“Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins” – Esther Iverem reviews

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Take four comedians with onscreen chemistry, add a spoof of the vacuous soul of celebrity and sprinkle in a dysfunctional family reunion and you have the amusing elements of “Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins,” one of the better recent efforts from the funny wing of Black Hollywood. Read more>>

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Esther Iverem

Esther Iverem is a multi-disciplinary writer, author, producer and curator. Her diverse body of work, which includes radio, three books, two digital media projects and several visual art exhibits, is about social justice and human existence—its history, current state and possible futures. It is also about the environment, including its mysteries extending into the universe. She is creator, producer and host of ‘On the Ground: Voices of Resistance From the Nation’s Capital’ (www.onthegroundshow.org) on Pacifica Radio, founder of the pioneering website SeeingBlack.com and a founding member of DC Poets Against the War/Split This Rock. She is a recipient of numerous awards and honors, including a National Arts Journalism Fellowship at Columbia University. Her most recent book is We Gotta Have It: Twenty Years of Seeing Black at the Movies (Hachette Book Group).