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A Tale of Two Messiahs: Jesus Is Back on Television (and isn't White)

There’s going to be a lot of Jesus going around this Easter. Jesus, his death, and the aftermath will be discussed and dramatized at length in the National Geographic miniseries Killing Jesus and NBC’s A.D.—The Bible Continues.

I actually don’t prescribe to watching any interpretations of Jesus’ life, because I think everyone gets it wrong —we don’t know a lot about the historical Jesus and folks use the idea of Jesus to promote racial and cultural heresies. For instance, the idea that Jesus is somehow an Anglo-Saxon. But in the aformentioned Jesus offerings, neither actor portraying the Son of God is white. One of them wasn’t even raised Christian.

D'Angelo and The Vanguard's "Saturday Night Live" Performance Kicks Black History Off Right

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Black History Month is here and believe it or not, the BHM kick-off party happened on Saturday Night Live. Not only were there tons of jokes about racial appropriation (that scathing Iggy Azalea joke, the digital short about the “true” biopic about Jay-Z starring Mike O’Brien, aka a white dude on SNL, and other white dudes, including the host J.K. Simmons, as Kanye and Nas), but there was also D’ANGELO. And boy did he not disappoint.