BET’s ‘The Book of Negroes’ offers stunning look at quest for freedom

[jwplatform 5XYfy8si] Just in time for Black History Month, BET previews its upcoming miniseries, “The Book of Negroes.” Based on the award-winning novel by Lawrence Hill, “The Book of Negroes” tells the tale of Aminata Diallo and her powerful journey to freedom. Get On Up actress Aunjanue Ellis takes on the role of Aminata alongside […]

‘The Book of Negroes’ mini-series to premiere on BET

[jwplatform nm2Ctuf2] The next major project that features the slavery theme is the upcoming mini-series “The Book of Negroes” on BET. This series features Academy Award-winning actors Louis Gossett and Cuba Gooding Jr. as well as introducing a new crop of black actors and actresses. The series is scheduled to debut this February on the network […]

Black oppression and slavery popular and profitable in entertainment

Apparently, chains and oppression are the “it” thing in the entertainment business. The critically acclaimed and widely successful film 12 Years a Slave showed that the oppression of Blacks in America is a subject that is no longer taboo, in fact, it can make money. The movie has grossed more than $187 million at the box office, with […]