Black Media

Stop Fronting: Do You Really Want “Better” TV?

Last week, BET president Debra Lee was surprisingly candid in explaining why her network has yet to make a 100% turnaround in terms of presenting what we typically call ‘positive’ content: “Our audience always says they want this kind of programming, but they don’t show up.” Welp....

Dumb It Down: Black Media’s Perpetuation of the Myth of the Anti-Intellectual Black Reader

I recently met with a fellow writer and friend of mine who has been regularly contributing to a popular site that caters to a black female audience (Not Clutch). When I complimented her on the work I’ve seen so far, especially, in my opinion, in...