Roland Laird
Columns // 14 Articles

The Mammy Image: What's Christie Love Got to Do With It? | 18 Jun 2012 // 5:00 PM

Depictions of black women in popular culture have long surpassed the 'mammy' archetype. Let's talk about Teresa Graves in Get Christie Love (1974), for starters.

A Tale of How Great Journalism Became Revisionist History: Grambling State U Football | 31 Jan 2012 // 3:00 PM

For all of the good will and good information generated by focusing on Grambling, there is still a deeper story to be told about the other great black college football programs and coaches.

//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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