Shades of Black on Homicide: Life on the Street: Progress in Portrayals of African American Men

  title={Shades of Black on Homicide: Life on the Street: Progress in Portrayals of African American Men},
  author={Thomas A. Mascaro},
  journal={Journal of Popular Film and Television},
  pages={10 - 19}
Although scholars endorse Frank's Place as a model of televised black culture, that series lasted only one season—not enough to explore the varied characteristics of African Americans. Homicide: Life on the Street, largely ignored in the literature, survived seven seasons and gave black actors freedom to develop a richer portrait of differences that define African American men. 

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