47 minutes | Sep 28th 2020

Ep. 99 Author James McBride, The Good Lord Bird

Episode 99 of Real Black News features screenwriter and NY Times bestselling author of The Color of Water James McBride whose TV show based on his National Book Award-winning novel The Good Lord Bird premieres on Showtime in October starring Ethan Hawke. McBride discusses the problem with most Hollywood slave narratives, why his story about abolitionist John Brown is different, Breonna Taylor, and how he creatively focuses during times of trauma against Black lives. Journalist Ronda Racha Penrice joins the screengrab to suggest TV shows and new movies to watch to cure Covid boredom. Other topics include the reopening of Eric garner’s case, women’s rights in Botswana, Delaware’s first Muslim elected to office and more.