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First Look: See The Trailer For “Roots” Remake

Posted February 15, 2016 by jmurray

The History Channel has released their first trailer for the remake of “Roots.” The iconic series is a historical portrait of American slavery recounting the journey of one family and their will to survive and ultimately carry on their legacy despite hardship. The revamped version is being remade by A+E Studios in association with Marc […]

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BET Launches Festival: Should Essence Be Worried?

Posted February 14, 2013 by jmurray

Black Entertainment Television recently announced its inaugural BET Experience in Los Angeles—a three-day “music, entertainment and Black culture” festival nearly identical to the Essence Festival. The idea that BET would be expanding into the festival business doesn’t really raise eyebrows! Some wonder why they hadn’t tried their hand at it a long time ago. What […]

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