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The Walking Conundrum

Rodney Barnes | Posted 02.03.2013 | Black Voices
Rodney Barnes

The Walking Dead isn't the first show to have problematic black characters, but the light of disappointment shines so brightly here because I love the show so much. It hurts. It hurts like having a child who is a math whiz, but smokes crack sometimes.

Will Boardwalk Empire Conquer Fears of Telling a Tale of Two Cities?

Naima Ramos-Chapman | Posted 11.16.2011 | Black Voices
Naima Ramos-Chapman

With Boardwalk Empire's sobering tales of corruption, brutal violence and betrayals with a 1920s backdrop, the Boardwalk series is my kind of show. It even includes (unlike Mad Men) the African-American experience. Or some version of it.