While scrolling Tumblr toady I stumbled upon a post ChescaLei‘s blog that featured Erica Alexander who is probably best known for her role as Maxine Shaw on the 90’s sitcom, Living Single. In the video that was posted on MadameNoire’s YouTube page, Erica speaks to why white executives only cast blacks in stereotypical roles.
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I must say that I agree with all of Erica had to say in this video. I totally agree that black television changed after 90’s shows such as Living Single and Martin went off the air. With the exception of Scandal, there are no series that have an African-Americans in a lead role on prime time television.
Sure you can find blacks in lead roles over on BET, TVOne, and OWN, but not on network television. If you don’t have cable television you wouldn’t see these shows. This is shame because African-Americans are very talented and could flourish on network television execs cast them.
Whut say you?