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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Tibet House's 30th Anniversary Benefit Concert Celebrated Philip Glass' 80th

// Notes from the Road

"Philip Glass, the artistic director of the Tibet House benefits, celebrated his 80th birthday at this year's annual benefit with performances from Patti Smith, Iggy Pop, Brittany Howard, Sufjan Stevens and more.

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