Monday, May 30, 2016
Maybe because things haven't changed that much since the original TV event series in 1977, when Black Lives Matter is a necessary cause, the Oscars white-washing seems to repeat itself every other year and black people continue to be killed by police on a regular basis in America.
The original series is such a part of American TV history, watched by an estimated 130 million people, so let's see if history can repeat itself this Memorial Day.
UPDATED: The Roots remake may not have achieved anywhere close to the original viewing figures, but 5.3 million is quite a respectable audience in this day and age. It wasn't long before this Emmy consideration billboard for actress Anika Noni Rose popped up along Hollywood's Vine Street on June 1, 2016.
And here's another Emmy consideration billboard for Roots, this one for Oscar-winner Forest Whittaker, snapped along Pico Boulevard on June 2, 2016.
UPDATED: Congratulations to Roots for garnering five Primetime Emmy nominations. Here's a billboard hoping to turn those nominations into wins snapped at the bottom of L.A.'s Barham Boulevard on September 3, 2016.
Fans of the mini-series can also enjoy these costumes from the Roots remake on display.