— by D. Watkins: As an African American I’ve come to accept that huge gaps of my history will always be missing. While multiple websites have allowed me to trace my lineage –– I’ll never know my native language, tribe or the part of Africa where my family originated. Luckily there are many films and movies that compile dense parts of African and African-American history, which gives me a piece of that experience and the ability to imagine what my ancestors endured. Shannon Lee, actress, business woman, and the daughter of Bruce Lee is doing the same for Chinese Americans with her Cinemax show “Warrior.” […]

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