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Anthony Mackie and the Definition of Stardom

I was struck by this exchange between actor Anthony Mackie and Jai Tiggett over at Shadow and Act. JT: There’s been some talk on our site lately about your career and whether you’ll go on to play the leading man … Continue reading

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Russell Simmons and His Delusions of a Post-Racial World

My thoughts on Russell Simmons’ piece in The Hollywood Reporter.
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Oscars 2005 or Yes Massa, I Wanna Work in the Big House

Three years ago, I found myself watching the Oscars and tearing up at Halle Berry’s profoundly radical acceptance speech. For her to link her personal triumph to the struggle for black women in the arts was a daring and historical … Continue reading

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