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  • Jeff Chang: The ‘Who We Be’ Interview with Kam Williams

    Jan 10, 15 by Kam Williams Leave a comment

    *Jeff Chang is a new sage thinker with his finger on the pulse. His first book, the critically-acclaimed “Can’t Stop Wont Stop: A history of the Hip-Hop Generation,” collected a cornucopia of honors, including the American Book Award and the Asian-American Literary Award. Next, he edited “Total Chaos: The Art and Aesthetics of Hip-Hop,” an […]

  • EUR Film Review: ‘Selma’ Revisits Historic Martin Luther King March

    Jan 9, 15 by Kam Williams Leave a comment

    *I was born in the early fifties, which means the Civil Rights Movement unfolded over the course of my formative years. And like the average black kid growing up in that tumultuous era, I can distinctly recall having a very visceral reaction to the nightly news coverage, since I had such a personal stake in […]

  • EUR Film Review: ‘Unbroken’

    Dec 31, 14 by Kam Williams Leave a comment

    *Do you remember how, Infamous, a biopic about Truman Capote, was released right on the heels of the one entitled “Capote?” But because the latter had already received considerable critical acclaim, including an Oscar for the late Philip Seymour Hoffman, the Johnnie-come-lately had little chance of making more than a blip on the radar. The […]

  • Mellow Oyelowo! ‘Selma’ Interview

    Dec 20, 14 by EURweb editor/BJ Leave a comment

    *David Oyelowo (pronounced – “oh-yellow-oh”) is a classically-trained stage actor who is working successfully and simultaneously in film, television and theater, and has quickly become one of Hollywood’s most sought-after talents. He was recently nominated for a Golden Globe for his stirring performance as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in the highly-anticipated, civil rights drama […]

  • Opening Genealogy Flood ‘Gates’ ~ Dr. Helps Celebs Discover Ancestors (Watch Trailer)

    Dec 16, 14 by EURweb editor/BJ Leave a comment

    *Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr., is the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and Director of the Hutchins Center for African and African-American Research at Harvard University. Emmy Award-winning filmmaker, literary scholar, journalist, cultural critic, and institution builder, Professor Gates has authored 17 books and created 14 documentary films, including “Finding Your Roots, season two,” now airing […]

  • EUR Book Review: ‘Justice While Black’

    Dec 14, 14 by Kam Williams Leave a comment

    *The August 9th fatal shooting of teenager Michael Brown by police in Ferguson, Missouri has focused global attention on the precarious safety of young African-American men… Brown is only the most recent addition to the tragic list of shootings of young, African-American men that have ignited media attention in recent years. But the fact is […]