Eddie Murphy: “I am the only black actor in film history who has managed to have a worldwide audience”

February 23, 2021

Eddie Murphy (New York, 59 years old) managed in the late eighties to become a cultural phenomenon throughout the world a film with a cast of black performers that told the story of an African prince who traveled to New York in search of the love. The actor and producer of The prince of Zamunda (Coming to America, in his original title) assures by phone from his home in Los…


The danger of being black and dying watching TV at home

December 15, 2020

The day he was shot dead, Botham S. Jean, 26, left the PwC auditor’s headquarters in Dallas, where he worked as an analyst, and went home to watch a football game. He lived in the South Side Flats, a newly built block near downtown with a small pool in the courtyard and a barbecue area. Her apartment, which was on the fourth floor, was number 1,478, a detail that would…


Biden chooses General Lloyd Austin to Defense, the first black to head the Pentagon

December 9, 2020

Lloyd Austin, in a 2016 Senate picture.BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI / AFP US President-elect Joe Biden has chosen General Lloyd J. Austin to lead the Pentagon. If confirmed by the Senate, Austin would become the first black Secretary of Defense in history. “Throughout his life of dedicated service, and in the many hours we spent together in the White House Crisis Room and with our troops overseas, General Austin has demonstrated exemplary…