Thursday, October 18, 2018

Who is black in America? Ethnic tensions flare between black Americans and black immigrants

by Valerie Russ, Posted: October 18, 2018- 5:00 AM

As soon as it was announced that filming would start for the Harriet Tubman biopic with British-Nigerian actress Cynthia Erivo as the lead, a social-media fury erupted.

Who is black in America? Ethnic tensions flare between black Americans and black immigrants.
(PHOTO BY CHARLES SYKES/INVISION/AP)

An online appeal went up, demanding an African-American woman be recast as Tubman, the woman who, after escaping slavery, made more than a dozen trips to lead others to freedom on the Underground Railroad. Read more

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