CNN Sums Up The Black Experience

- By Bossip Staff Categories: News

Posted by Bossip Staff

CNN will be airing the first of its’ 2-part ground breaking documentary “Black in America” tonight. It would seem as though they think a topic this complex can be addressed in just two episodes. This could be rather interesting, but we can’t help but to wonder who exactly their real target audience is.

Click HERE for a glimpse of the two part series.

Comments

  • I'm Just Me (GIVE ME A QUARTER AND I'LL TELL YOU YOUR FORTUNE)

    FIRST

  • shesofine

    First…. they’ve ben talking about this on the radio

  • I'm Just Me (GIVE ME A QUARTER AND I'LL TELL YOU YOUR FORTUNE)

    LOOKING FORWARD TO THIS. WANT TO SEE WHAT THEY BRING TO LIGHT AND COMPARE IT TO HOW I FEEL

  • shesofine

    ^^^been^^^ Damn you I’m just me… I though I had it!🙂

  • I'm Just Me (GIVE ME A QUARTER AND I'LL TELL YOU YOUR FORTUNE)

    Sorry She Is So Fine😦

    First Runner Up Maybe😀

  • Aunt Viv

    I’m looking forward to this

  • Aunt Viv

    I respect Soledad O’Brien as a journalist

  • Ms.FSU/504

    I agree…I hope this is good.

  • Link9

    @Aunt Viv

    “I respect Soledad O’Brien as a journalist”

    Not to mention she fine as hell.

  • Shavon Denise

    Im glad someone is finally acknowledging that being Black or even being a minority in America is really a dichotomy about it. Like you really have to be bi-polar in order for you to be successful AND be able to go back to the people you grew up with. You can be from Baldwin Hills and your parents can teach you to maybe “fit in” and be as close to white as possible but you will never be looked at that way to the white people. So then if you’re completely hood, and one sided with the blackness you will never be successful. All the true successful Blacks who are in touch with the “Blackness” know that they are going to have to act one way in the streets and another at the office. You cant go back to where yo momma stay and talk corporate talk to the people on the streets because you goin get got. You still are being yourself, Im not saying you have to talk like Bryant Gumble but just knowing the proper language to use. I love the fact that I have to be muiti-dimensional because I feel like I can go ANYWHERE in America. The average white kid isnt taught anything other than his culture because that all he/she needs but as Black people we need to know how to play both sides if we are going to be truly successful AND still not forget where you come from.

  • MrBossMan

    Here We Go Again!

  • MrBossMan

    Treating black people like tourist attraction! But hopefully it has a good outlook to it! I am going to watch!

  • Aunt Viv

    LOL@Link9,

    Glad she will enhance your viewing experience lol🙂

  • Link9

    After watch that clip it looks good. It looks like they are going to talk about all categories of blacks in it: the black woman married to a white man, the upstanding father, the low down man, the strugging woman, etc. I’m going to watch. It’s a damn shame that this is not an every day show. SMH.

  • dayg715

    well, at least it’s not the Faux network doing it, or BET (which would use comedians as the “commentators”, and turn the whole series into a big joke). CNN is pretty unbiased (for the most part) when they report the news. should be interesting.

  • southern sway

    I am looking forward to this just to see what they came up with to make this. I think it will be very interesting on how they will perceive us on T.V and I hope they get the real people out there that goes through and still come out better then most that already have.

  • What the...

    just cause the Black experience is dynamic don’t mean the problems are that hard to explain. good a show without 5 segments of arguing who’s not keeping it real (*hip hop vs america*)

  • Suga Mo

    LOL@ hustleman

    “Negro friendly”

    They do a pretty good job considering… They are real careful to innovative without being extremely sensational. When the Iraq war started the had there cameras in battle on the front line….I was offended so I called up there (Im sure others did to)…. do you know they pulled the coverage off the air…Kudos to them. I simply explained that some people dont hear from there loved ones or can…so imagine if you were see ur loved one in battle on air or hurt. They try to be responsible to there viewers.

  • Suga Mo

    ” some poeple dont hear from there loved ones or CAN’T”

  • southernbella

    Why do we have to wait on CNN to tell us what we already know about ourselvs? Black people are alway waiting for something or someone to help them. They cant show us what’s going on with our own community in TWO episodes. It would take at least a month to talk about how slavery is the reason for the mindstate n@*gas is in today. (I’m saying we should make this an excuse, but it needs to be mentioned.

    CNN is only doing this to help white folks who are undecided about how to vote, vote. This will help them understand a portion of why we are they way we are. The only problem is, white folks are still not going to accept responsibility for their part.

    The cycle will never end.

  • Amazed

    This is a year long series. Its good CNN is reporting on different topics. We (as in Americans)spend tons of money and energy on foreign issues while we ignore the problems that need attention here.

  • http://lcrump127@optonline.net lolo127

    LOOKING VERY FORWARD TO WATCHING CNN TONIGHT,

    ALSO ANOTHER PART IS GOING TO BE ON TOO

    ON THE 24,JULY IF I’M CORRECTED..

    NOTICE THERES NOT MANY REPLYS ON THIS TOPIC

    THAT;S REAL TALK, MAYBE AFTER THEY SEE IT

    THEY WILL REPLY,,,,

  • original1

    hmmm????? With all due respect to the late great Martin Luther King Doc. I hope this is not another Martin doc. I love him but our history started before the civil rights movement. And our future is not based soley off of what happened in that time.

  • always knew

    @Shavon Denise– agree

    @ southern bella- everything you say is about the ‘slave’ mentality, when really freedom period is a state of mind..free from stress, free from working a job you hate, freedom to be what / who you want, maybe you’re the one that’s caught up on slavery times, although I think that the CNN special is both good and bad, they have a tendency to show, more negative than positive, but nevertheless, a glimpse of who we are, and even then, it’s not the full range of us. We are not monolithic, as some suggest. We have morals, standards and ideals, as well. Sometimes, with the way things are, we give ourselves excuses not to succeed, but overall, I think it’s a good thing. You have to recognize the issues before they can be fixed. Bill Cosby has been talking about this same stuff for years..I agree with some of the stuff, he says and I disagree with some of the stuff he says, but the bottomline, is we all need to learn acceptance and tolerance of people, that may not always look like us. The stereotypes need to stop….

  • datdude

    We do not need CNN to validate what we already know. I am not going to watch it.

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