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Mara Brock Akil: Being Mary Jane Shows Our Full Humanity

Nsenga Burton | Posted 03.09.2014 | Black Voices
Nsenga Burton

Audiences are anxiously awaiting the highly anticipated BET scripted drama Being Mary Jane, the latest offering from show runner Mara Brock Akil, who is creator and executive producer of the show.

A Conversation With the Founder of Media TakeOut

Bryan Cain-Jackson | Posted 07.24.2013 | Black Voices
Bryan Cain-Jackson

Media TakeOut is one of the most visited urban websites out there. It truly makes for a fun read about people who we love and are entertained by -- Media TakeOut shows us that just because they might be rich it doesn't mean they are above engaging in common foolery.

Images of Black Males in Popular Media

Darron T. Smith, Ph.D. | Posted 05.14.2013 | Black Voices
Darron T. Smith, Ph.D.

Negative representations of black males are readily visible and conveyed to the public through the news, film, music videos, reality television and other forms of media. These stereotypical, one-dimensional characters negate the broader and deeper experience of black life.

Dear Black Romcoms, Where'd You Go?

Chevonne Harris | Posted 03.05.2013 | Black Voices
Chevonne Harris

Oh how I miss those days. The days when finding a culturally relevant movie somewhat reflective of my everyday life and with a decent soundtrack didn't require flipping through the "African-American" or "Urban" film categories on my Netflix.

Tyler Perry, Al Sharpton and the "Proper Negro" Remark

Dr. Boyce Watkins | Posted 12.26.2011 | Black Voices
Dr. Boyce Watkins

Tyler Perry has been hit with the kind of haterology only reserved for a black man who was able to stealthily rise to become the highest paid man in all of Hollywood. Not the highest paid black man... the highest paid man, period.

Memorable Moments from the NAACP Image Awards

Vic Bulluck | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Vic Bulluck

2011-03-02-mj.jpgThe NAACP Image Awards is the nation's premier multi-cultural awards show celebrating the outstanding achievements and performances of people of color.