Well, EMusic finally fixed their little link-to-item problem. Meaning that if, for some odd reason, I felt really enthusiastic about:
Piece And Love by Meg Lee Chin (Invisible Records)
I could link directly to it, rather than using one of the generic banners. Not at cure-for-cancer levels in the grand scheme of things, but I like Meg. And am still on her mailing list, now that I think about it. Boy, they've been quiet for a while. . .
Oh, and this really deserves an in-depth, critical analysis. But I'm me. So forget that.
Prime Time in Black and White is a five-year, longitudinal study of 1) the on-screen presence of black Americans in prime-time network television and 2) of issues pertaining to behind-the-scenes control.
[lots of worthwhile information ignored so I can go for the cheap joke]
Table 1: Top 5 and bottom 5 shows in terms of the
percentage of characters that were black
Top:1. Girlfriends (UPN) [sitcom] 89%
2. One On One (UPN) [sitcom] 88%
3. My Wife and Kids (ABC) [sitcom] 83%
4. The Parkers (UPN) [sitcom] 79%
5. Early Edition (CBS)* [drama] 76%
Bottom:1. Just Shoot Me (NBC) [sitcom] 0%
2. Dharma and Greg (ABC) [sitcom] 0%
3. Three Sisters (NBC) [sitcom] 0%
4. Dawson's Creek (WB) [drama] 0%
5. Sabrina (WB) [sitcom] 0%
Yes, there's a piece about this in Bitch. Shut up. I cannot escape my destiny.