Category Archives: Media and identity Construction

Target vs. Total Market: The Paradox of Diverse Mainstream Content

In Lind (Ed.). Race/Gender/Class/Media: Considering Diversity Across Audiences, Content, and Producers (4th Edition). Routledge. Available at amazon.com/Race-Gender-Class-Media-Considering/dp/1138069795. It’s here! So excited to be included in such a great collection!! pic.twitter.com/e6XBr1Qt44 — Charisse L'Pree, PhD (@charisselpree) June 21, 2019

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Developing and Defending Mixed Identity: Lessons from the Caribbean Diaspora

With parents from Trinidad and Tobago, Ken says he is one‐third Chinese, one‐sixth Scottish, one‐fourth African, two‐sevenths Amerindian, one‐seventh Welsh, half Trinidadian, one‐tenth Barbadian, four‐fifths Guyanese, and therefore, a “true true full‐ blooded West Indian stereotype.” (Ken Corsbie in Dindayal, … Continue reading

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Chatting about Diversity Education in Media with Joy Reid

On Tuesday, I had the awesome honor and privilege to chat with Joy Reid, MSNBC correspondent and host of AMJoy, about her definitions of diversity, and the experience of teaching diversity and inclusion classes to the next generation of media … Continue reading

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What is Blackness?

Blackness involved an awareness of one’s history, a shared experience, and a comfort in one’s current skin with an idealized hope for the future. Continue reading

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Mary Tyler Moore: The Exemplary Disruption of the Single City Girl now available at flowjournal.org

https://www.flowjournal.org/2017/02/disruption-of-the-single-city-girl-archetype/ This weekend, I met Jay Sandrich, director/producer on The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Cosby Show, A Different World, SOAP, Benson, Empty Nest, It Takes Two, The Tony Randall Show, Golden Girls, and more. He liked my essay, but thought … Continue reading

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Inside the Label on BET

Last night, I made my national television debut as an expert on BET’s Inside the Label: “Grand Hustle.” I was tapped to talk about the intersection of race, gender, technology, and business. It was an honor to be part of such … Continue reading

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