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by vivrant thang on the colored section

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In case you’ve been under a rock, like myself obviously, I wanted to share the link to the trailer for the upcoming television premiere of the Broadway production of “A Raisin in the Sun.”

Although they said Puffy…Diddy…Piddy…whatever was really good in this and took the part seriously, I just don’t buy him as “Walter.” If you read the original play, you could feel Walter’s desperation in Lorraine Hansberry’s words. If you watched the production with Sidney Portier, you were spent by the end. In my opinion, Diddy can’t pull off desperate. Watching the trailer doesn’t change my mind about that. He looked too crisp…too clean-cut to me. That’s just his swagger I suppose. He can’t take that off.  We’ll see if I change my mind about this.

I’ll certainly be tuned in on February 25th, as I always do when Black folk are on television not shaking their asses or otherwise cutting the fool.

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