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The Current Perception of Black Women in Media

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In recent years, Hollywood has increased the amount of shows casting actors of color. With more images of black women on television now than ever before, how has their perception changed? Carole Bell, assistant professor of communication at Northeastern University weighs in on the impact of the presence of black women in media.

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A Conversation with Issa Rae: The Mis-Adventures of Awkward Black Girl

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Politics

Contributor Talia Whyte comments on the web series, The Mis-Adventures of Awkward Black Girl:  "The sudden success of “Awkward Black Girl” says a lot about not only the potential of viral video and good old-fashioned word of mouth, but also a growing desire among people of color to see better portrayals of their communities in the media"  She caught a few minutes with the series creator, Issa Rae. more

A Conversation with Randal Pinkett: Raising Black Boys

Arts & Culture | Education

Dr. Randal Pinkett on the best way to prepare black boys for adulthood.
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A Boston Poet: Mignon Ariel King

Arts & Culture | Black Boston

An interview with Boston poet Mignon Ariel King.
 

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A Conversation with Nelson George

Arts & Culture | Politics

An interview with author Nelson George.

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A Boston Poet: Mignon Ariel King

Arts & Culture | Black Boston

An interview with Boston poet Mignon Ariel King.
 

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Bruce George: A Poet For the Stage

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Blacks and Basketball - 1975

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Harvard Basketball coach Tom “Satch” Sanders sits at a picnic table by a busy neighborhood basketball court. He discusses the mobility of black basketball players to management and coaching positions on national teams, but greater black involvement in sports is stymied by financial strain, preventing the move from management to ownership.
 

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Riots & the Birth of Black Television

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Politics

 

How the riots following the death of Martin Luther King gave birth to black television.
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African Americans on Television - 1972

Arts & Culture

In this excerpt from a 1972 interview with FCC Commissioner Benjamin Hooks, he talks about black people on television.
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