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Entertainment

For Colored Girls, Tyler Perry, and the Black male image in the media

The following are comments from National Newspaper: The Washington Post

“I am an African-American male and I know multitudes of black fathers and mothers who are raising their families and living responsibly. These Tyler Perry clowns are the exception, not the rule.”

DCNATIVESON6192000 :”I dont think that a big black man dressing as a big black woman is funny, didn’t think it was funny when Flip Wilson did it and don’t think its funny now.

“That being said, it’s a movie. It’s a movie where Black PEOPLE are getting paid to act. There was a time when we complained that there were no roles for blacks. Then we complained about the types of roles blacks were given . . .”

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Blogs

Hide Your Kids, Hide Your Wives: Antoine Dodson x Social Justice x Black Bourgeoisie

Hide Your Kids, Hide Your Wives, and Your Husbands: Antoine Dodson and the Collision of Media Images, Social Justice, and the Black Bourgeoisie

The Background : It Aint Over!

Though the furor over the original video has been replaced with a catchy song, as Teddy Riley (G-rated version) and Ice Cube (R-rated version) have quipped: “it aint over!”  With over 32 million views on YouTube and a live performance on the BET Awards, Antoine Dodson and his story continue to remain extremely relevant.

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News

New Study investigates media coverage of African Americans during Obama presidency

The fallout from the firing of Agriculture Department official Shirley Sherrod and the one-year anniversary of the controversial arrest of African American Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. have put race back in the news of late. These high-profile stories raise a larger question: to what degree does the press cover news about the state of black America generally?