Thulani Davis

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  • 10 years ago

    Culled from the lives of five actors from South Africa's "lost generation," Amajuba is a heartfelt show stuffed with spirituals and dance about youth under apartheid. Given past theater works from that country seen here, one might expect disturbin...

  • 13 years ago

    Mario Van Peebles's Baadasssss! re-creates the 19-day shoot of his father Melvin's Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song. While times have changed since the Black Panther Party helped Sweetback gain an audience, Hollywood is much the same for black di...

  • 13 years ago

    With All Deliberate Speed, a documentary by Peter Gilbert (who produced Hoop Dreams), aims to tell a story that has been lost in the many events and articles commemorating the 50th anniversary of the historic 1954 Supreme Court decision ending leg...

  • 13 years ago

    "People ask me what does Haiti have to show for 200 years of independence," says Michèle Montas. "I say, 'Survival.'" Montas should know. She and her husband, Jean Dominique, ran Radio Haiti Inter for 30 years until he was assassinated in A...

  • 13 years ago

    While statistics tell us that across the country teen pregnancy is declining and sex education is increasingly effective, most of the adolescents who are getting pregnant are the very poor. A recent study of sexuality among African American youth ...

  • 13 years ago

    A book white folks will like. That's how some describe The End of Blackness, Debra Dickerson's polemic on race in America. "A book white folks will like" is shorthand for a book by an African American dealing with the subject of race that demands ...


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