Black In America – A CNN Investigation

June 12, 2008 by Don Of Dons  
Filed under .Voice of The Hood

Black In America- A CNN Investigation-Airing July 23rd &24th
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“Black in America: The Black Man, Wednesday, July 23, 9 p.m. (two hours)
Perhaps the most misreported group in America today, black men are often stereotypically depicted in the media as convicts, gang members and absentee fathers. Told through the personal stories of graduates of the 1968 class of Little Rock Central High School, their sons and grandsons, for The Black Man, Soledad O’Brien seeks to determine whether life is better for black men now than it was 40 years ago. She reports on the disparities between blacks and whites in educational, career and economic achievement and factors leading to the devastating rates of black male incarceration. Contributing expert analysis are Harvard economist Dr. Roland Fryer, Princeton professor Dr. Devah Pager, journalist/social commentator Ellis Cose; and Georgetown University professor Dr. Michael Eric Dyson; and others. O’Brien reports on successes and dissects myths to explore the state of black men in America today.

Black in America: Black Women & Family, Thursday, July 24, 9 p.m. (two hours)
In this installment of Black in America, O’Brien, examines the unique and varied experiences of black women and families in America. O’Brien looks at the reasons behind the disturbing statistics on single parenthood, disparities between black and white students in the classroom, and the devastating toll of HIV/AIDS on black women. The Black Women & Family yields insights into black achievements and struggles and perspectives on King’s hopes for progress. The documentary is told through the experiences of the Houston-based Rand family with expert commentary from economist and Bennett College president Julianne Malveaux, Essence magazine editor-in-chief Angela Burt-Murray, Dallas-based preacher and life coach Bishop T.D. Jakes, TV/radio personality Michael Baisden, entrepreneur and activist Russell Simmons, actor Vanessa Williams, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention researcher Dr. Camara Jones and others.”


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5 Comments on "Black In America – A CNN Investigation"

  1. napps126 on Thu, 12th Jun 2008 7:08 pm 

    i gotta see this…

  2. bstar on Fri, 13th Jun 2008 1:12 am 

    this is not gonna be good…not gonna be good…they gonna water down our problems…not gonna address slavery properly…thee jews always address the holocaust and that shit had nothing on slavery…15 years vs 400+ years? It aint right yo…Martin Luther King aint our only hero! They would never mention any defiant black hero! wheres Africa in all of this? We are from Africa y’know? America and Europe robbed us and raped our country..and they aint gonna incriminate themselves on no damn cnn…we need our own cnn …our own country and culture…we cant kep dependin on these crackers to tell us shit…i know u dont get it…cuz u been dumbed down…by this…colonialism..religion..consumerism..and shows like this are just gonna keep perpetuatin it…its not gonna have a solution..its gonna act like we really dont have much problems and goin to there schools to pay chunks of money and be conditioned is the answer..some bill cosby shit…lame

  3. bstar on Fri, 13th Jun 2008 1:13 am 

    i think that was the record for the longest smartenupnas comment…btw smartenupniggas

  4. F£V£R on Fri, 13th Jun 2008 9:32 am 

    Bstar…real talk

  5. Southern Sovereign on Fri, 13th Jun 2008 3:17 pm 

    i’m with you bstar

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