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Baratunde Thurston - On Tyler Perry and The Future of Black Film

from ReelBlack Author and comedian BARATUNDE THURSTON shares his thoughts on the state of popular African-American film and his hopes for the future. His new memoir, HOW TO BE BLACK is available now from Harper Collins.
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Race Matters: Tyler Perry Says ‘All African American Cast Are On The Verge Of Becoming Extinct’

Ethnicity & Race / African American : Bossip (3 years ago)

Known as one of the most successful black filmmakers in Hollywood, Tyler Perry foresees a major shift in films starring an all African American cast. Perry recently wrote an open letter on his site stemming from George Lucas’ recent... Read Post

How to Be the Black Friend

Ethnicity & Race / African American : The Root (3 years ago)

In this excerpt from his memoir How to Be Black, comedian and The Root 100 honoree Baratunde Thurston offers rules for those who find themselves being the only black friend in a group. Read and learn. Cultural Authenticity Read full... Read Post

Big Think: Baratunde Thurston on a Bacon-infused Internet?

Ethnicity & Race / African American : New Black Man (2 years ago)

Big Think "Technology-loving comedian from the future" Baratunde Thurston says that in an economy of information abundance, you don't have to feel obligated to pay attention to it all.Baratunde Thurston is a politically-active, tech... Read Post


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