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Blacks in Media


Rahsaan Chisolm | Posted 06.03.2016 | Black Voices
Rahsaan Chisolm

Though I'm a bit tired of Hollywood remakes of all my favorite shows and movies and would love for new stories to be told, I will watch Roots this week, because I genuinely am intrigued to see what it will be like in comparison to the original.

Waltzing With Ben and Sally

Joel Dreyfuss | Posted 12.24.2014 | Media
Joel Dreyfuss

Ben Bradlee was undoubtedly the best newsroom leader I ever worked for. He pushed you to be better, spotted the weak spots in your draft and had a nose for news. But I also learned it was not smart to get on his bad side.

Cornel West: MSNBC And Many Black Journalists 'Just Want Access'

Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 10.09.2014 | Black Voices

Cornel West is not happy with the state of black journalism today. In an interview with HuffPost Live on Wednesday, the Black Prophetic Fire autho...

Ryan Grim

Something New Is Happening In Cable News | Ryan Grim | Posted 08.14.2014 | Media

WASHINGTON -- Channel surfers who stopped on MSNBC on July 11 in the 6 p.m. hour would have stumbled on something new in the world of cable news. At f...

Everything Is the NEW BLACK: REALLY!

Earl Smith, Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices
Earl Smith, Ph.D.

We are personally and professionally offended by this co-opting of the very worst experiences that African Americans in this country endured by marginalized groups and by those who write about them and make films about them.

Are Blacks Phasing Out Of Mainstream Media? | Posted 03.26.2013 | Black Voices

Michael Baisden, Roland Martin, Soledad O’Brien and Constance White have all either been fired or stepped down from their respective positions in th...

Gene Demby

Biden: 'This Is Not About The Economy, It's About Who The Hell We Are' | Gene Demby | Posted 06.21.2012 | Black Voices

NEW ORLEANS — Vice President Joe Biden hammered on some of President Barack Obama's re-election themes at a conference for black media professionals...

WATCH: Tamron Hall On Being A Reporter

Posted 10.03.2011 | Black Voices

Breaking down the color barrier in various industries seems to be a common thread among many African American professionals. For MSNBC news anchor Tam...

Why Isn't the Oprah Winfrey Network More Diverse?

Cocoa Popps | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Cocoa Popps

Winfrey, you have won. So let us all enjoy your victory by providing programming that reflects and respects the ethnic diversity of the world in which we live.