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    I Survived

    When Magic Johnson famously announced he has HIV, it wasn't clear how long he'd live. Twenty years later, he tells of his struggles, fears, and triumphs.
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    Reality TV Trashes Black Women

    From Oxygen’s Bad Girls to Bravo’s Real Housewives franchise, the small screen is awash with black females who roll their eyes, bob their heads, snap their fingers, talk trash, and otherwise reinforce the ugly stereotype of the “angry black woman.”
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    Is Oprah’s Network Too White?

    Farah J. Griffin’s 82-year-old mother, Wilhelmenia, hasn’t missed an episode of "The Oprah Winfrey Show" since it debuted nearly 20 years ago. So when Winfrey’s 24-hour Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) debuted on Jan. 1, Griffin upgraded her mother’s cable package so she could watch from her Philadelphia home. Only now, Griffin wants more for her money.
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    Where Are the Realistic Black TV Characters?

    After just one month on the air, NBC canceled the new spy drama "Undercovers." Some people blame the show’s writing, but it might have to do with something else: race. Though we have a black president in the White House, Hollywood is still neglecting black characters on the small screen.
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    Janet Jackson: In Control

    Why do men always try to protect Michael’s little sister? With a new movie, look, and perspective on life after a painful year, Miss Jackson is serving notice: she can handle her own bruise control.
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    Gabby Sidibe: Cover Girl?

    Let me make this point from the very top: Gabourey Sidibe is a wonderful actress. She was pitch-perfect as the abused and ultimately triumphant teenager in "Precious" and rightly deserved her Oscar nomination for best actress. Watching a smart and talented African-American woman get her due in these racially tense times is something that always makes me cheer.

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