Roland Laird
Columns // 14 Articles
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The Mammy Image: What's Christie Love Got to Do With It? | 18 Jun 2012 // 6:00 PM

Depictions of black women in popular culture have long surpassed the 'mammy' archetype. Let's talk about Teresa Graves in Get Christie Love (1974), for starters.

A Tale of How Great Journalism Became Revisionist History: Grambling State U Football | 31 Jan 2012 // 4:00 PM

For all of the good will and good information generated by focusing on Grambling, there is still a deeper story to be told about the other great black college football programs and coaches.

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A Chat with José González at Newport Folk Festival

// Notes from the Road

"José González's sets during Newport Folk Festival weren't on his birthday (that is today) but each looked to be a special intimate performance.

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