Rooti Dolls Aim To Foster African Pride, End Up a Hit/Miss

Since the '80s and early-'90s days of Christie, Barbie's black friend, Mattel has tried to repair the damage done to young African-American girls' self-image with 2009's So In Style line of African-American Barbies with "fuller noses" and "fuller lips" rather than simply choosing a brown shade of plastic and using the… » 10/06/12 2:30pm 10/06/12 2:30pm

What Ever Happened To The Black Television Sitcom?

One of my favorite sitcoms of all time is "A Different World," the "Cosby Show" spin-off series that followed the lives of students at Hillman College, a fictional historically black college located in Virginia. Though the series had a slow first season, "A Different World" ultimately managed to captivate audiences… » 5/26/11 6:05pm 5/26/11 6:05pm