This is the initial campaign for my new book and documentary, "THE NEW MINSTREL SHOW: Coonery and Buffoonery in 21st Century Black Entertainment"......I initially wanted actual pictures of people like some of Tyler Perry's characters, Married to Medicine, Nene Leakes, Lil Wayne, etc....but there would be legal issues in so doing.
The images of blacks in the dominant society's media have regressed to the point where Amos and Andy would look like pro black radicals....
What is the impact of this on black children?
What is the impact on how non-blacks who are in state and Federal Government and make policy view us...?
Is there a purpose for depicting black women as hyper aggressive, angry, loud bullies?
Why are black men portrayed as inarticulate, uneducated thugs and gangsters by the media?
Why are some blacks so eager to fall into those stereotypes for the sake of a dollar?What, from a scientific perspective, is the impact of negative imagery on the black psyche...?
Are homosexual black men the new sidekicks and mammies for black women on reality TV...?
I will also rate, on a "coon scale", with each entertainer, how they fall in the cartoonish, negative imagery of their portrayals.
I am working on both a book and a documentary on this topic....
I am looking to raise $8,500 to $10,000 for both...
( The book is 100% SELF PUBLISHED, and the documentary will be 100% INDEPENDENT, as to avoid being watered down by mainstream book publishing houses executives and editors).
In this book, I will focus on the ratchet, ignorant,(or as some folks say,"ignant"), stereotypical imagery of black folks on television, in Hollywood, in sports, politics and in music. It will be both deep and entertaining, so get ready! Look for it sometime in late fall 2014/early winter 2014!!!!!!!!!!!
THE NEW MINSTREL SHOW: COONERY AND BUFFOONERY IN 21ST CENTURY BLACK ENTERTAINMENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!
COMING SOON! WITH YOUR HELP!
CLICK HERE TO DONATE TO THE CAMPAIGN!!!!!!!!!!!!!