Flying Lotus’ ‘You’re Dead!’ Shows That Vulnerable Black Males Are Not Unicorns

Flying Lotus’ ‘You’re Dead!’ Shows That Vulnerable Black Males Are Not Unicorns

Flying Lotus’ “You’re Dead!” album dropped about two weeks ago, and the album has been playing almost non-stop on my iPhone since I was able to get my hands on it. I can probably make a case for why each individual song is life-changing and necessary to your life but there is one song that stuck out in my black feminist mind as darn near revolutionary—The Boys Who Died in Their Sleep.FlyLo Cover

The morbid…

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"Dear White People’s Naomi Ko Speaks on Taking What’s Hers & Changing the Face of Hollywood

Dear White People hit select theaters this past Friday, with a nationwide release scheduled to occur on Friday, October 24. It has been heralded as a necessary and game-changing film about race relations in what is viewed as ‘post-racial’ America, but beyond that, it is a nuanced and hilarious story about being a black student on a predominately white college campus.

The Visibility Project had a…

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FIRST LOOK| Color TV for the Week of Sunday, October 19

Take a look at some photos from this week’s episodes of Color TV. For more on these shows and the rest of the Color TV lineup visit TheVisibilityProject.com

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The Good Wife (CBS) “Shiny Objects” | Sunday, 9/8c
Brooklyn Nine-Nine (FOX) “Halloween II” | Sunday, 8:30/7:30c
Mulaney (FOX) “Halloween” | Sunday, 9:30/8:30c
Gotham (FOX) “Viper” | Monday, 8/7c
Sleepy Hollow (FOX) “Weeping Lady” | Monday, 9/8c
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D (ABC) “A Hen in the Wolf House” | Tuesday, 9/8c
NCIS: New Orleans (CBS) “It Happened Last Night” | Tuesday, 9/8c
Chicago Fire (NBC) “The Nuclear Option” | Tuesday, 10/9c
Forever (ABC) “The Frustrating Thing About Psychopaths” | Tuesday, 10/9c
Selfie (ABC) “Nugget of Wisdom” | Tuesday 8/7c
The Mysteries of Laura (NBC) “The Mystery of the Red Runway” | Wednesday, 8/7c
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (NBC) “Pornstar’s Requiem” | Wednesday, 9/8c
Chicago P.D. (NBC) “An Honest Woman” | Wednesday, 10/9c
Black-ish (FOX) “Crime and Punishment” | Wednesday, 9:30/8:30c
Grey’s Anatomy (ABC) “Bend & Break” | Thursday, 8/7c
Scandal (ABC) “The Key” | Thursday, 9/8c
How To Get Away With Murder (ABC) “We’re Not Friends” | Thursday, 10/9c
Bad Judge (NBC) “Knife to a Gunfight” | Thursday, 9/8c
Cristela (ABC) “Equal Pay” | Friday, 8:30/7:30c

2 For 2: Actress and Artistic Muse Nia Jervier Dishes on ‘Dear White People’

After months of watching teaser after teaser for “Dear White People,” the national release day is upon us! Though you might not know exactly what the film is about you already know you want to see it and you want to see it right now! On top of the multitude of reasons you’ve already compiled in your mind about why you need to see this film,  actor Nia Jerviertells us why “Dear White People” has…

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BEST OF: A Definitive (except not really) List of the 5 Best ‘#DearWhitePeople’ Sketches http://tlrd.co/1wdnpOJ

Earlier this week we shared our favorite ‘Dear White People’ sketches with you. You could easily start at the beginning of the playlist and have your self a nice long laugh as sketch after sketch rolls.

‘Dear White People’s Naomi Ko on Avoiding the Asian Representation Trap and Being a Millennial of Color

‘Dear White People’s’ Naomi Ko On Avoiding the Asian Representation Trap and Being A Millennial of Color http://tlrd.co/1v64C7K

On Skype, from two time zones away, interviewing actress and writer Naomi Ko feels a lot more like checking in with an old friend. I’m barely through testing out the audio when she asks to pause.

“Hold on, “ she says, getting up to close the door. “My roommates have this dog, so if it gets too loud, just let me know.”

The very millennial moment (I had shut the door between me and my own roommate,…

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This is easily the most colorful season of television yet. There are more than 100 television shows currently on air with people of color, women in a lead role, and/or members of the LGBTQ+ community among the list of characters.

Ranking television and film based on diversity isn’t an exact science, much like the Bechdel Test isn’t foolproof. Representation is about more than just meeting a gender or color quota. So there are characters of color – are they main characters or supporting? How much screen time to they get? Is the character developed, multi-dimensional and complicated or are they just plot devices? Is their race, ethnicity, gender or sexual orientation largely ignored or glossed over or is it addressed and part of the character’s story?

We’ve taken many if not all of those factors and variables into account and come up with what we think is a pretty good way to determine the most diverse shows on television. In the coming weeks after all of the fall shows have premiered we’ll reveal that list.

In the meantime, these are the shows we’re paying attention to this fall, our primetime shows. Expect reviews, recaps, interviews, first look galleries and more related to the shows on this schedule.

Live Tweet with us every night, Sunday – Friday @TheViPSoapbox!

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FIRST LOOK| Color TV for the Week of Sunday, October 12

Take a look at some photos from this week’s episodes of Color TV. For more on these shows and the rest of the Color TV lineup visit TheVisibilityProject.com

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The Good Wife (CBS) “Oppo Research” | Sunday, 9/8c
Brooklyn Nine-Nine (FOX) “Jimmy Jab Games” | Sunday, 8:30/7:30c
Gotham (FOX) “Arkham” | Monday, 8/7c
Sleepy Hollow (FOX) “Go Where I Send Thee” | Monday, 9/8c
The Mindy Project (FOX) “The Devil Wears Lands’ End” | Tuesday, 9:30/8:30c
New Girl (FOX) “Landline” | Tuesday, 9/8c
NCIS: New Orleans (CBS) “The Recruits” | Tuesday, 9/8c
Chicago Fire (NBC) “Apologies Are Dangerous” | Tuesday, 10/9c
Forever (ABC) “The Pugilist Break” | Tuesday, 10/9c
Selfie (ABC) “A Little Yelp From My Friends” | Tuesday 8/7c
The Mysteries of Laura (NBC) “The Mystery of the Terminal Tenant” | Wednesday, 8/7c
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (NBC) “Holden’s Manifesto” | Wednesday, 9/8c
Chicago P.D. (NBC) “Chicken, Dynamite, Chainsaw” | Wednesday, 10/9c
Red Band Society (FOX) “So Tell Me What You Want” | Wednesday, 9/8c
Black-ish (FOX) “Crazy Mom” | Wednesday, 9:30/8:30c
Grey’s Anatomy (ABC) “Only Mama Knows” | Thursday, 8/7c
Scandal (ABC) “Like Father, Like Daughter” | Thursday, 9/8c
How To Get Away With Murder (ABC) “Let’s Get to Scooping” | Thursday, 10/9c
Bad Judge (NBC) “One Brave Waitress” | Thursday, 9/8c
Bones (FOX) “The Geek In The Guck” | Thursday, 8/7c
Cristela (ABC) “Soul Mates” | Friday, 8:30/7:30c

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