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The remake of Roots is set to premiere on Memorial Day. The History Channel production featuring Forest Whitaker, T.I. and Laurence Fishburne promises to be memorable.  Co-executive producer Levar Burton states, “Nearly 40 years ago I had the privilege to be a part of an epic television event that started an important conversation in America.”

Official trailer for ‘Roots’ remake is intense

Mo Barnes

Maurice "Mo" Barnes is a graduate of Morehouse College and Political Scientist based in Atlanta. Mo is also a Blues musician. He has been writing for Rolling Out since 2014. Whether it means walking through a bloody police shooting to help a family find justice or showing the multifaceted talent of the Black Diaspora I write the news.


  1. Jason on February 14, 2016 at 12:53 pm

    Good to keep this alive. Let all people see the impact of white supremacy on Africa, and the impact slavery had on building this country. Let’s not give in to the attempt to revise history to favor those guilty of this horrendous act.

  2. The Sanity Inspector on February 22, 2016 at 8:47 pm

    In every episode of the original Roots and Roots II, there was always at least one sympathetic white character. Think they’ll do that with the remake?