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African-American Media

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"Oh but my joy of today
Is that we can all be proud to say
To be young, gifted and black
Is where it's at"
Nina Simone, "To Be Young, Gifted, and Black"

Media with a prominent focus on Black American people, whether it be historical or contemporary. Exploration of racial identity is common in these works, though the subject can also be highly varied.

We ask to list works with African-Americans in central roles as opposed to periphery roles. A good rule of thumb is to consider is that whether or not the work is about an African-American person or African-American people as opposed to playing a part in an ensemble. In fact, African-American media is so extensive there are multiple subtropes and folders on this index.

See also American Media, Arab-Americans in Media, Asian-American Media, Judaism and Jewish Culture in Media, Latino-American Media, Native American and First Nations Media, and Pacific Islanders in Media. Also see African-American Creators for a list of black American creators.

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    Audio Plays 

    Comic Books 

    Comic Strips 

    Films — Animated 

    Films — Live-Action 


    Live-Action TV 


    Record Labels 


    Television Networks 


    Video Games 

    Visual Novels 

    Web Animation 


    Web Video 

    Western Animation 

Alternative Title(s): African Americans In Media