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Three Myths about Mandela Worth Busting

I sometimes feel Nelson Mandela is in need of rescuing, trapped in some pretty bizarre narratives that have nothing to do with his own story or politics. Full disclosure: I…..

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Who will make the great Thomas Sankara biopic?

Twenty-six years ago this month, Thomas Sankara was brutally murdered. His biopic is still waiting to be made. A revolutionary leader possessed of a towering intellect and extraordinary magnetism, Sankara…..

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The World of Tyler Perry

Whatever The New Yorker’s rationale for commissioning a piece on Tyler Perry, the “critic-proof” producer and director of black popular theater and television (he is a darling of the mainstream),…..

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SPIKE LEE: POST-RACISM IS LIKE SMOKING CRACK

The twentieth anniversary of “Do The Right Thing” is being celebrated in London. [I’d definitely include “Do The The Right Thing” in my top 10 films of all time.] And…..