Archive for the ‘African American Media’ Category

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4tLFO-oxww

Another example of  “black boasting” as explained in the last post.

Things to think about while watching:

1) It is not intended to be taken seriously

2)Not exclusively a male activity. Females also can partake.

3) Does not always have to emphasize positive traits.

4) Use gesturative structures along with storytelling.

5) Negative if you can’t back it up!

-Kirstin Plunkett COMM 275

In the episode alot “trash talking” or “riding out” or riding out is used as a way to make light of some ones negative components. In reference, to this concept you see a lot of that done in Martin’s mother always talking bad about Gina everytime she comes to visits and ofcourse everytime Pam is in the room with Martin he always has to make fun of her. This is the main component that made the show so funny and why it stayed on the air as long as it did. Enjoy! One of my favorite episodes!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gvN3vCNN9x0

– Kirstin Plunkett COMM 275

http://www.mtv.com/videos/?id=1658862

As stated in the video you just seen you just witness basketball players saying that they feel that the stragies and concept of basketball and Hip-Hop are similar because in both you want to use your expression of style to be implemented in your work so you will achieve an positive outcome. In most cases when you see new amatreurs come out in to a field of what ever career they tend to have characteristics of factors of people of the past in which succeed at some level in their career. So, since the success was absolute for them they know they can use it as a foundation of their rising in their career, you see this in many basketball players careers.  But, in most cases they are critized for their lack of individuality or “copying” pursay. In reference to Thomas Kochman’s ” Black and Whites Styles in Conflict” it says to “copy” another style would signify to other blacks as a lack of “individual resourcefulness, imagination, and pride”. Which is relevant until those persons start to figure out who they are in their love for what they do.  After watching, the clip think about how this is seen in the everyday media besides just music.

In reference to slides of  Ch.9 on Thomas Kochmans “Black and White Styles In Conflict

-Kirstin Plunkett

http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=6176103

On March 2nd, the Uofl mens basketball work together to recieve the big public acclaimed win against Providence. Though, it wasn’t easy different styles in each players expression of handling the ball was key in this factor. Styles were different amongst each player but they had had were succifient in aligning what it took to win the game. These styles were implemented majorly by the following players: Preston Knowles, Peyton Siva, Mike Mara, Chris Smith, and Gorge Deing. In reference to Ch. 9  “Black and White Styles in Confict” form Thomas Kochman the term “showboating” would be correct for this subject. Kochmans identification with style I can say was political incorect for this event.  In reference, ” Differences between white and black ball playing makes it clear that one can expect to see conflict on the field and court.” Which has been correct in some form of notion of the teams loses and wins but on this day it was something special. What made it special was that the white ball players took their concept of patience and method of the game and combined with the black ball players concept of the game of feeling it’s a way to “self-express” oneself as individual.  Though, it’s safe to say that Kochmans ideologies of the “Traditional “white view fo sports team, a group working together toward one goal was relevant.” Listed below are differences in whites and blacks “conflicting styles on the field and court.”

Whites:Believe ball is the basketball of patience and method

Blacks: Believe ball is basketball of electric self-expression

Explanation in refrence to handout of Thomas Kochman’s Ch.9 “Black and White Styles in Conflict

-Kirstin Plunkett

Ricky "Freeway" Ross and I after lecture

On, the evening of February 17 at 4-6 pm the Center for the Study of Crime and Justice in Black Comunities presented a lecture open to all UofL students and to the public for free. The presentation featured one of America’s most infamous crime figures. As featured on American Gangster, the athlete Ricky Ross explained to the audience how being drawn into the drug world effected his life in such an negative and traumatic way and by being in prison changed his life for the better. He told us his mechanisms that he used in getting out of prison which was reading a lot of books and literature, which made him go from illiterate to literate and highly educated. Also, he rooted us on for our determination for being in school, how life has been since out, what he is doing to give back to his community, and the country, and the scandal of the publically known rapper “Rick Ross” using his name with out his name against his acknowledgement,not using it to promote good life skills for youth to live by, trials and tribulations of that, and also the him being featured on the movie “American Gangster”. In all the event helped college students and others to understand that there is nothing better than to be educated!-Kirstin

In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday, Jalen Rose, Spike Lee, Randy Shannon, Marion Jones, Mike Wilbon and John Calipari discuss the current state of African Americans in sports. In this excerpt, the panelists’ focus on the differences in how black and white athletes are covered in the media. In the interest of sparking some serious debate on this blog, I’d like everyone to check watch this short video and respond to the question below!

In the beginning, they put up a chart which showed the results of a “African American Player Poll” addressing the media’s treatment of athletes with off-field issues on a scale of 1-to-5 (with 1 representing the kindest treatment and 5 representing the harshest). Just to keep it simple, I’d like to focus on the different media portrayals of Steelers quarterback Ben Rothlisberger and former Atlanta Falcons, now Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick. Compare and contrast the differences in media coverage of the two star NFL QB’s discrepancies and answer the following 2 questions:

1. In what specific way, or ways, did the nature of the media’s coverage of both Rothlisberger’s and Vick’s transgressions effect their present national perspective? More simply stated, how did the media’s coverage shape how people feel about the two NFL quarterbacks today?

2. Considering the specifics surrounding the misconduct of Rothlisberger and Vick, had it been the other way around and Big Ben was involved with dog fighting while Vick was accused of sexually assaulting a female, how do you think each would’ve been judged in the eyes of the media differently, if at all?

 

By: Brandon Davis

In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday, Jalen Rose, Spike Lee, Randy Shannon, Marion Jones, Mike Wilbon and John Calipari discuss the current state of African Americans in sports. In this excerpt, the panelists’ focus on the differences in how black and white athletes are covered in the media. In the interest of sparking some serious debate on this blog, I’d like everyone to check watch this short video and respond to the question below!

In the beginning, they put up a chart which showed the results of a “African American Player Poll” addressing the media’s treatment of athletes with off-field issues on a scale of 1-to-5 (with 1 representing the kindest treatment and 5 representing the harshest). Just to keep it simple, I’d like to focus on the different media portrayals of Steelers quarterback Ben Rothlisberger and former Atlanta Falcons, now Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick. Compare and contrast the differences in media coverage of the two star NFL QB’s discrepancies and answer the following 2 questions:

1. In what specific way, or ways, did the nature of the media’s coverage of both Rothlisberger’s and Vick’s transgressions effect their present national perspective? More simply stated, how did the media’s coverage shape how people feel about the two NFL quarterbacks today?

2. Considering the specifics surrounding the misconduct of Rothlisberger and Vick, had it been the other way around and Big Ben was involved with dog fighting while Vick was accused of sexually assaulting a female, how do you think each would’ve been judged in the eyes of the media differently, if at all?