Here’s Your First Look at the History Channel’s ‘Roots’ Remake

When the History Channel announced it was remaking Roots, the miniseries based on Alex Haley’s 1976 novel, folks were rightly skeptical. While the original series broke viewing records when it wrapped in 1977 and is considered a classic, a Roots reboot seemed rather odd…and a little lazy. Sure, Black folks...

Revoke My Black Card: I’ve Never Seen “Roots” (Until This Weekend)

“I’m sorry… what?” I’m in an editorial meeting at ESSENCE. In my recollection, the room falls silent, and all the editors train their eyes on me. We’d been discussing how we should cover the 30th anniversary of Roots: The Saga of an American Family, a momentous...