Fear of Being ‘Pigeonholed,’ Psychic Toll at Issue
Media Were ‘Shockingly Backward’ on Blacks
It cannot be said enough: Representation matters. It matters in our schools. It matters in our workplaces. It matters in the television shows and movies we watch as well as in the music we listen to. And it definitely matters in the media.
After the death of Erica Garner, the 27-year-old daughter of police-brutality victim Eric Garner, many people who were aware of her activism were left with a sense of loss. Others, including some of the writers at The Root who knew and respected Erica, were stunned at the sudden death of someone so young and so…
Simeon Booker, the trailblazing black journalist known for detailing African-American life in Ebony and Jet magazines, died Sunday at the age of 99 in an assisted-living community in Maryland.
Anti-Migrant Government Extended Warm Welcome
“Twitter is blowing up about this.”
In his long and illustrious film career, Samuel L. Jackson has played a dancing crackhead, a Jheri-curled killer, the coordinator of a team of Marvel Comics superheroes (a favorite role of this writer), a Jedi knight and the ultimate house Negro.
For those of you unfamiliar with the organization – which unfortunately may be the case for even media-literate folks – the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) is arguably the largest, oldest, and most historically significant media advocacy organization in the world. Founded 40 years ago in a Washington…