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African Americans

  • BET - Welcome to Black Entertainment Television.  BET is the leading African American portal and urban music destination with information tailored to the preferences and needs of the African American and urban communities. 

  • Black Voices - The nation's preferred news, lifestyle, career and entertainment online destination for African-Americans. We give you the stories of the moment in news and entertainment from an African-American perspective and great new opportunities in our Career Center.

  • Essential Afro-Centric Comedy - This page is a one-stop directory to website links featuring sitcoms that have predominantly Black casts. Includes episode lists and images for such classic shows as Good Times, Hangin' with Mr. Cooper, Moesha,  Sanford and Son, Roc and The Wayans Brothers.

  • NABJ - The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) is an organization of journalists, students and media-related professionals that provides quality programs and services to and advocates on behalf of black journalists worldwide. Founded by 44 men and women on December 12, 1975, in Washington, D.C., NABJ is the largest organization of journalists of color in the world.

  • TBWT - Launched in 1996, TBWT chronicles the daily social, political, cultural and economic realities of Black communities and countries. Our correspondents and columnists will both report and interpret the news that these realities generate. We will focus both on news and features about blacks and general news of value and interest to blacks.

Asian American

  • AAJA - The Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) is a non-profit organization with approximately 1,700 members. With a history spanning over 20 years, AAJA has been at the forefront of change in the journalism industry.

  • Asian America - Provides unbiased and viewer-friendly content that informs and educates the general public about Asian countries and issues concerning Asian Americans. Includes topics on domestic & international politics, economics, culture, tourism, business, technology, and outstanding individuals. Asian America is the only American television program on Asian and Asian American issues. It broadcasts weekly in English and is nationally syndicated by PBS. Asian America made its debut in March 1994 on PBS station WNYE-TV Channel 25. See also Asia American,Net

  • Asian Week - Asian Week is the only English language, national newsweekly for Asian Pacific Americans. It has become the link for American born Asians to better understand their community. It has become a bridge for Asian immigrants to mainstream American culture. Likewise, it is the primary vehicle for mainstream America to learn of the concerns and aspirations of one of the country’s fastest growing communities. Includes an Arts & Entertainment section.

  • Gold Sea- An Asian American Supersite, Gold Sea is a wonderful compilation of all things Asian-American including a feature section on media and the entertainment industry.

  • The Workshop  - Welcome to the Asian American Actors Database, your place to find Asian and Asian American actors for your film, video, and theater projects. Actors are listed by gender and name. Please click on the links for headshots, bios, and contact information.

Hispanic American

  • ALMA Awards - Created in 1995, the Alma Awards (Alma is Spanish for “spirit” or “soul”) was born out of a direct response to negative stereotyping of Latinos in entertainment. The ALMA awards honor Latino performers for their outstanding artistic achievement, impact, and enhancement of the image of Latinos and promote fair, accurate, and balanced portrayals of Latinos in television, film, and music.

  • Hispanic Online - HispanicOnline, a Latino Web pioneer, is owned by Hispanic Publishing Corporation, which owns HISPANIC Magazine as well as Vista Magazine. Their mission: To offer more news, resources and entertainment options that are relevant to Latinos than any other site. HO features an Arts & Entertainment section.

  • HispanicSurf - The ultimate guide to the best Hispanic Web Sites. Hispanic Surf is an independent directory listing of the best Hispanic/Latino web sites on the Internet.  Launched in March 2000, this directory was created to give Internet users quick and easy access to the best Latin web sites on the Internet.

  • Hispanic PR - Miami-based, Hispanic PR Wire, Inc. is the premier news distribution service reaching U.S. Hispanic media, organizations and opinion leaders nationwide. No other company offers distribution to key Latino media and stakeholders nationwide that is as targeted, comprehensive and accurate as ours. Contains links to articles on the Entertainment Industry and Arts & Culture

  • Las Culturas - A directory to things related to the Hispanic culture. Includes links to Arts, Film & TV, Food, Geneology, History, Holiday, Organizations, etc.

  • NAHJ - The National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) is dedicated to the recognition and professional advancement of Hispanics in the news industry. Established in April 1984, NAHJ created a national voice and unified vision for all Hispanic journalists.

  • Telemundo - A major Spanish TV network airing programming to Hispanic-Americans in the United States.

  • Unavision - Spanish Television Network's home on the Internet for Hispanics. Get entertainment, news, sports, life and shopping. Participate in chats and forums and get a free Univision email address.

Native American

  • APTN - The Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) is sharing our peoples journey, celebrating our cultures, inspiring our children and honoring the wisdom of our Elders.

  • Homeland - The companion web site to the PBS documentary, HOMELAND, an emotionally compelling film that weaves a portrait of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation through the lives of a spiritual leader, a grandmother, a community activist and an artist over the course of three years. HOMELAND follows these Native Americans and their families as they face the harsh realities common to most American Indian reservations—alcoholism, extreme unemployment, etc.

  • Indianz.com - Welcome!  Our mission is to provide quality news, information, and entertainment from a Native American perspective. If you're looking for reliable, concise, and relevant information and content affecting tribes and Native Americans, your first stop is Indianz.Com (based on the Winnebago Reservation in Nebraska). Their section on Arts & Entertainment lets you know where Native actors are appearing on TV shows each week!

  • NAJA - The Native American Journalists Association serves and empowers Native journalists through programs and actions designed to enrich journalism and promote Native cultures. NAJA recognizes Native Americans as distinct peoples based on tradition and culture. In this spirit, NAJA educates and unifies its membership through journalism programs that promote diversity and defends challenges to free press, speech and expression.

  • Native American Celebs - A resource for people looking for info on Native American Actors. Lots of content. This is the leading resource with links to homepages for your favorite Native American actors and actresses. Native American actors, movies. For fans and professionals. American Indian actors, singers and other celebrities. Casting, photos, bios, movies, TV, info.

Other Sites of Interest

  • Children's Perceptions of Race and Class on TV - Children Now, a nonpartisan, independent organization for children, recently released A Different World: Children’s Perceptions of Race and Class in Media. This book contains the results of a nationwide survey for which researchers polled 1,200 children between the ages of 10 and 17. Summary article by Debbie Reese from Kid's Source Online.

  • EMMA - The first ever Ethnic Multicultural Media Awards (EMMAs) were held on the 14th May 1998 at the Dorchester Hotel, Park Lane, London, and were hosted by Lisa Aziz (Sky News Presenter) and Darcus Howe (Broadcaster/Journalist). The EMMAs are presently regarded as a prestigious statement of fact, outlining the positive contribution made by many individuals and organizations to the most powerful industry in the world 'The Media,' and has grown successfully since its 1997 independent conception.

  • Minorities in Broadcasting - Bibliography of Minorities in Broadcasting from the Broadcast Pioneers Library of American Broadcasting at the University of Maryland Library (books, articles, pamphlets, reports & audio-recordings).

  • Minority Owned Broadcast Stations & Networks - List of all Minority owned TV and Radio Stations from the US Department of Commerce. Includes Blacks, Hispanics, Asians and Native American Owners.

  • Nielsen Media Research Ethnic Television Audience Measurement  - This web site is designed to provide an overview of how we measure and report the viewing habits of ethnic groups in the United States. Information is also included about the television viewing habits of the two largest ethnic groups, the African-American and Hispanic-American television audiences.

  • Why is TV so segregated? - Article from the Learning Network at Family.com by Alvin Poussaint, M.D.


 

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