Category: Television

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America Finally Has Its First Black Bachelorette | The Cut

America Finally Has Its First Black Bachelorette | The Cut

Rachel Lindsay, do you accept this fantasy of post-racial dating? Source: America Finally Has Its First Black Bachelorette ...
A Young Black Girl Breaks Down Racism and Gentrification In Much-Needed New Series | Cassius

A Young Black Girl Breaks Down Racism and Gentrification In Much-Needed New Series | Cassius

We are living in a time in which the media has brought the appropriation, consumption and annihilation of Black and brown culture front and center. We ...
When What Was Good For Bill Cosby Was Good For Black America | Code Switch : NPR

When What Was Good For Bill Cosby Was Good For Black America | Code Switch : NPR

The few, tepid defenses of Bill Cosby during his criminal trial for sexual assault are an illustration of just how much his influence as Black America ...
Bill Maher’s Weird, Effortful Apology for Saying the N-Word | The New Yorker

Bill Maher’s Weird, Effortful Apology for Saying the N-Word | The New Yorker

Maher apologized, but what he would not explore is the way that the N-word seemed to bring him a linguistic thrill. Source: Bill Maher’s Weird, Effor ...
Niecy Nash’s ‘Claws’ is the future of television | The Undefeated

Niecy Nash’s ‘Claws’ is the future of television | The Undefeated

Niecy Nash is having a moment. Finally. After 22 years of working in Hollywood. After hearing the kinds of feedback that would send even the most conf ...
What Was Bill Maher’s Big Mistake? | The New York Times

What Was Bill Maher’s Big Mistake? | The New York Times

I know what he meant. Lots of people know what he meant. Nonetheless, the thing about some jokes is that they’re open to interpretation, and the i ...
There’s No Defense For Those Defending Bill Maher | Still Crew

There’s No Defense For Those Defending Bill Maher | Still Crew

It’s well past time for us to stop taking up for the comedian’s toxic language. Source: There’s No Defense For Those Defending Bill Maher – Still Cre ...
Black Lawmakers Who’ve Been On Bill Maher’s Show Decline To Comment On N-Word Episode | Mic

Black Lawmakers Who’ve Been On Bill Maher’s Show Decline To Comment On N-Word Episode | Mic

Maher has been widely and sharply criticized for his use of a racial slur during an interview with Sen. Ben Sasse. Source: Black Lawmakers Who've Bee ...
Sasheer Zamata and ‘SNL’: Why She Never Had a Chance | Vulture

Sasheer Zamata and ‘SNL’: Why She Never Had a Chance | Vulture

She now belongs to one of the most exclusive clubs in American comedy: the black female comedian let down by SNL. Source: Sasheer Zamata and 'SNL': W ...
On TV, Black-Girl Sadness Doesn’t Get to Be Sexy | Glamour

On TV, Black-Girl Sadness Doesn’t Get to Be Sexy | Glamour

"Depression, sadness, and suicide? That was for weak white girls. Black girls didn’t play that shit. Supposedly." Source: On TV, Black-Girl Sadness D ...
Sasheer Zamata quit ‘SNL,’ proving TV’s race and gender problems are more systemic than ever | Mic

Sasheer Zamata quit ‘SNL,’ proving TV’s race and gender problems are more systemic than ever | Mic

Bandaid solutions don't work in showbiz. Source: Sasheer Zamata quit 'SNL,' proving TV's race and gender problems are more systemic than ever ...
Why ‘The Get Down’ Cancellation Is A Major Loss For The Culture | Cassius

Why ‘The Get Down’ Cancellation Is A Major Loss For The Culture | Cassius

Sadly, we saw this coming. Netflix sleeper and cult favorite The Get Down has been canceled after just one season. The series, set in the Bronx during ...
Martin Lawrence’s ‘Martin,’ 20 years later | The Undefeated

Martin Lawrence’s ‘Martin,’ 20 years later | The Undefeated

The finale of Martin aired in May 1997 as its five-season run limped to the finish line. Its demise was affected by a set of circumstances — allegatio ...
Lisa Bonet’s May 1988 cover of ‘Rolling Stone’ is timeless in its confident rebellion | The Undefeated

Lisa Bonet’s May 1988 cover of ‘Rolling Stone’ is timeless in its confident rebellion | The Undefeated

Wild and peaceful. Confident, yet vulnerable. Unconventional, but unpretentious. Since she was a teenager, Lisa Bonet has balanced on this tightrope w ...
Why It Matters That White People Are Watching A Black Bachelorette | HuffPost

Why It Matters That White People Are Watching A Black Bachelorette | HuffPost

It's incredibly important to see a black woman being desired― but not fetishized ― on mainstream TV. Source: Why It Matters That White People Are Wat ...
In ‘American Race,’ Charles Barkley Is A True Believer In The Power Of Dialogue | Code Switch : NPR

In ‘American Race,’ Charles Barkley Is A True Believer In The Power Of Dialogue | Code Switch : NPR

In the new TNT docu-series about race, the former NBA star is mostly indifferent to the broader context of the discussions he's wading into — and to t ...
W. Kamau Bell on How to Solve Chicago’s Violence and Why Black Celebrities Host Shows About Race | The Root

W. Kamau Bell on How to Solve Chicago’s Violence and Why Black Celebrities Host Shows About Race | The Root

Comedian W. Kamau Bell gives a lot of credit to Chris Rock for taking a big chance on him in 2012 by executive-producing his first show, Totally Biase ...
How ‘Black Lightning’ director Salim Akil co-created the show and why | The Undefeated

How ‘Black Lightning’ director Salim Akil co-created the show and why | The Undefeated

Audiences have of course always loved a good hero, but with projects such as Netflix’s Luke Cage and Disney’s Black Panther garnering ratings, massive ...
‘The Wire’ — Game Day | The Undefeated

‘The Wire’ — Game Day | The Undefeated

A play-by-play of that afternoon when a basketball game was more important than the drug game Source: ‘The Wire’ — Game Day ...
How Insightful Is ‘Dear White People’? | The Atlantic

How Insightful Is ‘Dear White People’? | The Atlantic

Four Atlantic staffers discuss the Netflix show’s portrayal of a group of black students at a mostly white elite university. Source: How Insightful I ...
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