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The Portrayal of the African American Woman in the Entertainment Industry


The Academy 

Mapping the Margins – Kimberle Crenshaw (1991)

“This is no mere braggadocio. Those who are concerned about high rates of gender violence in our communities must be troubled by the possible connections between these images and the tolerance for violence against women. Children and teenagers are listening to this music, and one cannot but be concerned that the range of acceptable behavior is being broadened by the constant propagation of misogynistic imagery. One must worry as well about young Black women who, like young men, are learning that their value lies between their legs. But the sexual value of women, unlike that of men, is a depletable commodity; boys become men by expending theirs, while women become whores.” (p. 1285)


The Community

P.A.W. Positive Advertising for Women

 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ "I am over the endless resurrection of the careers of rapists and sexual exploiters -- film directors, world leaders, corporate executives, movie stars, athletes -- while the lives of the women they violated are permanently destroyed, often forcing them to live in social and emotional exile." - Eve Ensler, creator of the Vagina Monologues  +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++  


The Industry


In a recent interview in ‘Sister2Sister’ magazine, Meagan Good says she’s celibate and married to the Lord. Is this consistent with the roles she plays in films and on television? Should it be? What do you think?

Check the interview below:

While it seems a lot of single women are on the hunt for a good man these days, Meagan Good said she’s not in a rush to find her Mr. Right.

Why not?

She’s focused on her career and, more importantly, her relationship with God.

The Think Like a Man actress told S2S Publisher Jamie Foster Brown that the next man she dates is going to be her hubby.

Read their exchange below.


Jamie: Are you going to be able to find somebody, you think?
Meagan: I’m not in a rush.

Jamie: No, I’m saying have you been seeing anyone?
Meagan: I met someone special, but you know what? I’m so in love with God right now. I’m focused on being married to God.

Jamie: Okay now, you’re like the third or fourth girl to tell me that. “I am God’s girlfriend.” So I said you can’t cheat on Him. (laughs) I told my girlfriend—
Meagan: I’m not! I’m celibate!

Oh okay. You can’t be God’s girlfriend and when you meet a guy you say, “Okay, God, step aside.” (laughs)
Meagan: No, the next guy I meet is my husband, and I already talked to God about that. I was like, “Check this out, Lord, I know what you want for me.” And He really wants a man that has completely sold out for Christ for me, who can help me improve and be better than I am. So I know exactly what He wants for me and I don’t know if I have already found it. It’s quite possible that I may have, but I am so not in a rush for anything. I am in a rush to focus on Him right now.

When you say focus on Him, you read the Bible a lot?
Meagan: Every single day for the past three-and-a-half years; every day without fail.

Check out the entire interview in the November 2011 issue of Sister 2 Sister.

Miss Representation

Miss Representation on Vimeo.

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Reaction to documentary: Miss(ed) Representations... "The silence about race (actress Rosario Dawson is the only person who explicitly mentions “people of color”) — as well as class, gender identity, sexual identity, and  and physical ability, though the film does give a nod at how the media, especially television, fails to acknowledge women above the age of 35 as an audience or as characters — flattens the documentary’s discussion about women to the category of “woman,” as if female-presenting people all suffer from media images the same way. Of course, we don’t... ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ " Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes 

HIP-HOP: Beyond Beats and Rhymes - Hip-hop is a man’s game...…but does it have to be? A self-described hip-hop head takes an in-depth look at masculinity and manhood in rap and hip-hop — where creative genius, poetic beauty and mad beats collide with misogyny, violence and homophobia — exposing the complex intersections of culture and commerce. - An image of a record spinning on a turntable next to a black man with long hair tied back and a clipped beard, looking to the side

*featuring our very own moderator Dr. James Peterson


‘Essence Campaign to Clean Up Rap Lyrics


Between Us: March (2009) Letter from the Editor


The “Reality”

Kandi Defends Negative Portrayals of Black Women on Reality TV


I feel like we as black people can be very critical of our own race and I don’t even think it should be a thing of “How are they representing us?” Guess what? If you had a camera on you for six months and they taped as much as they wanted to tape and edited it down, I’m sure they’re going to have some moments where you’re showing out too.


What Being the Black Girl on Big Brother Taught Me About “Post-Racial” America

Many decided they hated me as soon as they saw my little brown face popped up on the opening credits.  It’s pretty normal for minorities to have to work even harder to jump over a bar that’s placed too high anyway.

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