Like most people, when I think of Richard Roundtree, the first image that comes to mind is as kick-ass detective John Shaft from the 1970s “Shaft” films. And I’m not the only one. Roundtree–who played film’s first black private eye–is often met by adoring fans who want to encapsulate him in the Blaxploitation persona. But there’s so much more to him.
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Happy 2014! I know it’s been a while, and like the show’s we all love, I took a winter hiatus from my column. It’s all good because now there’s plenty to talk about, especially in TV news.
Strong black woman is a phrase that many people either utter with pride or cringe at its very mentioning. Whether you embrace or reject it, one thing’s for sure: there’s a growing number of them on TV.