Roots

The West Coast rapper – best known for his debut album Doggystyle and for smoking weed in public – urged viewers not to support projects in which Black people are mistreated, courtesy of a profanity-laced Instagram video.

Roland Martin talks about Snoop Dogg‘s boycott on the Will Packer produced remake of Roots. “Slavery happened. Slavery is real and too many Americans want to deny what happened in this country. Snoop Dogg says they shouldn’t be making these kinds of movies. I went on IMDB and Snoop has 85 television and movie credits. You […]

Get into a good groove with a few great shows airing over the holiday weekend.

Nearly forty years after Roots debuted on national television, the History Channel has brought the iconic story back to the forefront of our nation’s consciousness. History’s re-imagining of one of the highest-rated TV shows of all time “will allow new audiences to experience this epic family saga with a new vision that is both inspiring […]

In 1976 author Alex Haley, who also wrote The Autobiography of Malcolm X released his book Roots, partially based on his journey to discover his ancestry. In the book, he told the story of those ancestors and the struggles they faced after being forcefully uprooted from Africa. Haley’s book was turned into a TV mini-series, […]

  After its little Ben Affleck hiccup, the PBS series Finding Your Roots is back in January with an all new third season of celebs…

In 1977, an unforgettable moment in film and television was created when ABC aired the Roots miniseries. Now in 2015, the remake’s exceptional cast is…

Actor Laurence Fishburne will play Alex Haley in A&E Networks’ reboot of Haley’s classic African-American novel Roots, History Channel’s executive vice president and general manager Dirk Hoogstra…

Kiesha Moodie discusses how her organization contributes to education in disadvantaged communities. ROOTS fills in the gaps for parents and students.

The 1977 landmark television series “Roots,” which was the dramatization of late author Alex Haley‘s lineage, will be brought to life again by Oprah Winfrey. SEE ALSO: Morgan Freeman’s Top Film Roles In order to honor the show’s 35th anniversary, Oprah will interview Cicely Tyson, Leslie Uggams,  LeVar Burton, John Amos, Louis Gossett, Jr., and Ben Vereen (all pictured […]

Alex Haley, a master story teller brought us our first glimpse into the lives of slaves with his critically acclaimed book Roots. Read about Mr. Haley's story here.