On this day after Thanksgiving, Press Play rebroadcasts some favorite interviews from the last few months. James McBride talks about his latest novel, “Deacon King Kong,” which is set in a Brooklyn housing project much like the one where he was raised. Director Jason Hehir’s “The Last Dance” is a documentary series about how Micheal Jordan led the Chicago Bulls to six championships in the 1990s. Aloe Blacc came out with “All Love Everything” in October — his first new album in seven years.
Black Friday: James McBride’s novel, Chicago Bulls series, Aloe Blacc’s music
From this Episode:
‘Deacon King Kong’ is set in NY housing project, shows big picture of Black life
In a Brooklyn housing project in 1969, an old church deacon known as Sportcoat walks into the courtyard in the middle of the day and shoots the neighborhood drug dealer....
‘The Last Dance’ docuseries shows how Michael Jordan saved the Chicago Bulls
Michael Jordan led the Chicago Bulls to six championships in eight years during the 1990s. But going into that final championship season in 1997, the team knew it would...