With the New Netflix series ‘The Get Down,’ All You’re Gonna Feel Is Up

  |  Topic: Entertainment, Identity, LGBTQ, Music, Race/Ethnicity, Reviews, TV
Written By: Billae Blanding
The Get Down

From Dizzee’s discovery of his sexuality to the influence Catholicism plays in Hispanic families, the issues in “The Get Down” are relevant, not just to the era of the show, but today as well.

History’s Retelling Of “Roots” Is Shocking, Heartbreaking And A Must-See

  |  Topic: Entertainment, Identity, Race/Ethnicity, TV
Written By: Catherine Boyd

Given its historical accuracy, it is mind blowing to suddenly come to the realization that these people may well have been my ancestors. It makes me appreciate my history as a young black woman so much more.

NBC’s All-Star “The Wiz Live!” Is A Beautifully Crafted Re-imagined Version of the Broadway Musical

  |  Topic: Entertainment, Theatre, TV
Written By: Thalia Butts, 16, Dekalb School of the Arts, VOX Editor-in-Chief

NBC’s “The Wiz Live!”, a television adaptation of the 1975 Broadway musical, “The Wiz” premiered on December 3, 2015 live from the Grumman Studios in Bethpage, New York to over 11.5 million viewers across the nation. The special was co-directed by dancer/ choreographer Matthew Diamond (who handled the television direction duties) and Kenny Leon (who […]