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

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

By KEYAIRA BOONE  via https://www.essence.com

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.

But that was before cable networks and digital platforms allowed a diversity of modern creatives, who are now emboldened to develop their own audiences. Ever-evolving technology has birthed a new class of hosts — women who are excelling in spaces created to display their blackness as opposed to taming it. And that class is about get a little bigger.

Meet Nina Parker

Nina Parker, the journalist we met trying to tame the most outspoken reality stars on the Love & Hip Hop reunion couch, has a new show called Nightly Pop! She also has a new professional mandate: To develop content where Black women can have an unfiltered voice that’s supported and not drowned out by their counterparts.

“I want to be able to be unapologetically Black. I want to be able to be unapologetically a ….

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