Yelling at the Screen

25 Jun 2006 // 10:00 PM

Agenda of a Broadcasting Company

Think ABC has a hidden agenda against the positive depiction of African Americans in its hit shows? According to this purported communiqué from network brass, it sure seems like it.

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16 May 2006 // 10:00 PM

Black Like You

When is trading 'races' not as entertaining -- or insightful -- as trading spaces? When it's all part of FX's highly implausible 'social experiment', an idea fated to fail from the first smudge of groan-inducing greasepaint.

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10 Apr 2006 // 10:00 PM

An Open Letter From Dave Chappelle to His White Fans

Hey, white folks! Think the current king of racially reactive comedy enjoys your fawning fandom? Not according to this little heartbreaker.

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12 Mar 2006 // 10:00 PM

Wigger: The Strange Case of a Troublesome Word

In these days of blurred ethnic barriers, our resident cultural critic looks at the current state of race relations, and how one troublesome word came to define -- and defame -- an entire social stereotype.

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6 Feb 2006 // 10:00 PM

The Green Pile

Black Christ Figures? Magical Mice? Tom Hank's infected urinary tract? It's no wonder this so-called classic has our resident ethnic ethicist up in arms.

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2 Jan 2006 // 10:00 PM

The 2005 YATS Image Awards

Sick and tired of the same old faces getting the same lame accolades from the media? In his ongoing attempts to keep it 'real', Harris presents his personal picks and pans from the previous entertainment year.

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4 Dec 2005 // 10:00 PM

Where Have All the Black Girls Gone?

If a black woman ever needs reminding of the dearth of black female leads, she need only ask a white person what actress she most resembles. Chances are she'll hear 'Whoopi Goldberg' at some point.

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30 Oct 2005 // 10:00 PM

Black After These Messages

Harris wants to clean up TV advertising. So he's offering some advice to Madison Avenue on how it can make its current fixation with African American culture more 'real' for its intended 'peeps'.

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5 Oct 2005 // 10:00 PM

The Coiffure Connection

Ever wonder why Samuel L. Jackson seems so overly concerned with his fade? Follicle scholar Harris uncovers this 'very special episode' of a certain Bravo interview show which explains why, for this amazing actor, its hair, not the play, that's the thing.

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5 Sep 2005 // 10:00 PM

The Black Die Young

Black genocide in the horror genre has reached hilarious proportions -- and Harris can't get enough of it.

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18 Aug 2005 // 10:00 PM

Hollywood Pimpin’

In 10 simple steps, Harris shows how you, too, can undermine an entire ethnicity, Tinsel Town style.

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21 Jul 2005 // 10:00 PM

Keepin’ It Real(ity)

Without an acknowledgment of race, reality TV can never be 'real'; it can only be '-ity'.

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21 Jun 2005 // 1:00 AM

We grays won't overcome until that one special gray actor or actress steps forward to show us as living, breathing entities with more to offer than a healthy head of hair and corporate hireability.

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For PopMatters TV/Film Columnist Mark Harris, being a minority in a majority world created an ironic, lifelong battle against being force-fed at the teat of popular culture.

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//Mixed media
//Blogs

The Eye of Lenzi: "Gang War in Milan" and "Spasmo"

// Short Ends and Leader

"Two wide and handsome Italian thrillers of the 1970s.

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