People Are Talking: Images of Black Men in America

About This Item

An episode of KPIX-TV's People Are Talking, examining images and challenging stereotypes of black men in American society, presented by Ann Fraser and Ross McGowan on January 15th 1988. Features discussion with members of the audience and guests Huey P. Newton, Ishmael Reed and Jawanza Kunjufu. This program was aired to honor Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday.

Type of material
3/4" U-matic video tape
Rights for this video belong to
Date aired
Originally aired on

Related Items


im a neo nazi,ihate black people,idare you to foul my air,you cant do any thing to me at all.seg hile!!!!

im  a neo nazi at

This is stupid.... i love black people/ <3

What are white people still so angry about?  White power?  You've been so good to the blacks that's why whites are killing blacks with microwave weapons, electromagnetic frequency weapons, eugenics, genocide, elf, electric fields, psychotropic drugs, MK Ultra programs, and insane assylums. This is how good the white man treats blacks people.  White man has plans to kill blacks everyday.  The prison system shouldn't be a plantation and a nasty killing field and whites shouldn't sponsor drug trafficking, slavery, sex slavery,but they continue to act like criminal gangsters.  White people run the world, so we're doomed.  No freedom.

Sir mujhe is work ko karna hai

Jon go sit down. White people didn't make any of us Movie stars, Basketball players. Those people worked hard for what they wanted out of this life just like how blacks back in the day fought to for their freedom, their right to vote, and for the very first black president. We fought for those things nobody handed it to us so please do not go there. Majority of black people help themselves not all of us are looking for handouts from white people!! The way the media presents blacks is false. They take that image and run with it. There is more to all of us. Take the time & look past the stereotypes!!

Give me a break, this is from the 80's. Blacks have it 100% easier than whites now a days and that needs to stop. You people preach that we are all equal but then you go and try to run ole whitey out of town. You take their jobs, women, life styles, etc. What a bunch of lieing hypocrits. Black americans have it so much easier than the blacks in all other black countries combined and they are better off because of ole whitey helping them achieve this. If you people really were good hearted people you would be saying good things about your fellow white americans instead of bashing them and insulting them at every corner. WE have made you people movie stars, pro athletes, famous musicians, leaders in politics, doctors, teachers, business owners, etc and you still in this day preach were the evil ones. TAKE A LOOK IN THE MIRROR.

I have been trying to establish a studio for black and ethnic TV and Film projects. If you go to sign in and look for international black talent, Black Star Film.LTD, and World Fight Channel Network all intellectual properties own by a Black American, I believe that the only way to make the dream a reality is to live. Of course I have run into the same racist organization, Police, Citizen in Homeland Security, Hollywood, and ethnic groups who make their living off of contemporary establishments?! I have done it once I can do it again and we will be an equal opportunity employer, something the 1 percent can;t stand?! Check me out at those sites at or email me if I could be of any support? POWER TO THE PEOPLE, FREEDOM OF THE SOUL, AND PASS IT ON TO THE YOUNG AN OLD!

To just stop spending your money on negative media does not stop or change the portrayal of a persons actions. Stand up and change through behavior and be the person you want people to think you are. Case in point by putting a price on Zimmermans head makes the organization look like the no account klansmen of the past. Act like decent people and be perceived as decent people.

As a member of the African American community, it is our responsibility to improve the negative media images of African American males. We must stop spending money on media that prefers to focus on the negative behaviors of black boys and men instead of focusing on the positive changes African American women and men are making daily.

Add comment