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Dream Factory Deferred: Black Womanhood, History and Music Video By TaKeshia Brooks
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What has historically been the black woman’s place in the entertainment industry? Dream Factory Deferred chronicles the stage on which black female entertainers have been bound for decades.... More > Although black women have been successful for years on various levels of entertainment, there is still a price to be paid for this success. This book looks at the Hottentot history that has hounded black female entertainers since Sarah Bartmann, “the Hottentot Venus”, sensationalized Europe. By looking at the dynamics of three prominent black sex symbols, early forms of music video during the beginnings of the sound film era and the contemporary black press, Dream Factory Deferred places a group of women labeled as “neo-soul”, including Erykah Badu, Lauryn Hill, India Arie, Macy Gray, Meshell Ndegeocello, Jill Scott and Angie Stone, within this Hottentot history and illustrate how they attempt to recreate and reclaim representations of black womanhood through their music and visual representations.< Less
Season Two, Episode One By Inda Lauryn
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A woman runs an unusual business in the far north of Canada.
Life Begins at 30: What I've Learned So Far and Why You Don't Care By Inda Lauryn, TaKeshia Brooks
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What began as an experiment in writing challenges became a self-reflective examination of black women, pop culture and the media. Life Begins at 30 is a conversation exploring the mirror of the... More > large and small screens, music and books as seen through the eyes of a media intellectual. One scholarly paper and one short story are offered as bonus material alongside the essays.< Less