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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.

To narrow the focus, we're going to ask to only index series 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.

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See also American Media, Asian-American 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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Anime

    Anime 

Art

    Art 
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Comics

    Comic Books 

    Comic Strips 

Film

    Animation — Short Film and Feature-Length 

    Live-Action — Action 

    Live-Action — Blaxploitation 

    Live-Action — Comedy/Dramedy 

    Live-Action — Children/Family 

    Live-Action — Documentary 

    Live-Action — Drama 

    Live-Action — Fantasy/Sci-Fi 

    Live-Action — Historical Fiction/Biopic 

    Live-Action — Horror 

    Live-Action — Music/Musical 

    Live-Action — Romance 

    Live-Action — Short Film 

    Live-Action — Superhero 

    Live-Action — Thriller/Suspense 

    Live-Action — Western 

Literature

    Biography 

    Fantasy/Sci-Fi/Horror 

    Fiction/Historical Fiction 

    Juvenile Literature 

    Short Stories 

Live-Action TV

    Comedy/Sitcom 

    Documentary 

    Drama 

    Children/Family 

    Fantasy/Sci-Fi/Horror 

    Superhero 

    Reality TV 

    Talk/Variety 

Media Outlets

    Television Networks 

Music and Albums

    Hip Hop and related sub-genres 

    Jazz 

    Pop 

    Blues/Soul and related sub-genres 

    Rock and related sub-genres 

    Audio Plays 

    Record Labels 

Podcasts

    Podcasts 

Theatre

    Theatre 

Video Games

    Video Games 

Visual Novels

    Visual Novels 

Web Animation

    Web Animation 

Webcomics

    Webcomics 

Web Video

    Web Video 

Western Animation

    Western Animation 


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