With all of the conversation surrounding the lack of support that Hollywood has for black actors and actresses, especially during award season (see: #OscarsSoWhite), it seems that it may be worse in the United Kingdom.
Fuller House, a revival of Full House is scheduled to premiere on Netflix in 2016. Growing up, I loved Full House. At night, I imagined that I was a lost Tanner child. Now, I realize I was never destined to join the Tanner family tree—I didn’t fit any of the casting descriptions as a person of color. Twenty years later, I’m wondering what popular shows like Full House would’ve been like if they included people of color?
A Baltimore-based Fox affiliate apologized earlier this week for a report that included a false “kill a cop” chant supposedly echoed by protesters.
Singer Jill Scott took to Twitter in defense of comedian/actor Bill Cosby Monday morning.
The star accused the media of attempting to destroy Cosby’s legacy, after a series of women came forward accusing him of sexual assault.
Dear White People actor Tyler James Williams has a lot to say about how the media portrays black members of the LGBTQ community.
According to the star, the media feeds into the notion that the black community is homophobic, thus contributing to the sentiment that being gay and black is unnatural.
Protesters gathered outside the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Monday in opposition of the paper’s coverage of events happening in Ferguson.
The activists stood outside the building dressed as old-time newsies and passed out mock-up papers yelling, “Extra, extra. Read all about it. Post-Dispatch changes its name to Post-Disgrace.”
Rapper/activist Talib Kweli is one of the few celebrities who traveled to Ferguson, Missouri to be at the forefront of the movement for justice after the death of Michael Brown.
He recently spoke to CNN’s Don Lemon, and things got pretty heated.
In the wake of the shooting death of Ferguson, Missouri resident Michael Brown, African-Americans have taken to Twitter to highlight how the media portrays blacks if they should become victims of police shootings.
The following post was written by Xavier D’Leau, and originally appeared on The Root under the title of “Can We Please Get Some Black Gay male couples on TV?”
By: Xavier D’Leau
My television raised me. I’m not criticizing my mom here. A single mother, she worked tirelessly to give her only son whatever he wanted and needed, and that meant she was busy. Often, the TV stood in for both of my parents. I began to look to it for anything I needed to know about the world.
A viral clip using the term “Hood Disease” to describe the impact of trauma on inner-city youth raised eyebrows last week, and rightfully so.
The term was used in a story during last Friday’s newscast on KPIX-TV, a CBS affiliate in San Francisco. The story highlighted children who lived in “virtual war zones” who repeatedly experience trauma.