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black•ish is okay•ish: It's No Cosby Show but I'll Stick Around to Watch

black•ish is okay•ish: It's No Cosby Show but I'll Stick Around to Watch | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

Hi Meltingpot Readers, Thanks to our robust Jewish community in Philadelphia, my kids' school was closed today, so I allowed them to stay up to watch the premier episode of ABC's black•ish last night.

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The post-racial revolution will be televised

The post-racial revolution will be televised | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
Still looking for post-racial America? Turn on the TV. A racial revolution is being televised, and vampires, zombies and headless horsemen are leading the way.
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Jacqueline Keeler's curator insight, March 24, 2014 1:55 PM

Ask Guggenheim and other creators of these sci-fi, fantasy and horror shows to elaborate, and they say the same things: We try to reflect the world we live in; we grew up with friends from different races so we don't like all-white backdrops; successful shows such as "Grey's Anatomy" and "Scandal" prove that all of TV is getting more diverse.

 

TV shows that hire more racially diverse casts and writing staffs attract more viewers, a 2012 UCLA study found. Cable shows with 30% to 40% minority casts brought in bigger audiences; shows with casts and writing staffs that were less than 10% minority had the lowest ratings, researchers at the Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies at UCLA concluded.

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Eve developing semi-autobiographical TV series

Eve developing semi-autobiographical TV series | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
Rapper EVE is developing a semi-autobiographical TV series based on her relationship with fiance MAXIMILLION COOPER.
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Interracial Relationships in TV Comedies are Hopefully On the Rise

ABC is making not one but two comedies about interracial relationships next season, and both have prominent African American women at the helm. Eve will be producing and starring in a new
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TV Show’s Portrait of the Mixed Experience | Mixed Roots Stories

TV Show’s Portrait of the Mixed Experience | Mixed Roots Stories | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it

If you are at all interested in media representations of the Mixed experience, The Neighbors is an important situation comedy to watch. It airs on ABC at 8:30 (7:30 Central) and is in its second season.

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The importance of feeling seen: Why interracial families on commercials matter

The importance of feeling seen: Why interracial families on commercials matter | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
When advertisers ignore diversity, it's because they think some lives don't count. But ads are getting better
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Diaspora Dialogues: We Are Familia

Diaspora Dialogues: We Are Familia | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
Last month, I had the chance to connect with writer/creator James Jones about his amazing project "We Are Familia".   As a writer myself, I was really excited to connect with the creator of the sho...
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Swiffer's New Ad Features A Real Multi-Racial Couple And An Amputee Dad Who Cleans The House

Swiffer's New Ad Features A Real Multi-Racial Couple And An Amputee Dad Who Cleans The House | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
A new Swiffer commercial may initially seem like it's trying too hard, but it features a real family with a story relevant to the cleaning product.
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Tiffany Jones (almost) on Katie Couric show

Tiffany Jones (almost) on Katie Couric show | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
For the full story (as if I'm even offering a fraction here), watch this:
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Cheerios Will Air A Super Bowl Ad From The Team Behind Its Huge Mixed-Race Family Spot [THE BRIEF]

Cheerios Will Air A Super Bowl Ad From The Team Behind Its Huge Mixed-Race Family Spot [THE BRIEF] | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
Cheerios Will Air A Super Bowl Ad From The Team Behind Its Huge Mixed-Race Family Spot [THE BRIEF] TNT and Deutsch NY are tweeting out the screenplay of the three-week drama "Mob City" with the hopes of drawing in viewers for the first episode,...
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TV's First Interracial Kiss

TV's First Interracial Kiss | Mixed American Life | Scoop.it
Neatorama presents a guest post from actor, comedian, and voiceover artist Eddie Deezen. Visit Eddie at his website.The story of TV's first-ever interracial kiss is actually one of the medium's biggest urban legends.
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