Talking Black is a series of debates and conversations on tech, business and pop-culture issues, hosted by our very own Medvis Jackson and Brittany N. Williams. The goal of the show is to challenge, inspire and inform. Join the discussion on Twitter and other social media with the hashtag #TalkingBlack
Black Twitter is a term which has become increasingly used to describe the communal and hyper-active group of Twitter users which often discuss social issues, politics and pop culture as it relates to various black communities. Is the term insultingly over-simplistic or is the term a valid description for a powerful and growing digital community.
Episode 1 | Is the term "Black Twitter" offensive?
In early 2016, Grammy and Oscar award nominations were announced and a public outcry began about the lack of nominations for non-white and especially African-American acting talent. In this second episode of Talk Black, Medvis and Brittany discuss whether this outcry is merited and whether these awards are even important to the well being of black art forms. #talkingblack.