin Laden
After 9/11, the United States intensified its efforts in the international manhunt for Osama bin Laden (Ricky Sekhon). Nevertheless, the elusive mastermind of the terrorist attack continued to orchestrate mass murders in Bali, Istanbul, London, Saudi Arabia and elsewhere around the world.
Jazmyne Z. Young and Asani Shakur, Richmond Pulse / New America Media
EDITOR'S NOTE: The following two film reviews offer competing perspectives on Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained," a movie about a former slave who sets out to free his wife from bondage and exact revenge on a sadistic Mississippi slave owner. The reviewers, Jazmyne Young and Asani Shakur, are both African American youth from Richmond, California, and writers for The Richmond Pulse newspaper.
Ex-slave exacts vengeance in Tarantino variation on Spaghetti Western
There's a sensible reason why nobody ever wanted to be an Indian whenever we played Cowboys and Indians as kids. That's because the white man was invariably the hero of the Westerns on which we'd been weaned, while the red man had always been presented as a wild savage dismissed by the dehumanizing affirmation that, "The only good Injun is a dead Injun."