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These 3 Black Women Are Aiming To Change The Face Of Talk Shows | Essence

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These 3 Black Women Are Aiming To Change The Face Of Talk Shows | Essence Cable networks and digital platforms are welcoming a diverse range of modern creatives who are now emboldened to develop their own audiences.

Africa Miranda, Sylvia Obell, African American Talk Show, Black Talk Show, Black History, African American History, KOLUMN Magazine, KOLUMN, Willoughby Avenue



Black female talk show hosts were once confined to slender, well-enunciated palatable women, chosen by executives who wanted to reach the broadest of audiences.

Everyone had the same safe opinions; the same clipped tone of voice. They wore the same jewel-toned pantsuits, and for a while, they even seemed to have the same awkward off-center part in their hair.

Because their appearance, speech patterns, and public personas were chiseled down to be as digestible as possible to a white audience, few Black women were entrusted to represent what America wanted to see from us.


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