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Post-Racial Fallacy Killing Black Marketing Niche

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From Black Voices — Once upon a time advertisers saw the African-American consumer market as a unique audience, one requiring special messaging, perhaps a feel-good slogan or ads splashed with black faces or voices. There were cool jingles on urban radio stations and major companies put...

Is Hollywood Courting Slavery?

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From Black Voices — Slave stories might become the new black in Hollywood. Today, the Shadow And Act film blog revealed that Paris-based Other Angle Pictures picked up a French slavery comedy for international distribution. ‘Case Départ’ is scheduled for a July 6 release in...

Because Tracy Morgan Isn’t Funny

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From Black Voices — If anyone thinks this Tracy Morgan fiasco has anything to do with the controversial statements he made about gay people at a standup show on June 3 in Nashville, the joke is on them. Stand-up comedians have always been granted a...

The 9th Annual Black Heritage Swim Meet

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From Black Voices — We’ve all read the statistics; the drowning rates of black children far exceed those of their white peers. In addition, the swimming proficiency of black children, accordingly, also lacks in comparison to their white peers; purportedly nearly 70 percent of black teens...

‘The Real Housewives of the Bible’ — Righteous Drama Series

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From The BVX — On Saturday (May 28), Web evangelist and author Dr. Ty Adams is hosting the live DVD taping of ‘The Real Housewives of the Bible,’ which is her unique way of adding her spiritual message to modern day love and romance. Though it’s not...

Artist Kara Walker Straddles Pop & Politics in Two New Exhibits

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From Black Voices — Kara Walker has never been one to shy away from controversy, and as her latest work will attest, the artist is not afraid to make audiences uncomfortable either. With two shows running concurrently in New York City — ‘Fall Frum Grace, Miss...