Black Women Creators Are Giving the Angry Black Woman Life

Apparently, interesting things happen when black women are in charge of their own stories. In recent weeks, they gave new life to the angry black woman. Let’s do a quick review. Underground‘s Ernestine (created by Misha Green) helped end the television show’s first season by slowly hanging a man to death and suggesting she would…

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Taking it All In (#49): Heavy Weight on Hollywood Shoulders

At times, I incorporate discussions about movies and television into this blog.  I do so because of my respect for the entertainment industry’s tremendous power to inform the masses on themes related to poverty and/or race. Hollywood’s ongoing workplace diversity conversation is also intriguing.  The high-profile nature of the industry helps to promote dialogue across…

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Taking it All In (#47): Trading Places

Although Halloween recently came and went, Christmas decorations have already popped up in our stores to coincide with the Christmas-themed programming on our television sets.  So, basically, I will soon be watching Trading Places for the umpteenth time.  In one of my favorite scenes, Billy Ray Valentine (played by Eddie Murphy) demonstrates that he understands the…

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Taking it All In (#45): More to Say About Project Greenlight and Diversity

Earlier in the week, I posted an article that dissected the current season of Project Greenlight.  I think the television show could facilitate quality discussions about diversity in the workplace. And here are some other items I took in this week: In Writing Center on Budget and Policy Priorities:  How States Use Federal and State…

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Beyond #Damonsplaining: An Opportunity for Real Talk About Diversity in the Workplace

Originally Published on LinkedIn Pulse (October 21, 2015) The revival of Project Greenlight, a series featuring A-list actors Matt Damon and Ben Affleck, was highly anticipated due to its potential to elevate the frequently lowbrow reality show genre.  Episode 1 quickly seemed to take a wrong turn by including a soundbite of Damon suggesting that diversity behind the…

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