Dr. Todd Steven Burroughs was on hand to for the launch of our new segment, Live From Channel Zero w Ericka Blount Danois, our new weekly look at “popular culture” from a Black perspective. We three chopped it up about the seminal television program Soul! and the recent Soul Summit, Boardwalk Empire and more!
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So can we say that Soul Train (as great as it was) was the safe version of Soul??? They had to give Black people something, since it was back at the time when we were actually a constituency with demands, and we definitely could not have a show that brought Kwame Toure on the TV.
Skip gates, an editor from the root and an over promotional emphasis on homosexuality as modern normalcy… are we at some future gradualism ASCAC conference or is this about Black Power media of the past?
It’s a crying shame that “Skip” Gates forever is aired on PBS & no other progressive Afrikan historian is allowed air time. Can you watch any segments of Soul! on YouTube? Who were the producers of Soul? Its amazing that cointelpro allowed it to last as long as it did.
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