Darius James is the author of Negrophobia and That's Blaxploitatiion: Roots of the Baadassssss 'Tude. He moved to Berlin, Germany in 1998 and worked as a radio host; theater director; and creative-writing coach. His experience as a talking head on German television led to his teaming with Oliver Hardt and tvt productions for the documentary The United States of Hoodoo. His collaboration with filmmaker Noel Lawrence, Sammy-Gate, premiered at the 2019 International Rotterdam Film Festival. Currently, he is in New Haven, Ct.