Author archives: Earnest Harris

Black Wall Street

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To this day one of the greatest examples of what black people can accomplish when they support each other economically and as a community is the Greenwood neighborhood of Tulsa, Oklahoma in the early 1900’s. While Tulsa, Oklahoma doesn’t seem like a likely place for black prosperity, it was actually one of the brightest shining examples, at a time when bl[...]

Is Hollywood Pushing Gay Relationships Too Hard On TV?

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I remember a time when Lucy and Ricky Ricardo on the still popular in syndication “I Love Lucy” TV show couldn’t even sleep in the same bed. In bedroom scenes the series would show them in separate twin beds next to each other. Of course that was shot in the 1950’s and our sense of decency as a nation was much more strict. Fast forward to today and turn o[...]