The Table Are Turned

LIVING SINGLE

Not everybody liked Living Single in the beginning – as a matter of fact, many critics said that it was just another sitcom with an urban setting, which twitched a bit on the concept and thus became a moderate hit. The twitch was a double one, with one improvement being the more realistic approach of […]

Keep Your Head Up

Queen Latifah in Living Single

At the end of the 23rd episode from the 1st season, Living Single features a Queen Latifah song which best describes the counter-movement against the image created about African American women. Whether we are talking about movies, or about songs (hip-hop especially), or about any other kind of medium, the woman is very often referred […]

Madea: Playing The Devil’s Advocate

Tyler Perry's Madea

Upon writing this article, the words of Spike Lee came into my mind: We’ve got a black president and we’re going back. The image is troubling and it harkens back to Amos ‘n’ Andy. And, for what it’s worth, he seems to be right: Tyler Perry does perpetuate the same stereotypes concerning the African-Americans. However, […]

A Different Kind of Saving

Living Single

Nowadays, there is a different kind of stereotype being formed as to how African-American women are perceived. Nowadays, whenever the black woman appears on the screen you know that some problems will be solved: whether it is Olivia Pope in Scandal, or Michonne in The Walking Dead, or Lt. Abbie Mills in Sleepy Hollow, these […]