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Old 07-22-2008, 10:33 PM
TwinSwords TwinSwords is offline
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Default Black In America

"Black In America": Exploring The Gap, In Order To Close It

Last night, CNN hosted a screening of "Black In America," the four-hour documentary focusing on what it means to be black and living in America today, as part of a family, the black community and the larger national community, and the hardships being part of the former have entailed in being part of the latter. CNN anchor and special correspondent Soledad O'Brien, who comes from a mixed-race background (her mother was a black Cuban, her father Australian), has been working with her team on the project for the last 18 months, and it is scheduled to air on July 23rd and 24th on CNN. Last night's partial preview screened before an overflow audience in the Time Warner Center (literally, there was a separate room set up because the TWC theater was full, even for standing-room only).

"The Black Woman & Family" airs on July 23rd, the first of two parts, and looks at single parenthood among black families, black women in the workplace, and the effects of HIV/AIDS on black communities.

"The Black Man," which airs on July 24th, examining issues like educational disparities between blacks and whites, black men and fatherhood, and high rates of incarceration for black men. No doubt there are many correlations between the two parts. "The Black Man" also traces the stories of some graduates of Little Rock, Arkansas' Central High School Class of 1968, the year that Martin Luther King was assassinated.

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