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I SEE U, Episode 36: Black Fatherhood is King

KING RICHARD director Reinaldo Marcus Green offers up an unguarded conversation about his 6-time Oscar-nominated film, but his humbleness shines brighter than the tennis stars portrayed on screen.

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The film, KING RICHARD, directed by Reinaldo Marcus Green, tells the story of how Richard Williams, the father of Venus and Serena Williams, was determined to transform their lives into tennis legends. Interestingly enough, Green's father wanted him to become a professional baseball player. What happens when a father's dreams are shattered? What if Venus and Serena never achieved stardom as champion tennis players? I SEE U host Eddie Robinson speaks candidly with acclaimed filmmaker, Reinaldo Marcus Green about what real fatherhood looks like for men of color. Dr. Melanye Price, Director of the Ruth Simmons Center for Race and Justice at Prairie View A&M University, also weighs in and provides a provocative observation to Richard Williams' motives.

 

 

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Eddie Robinson

Eddie Robinson

Executive Producer & Host, I SEE U

A native of Mississippi, Eddie started his radio career as a 10th grader, working as a music jock for a 100,000-Watt (Pop) FM station and a Country AM station simultaneously. While Mississippi Governor Ray Mabus had nominated him for the U.S. Naval Academy in 1991, Eddie had an extreme passion...

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