Dr. Vibe hosts of conversation with a group men in which their share about the history of Black men on television
As black men, what role has television played in their lives—in the past and in the present?
Are Blacks demanding a better portrayal Black men on television?
Do they think it’s better to have mostly positive black male characters on TV, or is it best to have a mixture of different kinds of black male characters on TV?
Why do they feel that are there more strong black women starring in their own popular TV shows today than strong black men?
Over the years, black men have seemed to find more success by starring in comedic sitcoms than they do in hour-long dramas—why do they think think that is?
In their opinion, past or present, what do they think are some of the WORST black male characters that you’ve seen on TV—and why?
In their opinion, past or present, what do they think are some of the BEST black male characters that you’ve seen on TV—and why?
Do they think that black people even care about how black men are portrayed on fictional television shows? If so, then why? And if not, then why not?
If they had to recommend to our listeners just one TV show to watch that features a black male character, what show and what character would that be—and why should they watch it?
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