Thad Mumford, Pioneering African-American Writer for ‘MASH,’ ‘Electric Company,’ Dies at 67

Thaddeus Q. Mumford, a pioneering African-American TV writer-producer who worked on shows ranging from “MASH” to “The Electric Company” to “Blue’s Clues,” has died after a long illness. He was 67. Mumford died Sept. 6 at his father’s home in Silver Spring, Md., according to his sister-in-law, Donna Coleman. With his longtime writing partner Dan […]



A ‘Queen Sugar’ Rush Heralds a ‘Silver Age’ for African-American TV

Facing a television landscape more competitive than ever, OWN and BET have added creative ambition to their business models.
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If Trump Praised Other Historic African-American Figures Like He Did Frederick Douglass

On Wednesday, while touting the United States’ rich African-American history for the start of Black History Month, President Donald Trump praised abolitionist and writer Frederick Douglass as “an example of somebody who has done an amazing job and is being recognized more and more, I notice.”

OK, sure. … “Really, fantastic job, Fred. Simply top notch.”

Here’s how Donald Trump praised other legendary African-American figures of history. (OK, in our imaginations.)

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Great African-American Writers: Seven Books (Boxed Set)

Great African-American Writers: Seven Books (Boxed Set)

From memoirs to poetry to essays, this set of seven books is a collection of some of the most well-known African American literature ever written. Here you’ll learn about the slavery experiences of Frederick Douglass, Sojourner Truth, and Booker T. Washington; W.E.B. Du Bois’ essays on ways that life for blacks could be improved, the problems they faced, and more; and a large selection of poetry. Included in the set are the following titles:The Souls of Black Folk (W.E.B. Du Bois)Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass (Frederick Douglass)Selected Poems (Paul Laurence Dunbar)The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man (James Weldon Johnson)Up From Slavery (Booker T. Washington)African-American Poetry: An Anthology, 1773-1927Narrative of Sojourner Truth (Sojourner Truth)Product DetailsDimensions: 5 1/4” W x 8” HISBN: 978-0-486-29995-2Published by Dover Publications
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Weight Loss for African-American Women: An Eight-Week Guide to Better Health

Weight Loss for African-American Women: An Eight-Week Guide to Better Health

Offering a new approach to weight loss tailored specifically to black women, this guide empowers women to develop skills for weight management and healthy living. Providing simple nutritional information and exercises, it addresses the common misconceptions of many so-called diets–almost all of which overlook or ignore the ethnicity component so essential to black women–and replaces them with a sound, culturally sensitive plan for black women to lose weight and stay healthy. An appendix of health-care resources includes advice on finding a physician, alternative health clinics, fitness centers, and public health facilities, and a glossary explains common medical and nutrition terms.
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Who Set You Flowin’?: The African-American Migration Narrative

Who Set You Flowin’?: The African-American Migration Narrative

Twentieth-century America has witnessed the most widespread and sustained movement of African-Americans from the South to urban centers in the North. Who Set You Flowin’? examines the impact of this dislocation and urbanization, identifying the resulting Migration Narratives as a major genre in African-American cultural production. Griffin takes an interdisciplinary approach with readings of several literary texts, migrant correspondence, painting, photography, rap music, blues, and rhythm and blues. From these various sources Griffin isolates the tropes of Ancestor, Stranger, and Safe Space, which, though common to all Migration Narratives, vary in their portrayal. She argues that the emergence of a dominant portrayal of these tropes is the product of the historical and political moment, often challenged by alternative portrayals in other texts or artistic forms, as well as intra-textually. Richard Wright’s bleak, yet cosmopolitan portraits were countered by Dorothy West’s longing for Black Southern communities. Ralph Ellison, while continuing Wright’s vision, reexamined the significance of Black Southern culture. Griffin concludes with Toni Morrison embracing the South as a site of African-American history and culture, a place to be redeemed.

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