Why The Real Can’t Keep a Black a Woman

Why The Real Can’t Keep a Black a Woman

This week, amidst global unrest, The Real Co-host Amanda Seales announced her departure from the daytime show. The announcement comes six months after Seales' addition to the table and five years after Tamar Braxton’s ejection from the talk show series.  Seales and Braxton brought vastly different components to the table, but both are outspoken Black [...]

The Real, Amanda Seales, and Centralizing White Comfort

The Real, Amanda Seales, and Centralizing White Comfort

After years of not watching, to viewing clips of recently hired co-host Amanda Seales’ in her new role, I stmbled across what is truly bothersome about The Real. It does not take long to realize that the discussions, though seemingly anchored in the non-white experience, is hardly about the non-black woman in America. Rather, The [...]

Fox Five and the Fabricated “Diversity Initiative”

Fox Five and the Fabricated “Diversity Initiative”

Fox, is no exception to the fad of race- blackness in particular, as profitable. Between their new smash Empire, The Real-Daytime talk show and actress Stacy Dash as Fox news correspondent, Fox appears a strong supporter of contemporary culture’s unstated “diversity initiative.” Contemporary media deceives its overt inclusion of formerly limited on excluded demographics. However, [...]