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The Pained Importance of WGN America’s ‘Underground’

I watched the beautifully shot and passionately portrayed Underground on WGN America Wednesday night. While watching, I couldn't help but recognize how important it is that shows like this be celebrated. At the same time, I lamented how it might be received by white audiences. Underground tells the story of slaves in the Antebellum South, dreaming of escaping ...

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The State of Blacks on Television Looks Good

All signs point to 2015 being a banner year for Blacks on television. We are knee-deep in pilot season, and the number of shows with prominent Black actors is staggering. This turn of events (for the better) shows that, unlike popular convention, supporting our community does pay dividends and Black faces are viable moneymakers in Hollywood. Blacks have gained ...

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