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American Culture


Strong Black Woman, Angry Black Woman -- these are topical and controversial terms in entertainment television. A new reality TV show premised on the "strong black woman" (Girlfriend Intervention") and a provocative New York Times review of the work of executive producer Shonda Rhimes ("Scandal," "How To Get Away With Murder") bring us to a discussion about the media's contemporary portrayal of African-American women with the Midday contributor Sheri Parks and media critic Heather Harris