My dear #LizaMinnelli was at the #Oscars and oh how I would have loved to hear her sing #OverTheRainbow in honor of her Mother.
Roots Family ...39 years later.
The “ROOTS” That’s Been Forgotten
Yes let's talk about ROOTS for a new generation.... Until we talk about this island the Africans call the “door of no return” which Alex Haley brought to the attention of the world, we have not told his story. Until those he spoke of tell of their pain and are invited to the table, we haven't done anything.... The people of JUFFUREH where Alex Haley found his roots still wait for recognition and compensation. I feel we have an obligation to the millions of souls who were taken away….never to return to their families who still look out to the sea and wonder. My want is that we show our gratitude and appreciation to our legacy to those of our holocaust. There must be some contribution to them. Invite them to the table..... put them in the room and hear their stories. Then make a pledge as Alex did to their community for the betterment of their lives which we celebrated from far away. Don't get me wrong. I think it's important ... in fact I know it's important that we keep the dialogue going so that this never happens to a people again. But I must ask once more - what are we doing for the people, who live there in JUFFUREH? I was there, thanks to the artist Chaz Guest. I held the hands of the elders and heard their stories of pride as well as disappointment..... I walked the dusty road where KUNTA KINTEH grew up and became the man we know today, torn from his home. I stood in the cell, and could still hear the moans and screams of those taken and realized this is the wailing wall of my people. Alex Haley's work was not finished there nor was all he wanted to do there finished. So yes. Enjoy the remake of ROOTS… but hear this. Until and unless we reach out and honor those from which we came, we haven't done anything . On that note, all I can say is THANK YOU ALEX HALEY FOR SHOWING THE WAY.
I’m excited to announce that I will join the cast of Rocky Horror Picture Show on FOX as Dr. Everett Scott! #RockyHorror
I can't wait for you to see ???? @RockyHorrorFOX #RockyHorror #upfronts #Upfronts2016
Are you watching? @HIMYM_CBS #HIMYMFinale #rt