Why We Need More Black Women as News Decision-Makers

TV, print, radio and the online space need more black women making programming decisions behind-the-scenes at mainstream and independent news outlets.

Esther Armah attends the African American Literary Award Show at the Harlem Gatehouse Sept. 24, 2009, in New York City.
Esther Armah attends the African American Literary Award Show at the Harlem Gatehouse Sept. 24, 2009, in New York City. Jemal Countess/Getty Images

Mark Anthony Neal is a professor of African and African-American studies at Duke University and a fellow at the Hiphop Archive and Research Institute at Harvard University’s Hutchins Center for African and African American Research. He is the author of several books, including Looking for Leroy: Illegible Black Masculinities. Follow him on Twitter.

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