Interview/Overview of Black Representation on Screen w/ Newsy Reporter Ashley Holt

This clip shows the Newsy team and reporter Ashley Holt explaining early “Black Representation on Screen” and recent examples of both positive and negative stereotypes . The article is called “Black Representation on Screen has Evolved and Needs to Continue…”

My interview comes towards the latter part of the presentation at about 6:35 on the timeline. Holt and I do a Q & A about early depictions of black actors/actresses and how #strongblacklead initiative has emphasized the importance of diverse and more positive perspectives of the African diaspora (based on the 1940s picture/Renaissance).

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