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Identity Television

Reflections on Black Image in Amos ‘n’ Andy

During childhood my favorite television shows were cartoons, The Cosby Show, and the black-and-white classic series I Love Lucy, Leave it to Beaver, and The Three Stooges, which I watched with my dad. One summer he introduced me to a series called Amos ‘n’ Andy. Unlike the other “classic” shows, Amos ‘n’ Andy reruns did […]

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Television

Soul by The Shade – On Survivor’s Remorse Episode: “The Photoshoot”

“MOST publications lighten darker people, because lighter skin and hair reflect more light and are more eye catching, magazines are after all a business. BUT! For example: Where ARE the cameras that make brown skin look amazing? Oprah has them I can tell you that! But in general, lights and cameras are ALWAYS tuned for […]

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Television

Insecurity In Atlanta: Donald Glover and Issa Rae’s New Black Media Movement

Black love, provide the adequate electric for what is lapsed and lenient in us now. Rouse us from blur, Call us. Call adequately the postponed corner brother. And call our man in the pin-stripe suiting and restore him to his abler logic; to his people. Call to the shattered sister and repair her in her […]

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Black Lives Matter

Why Black Lives Matter on TV, Too

This article originally appeared on tananarivedue.blogspot.com on 9/1/15. As a lifelong horror lover who has co-written and co-produced a short zombie film, I’ve often pondered why zombies have so taken hold of the public imagination. An uncomfortable revelation dawned on me in 2014 as I watched the police army amass in reaction to protesters in […]