• Bill Cosby
    producer, Bill Cosby opened the door for many other black comedians after him; when in the nineteen sixties decided to leave college in Philadelphia, to entertain as a stand-up comedian. Later becoming the first black actor to perform in a starring dramatic role on network television. Bill Cosby, who is...
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  • ideal family
    Changes in families in the passed 50 years Throughout the many years we all have witnessed the change in families and daily living. we even grow and adapt to those changes, to the point thought so mauch has changed, it all just feels normal. However, not just in the actual household...
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  • Bill Cosby
    12 January 2014 Was Bill Cosby right or wrong? Bill Cosby’s address at the NAACP on the 50th anniversary of the Brown v. Board of education was definitely a shock to the black community, as well as the nation. Bill Cosby was a comedian, and a figure that was looked up to in the black community,...
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  • Bill Cosby
    The Cosby Show John Freeman III DeVry University Professor Walker October 12, 2011 The Cosby Show: A Functionalism Perspective The Cosby Show has definitely changed the way African-American is viewed in our society. The show is center around an upper-middle...
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  • Changing American Family
    Changing of the American Family Throughout the years we have seen families change from time to time. Not just in the actual household, but also in the media. From the nineteen fifties to present time, we can relate to the families in the media. In the nineteen fifties everything seemed to be more...
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  • Family TV shows by decade
    Price TVCC Family TV shows by decade Starting off with the 1960's, Most of the sitcom shows contain the same core themes. The 1960's were still concerned with the nuclear family unit, white suburban middle class, and the traditional patriarch of the 1950's. Society was also slowly moving away...
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  • Jasmine
    televisions sitcom families that are similar and also different in many ways are The Cosby Show and The Brady Bunch. These two sitcoms involved families dealing with adjustments and new circumstances as a unit. The biggest difference between the two sitcoms are that the Huxtables on The Cosby Show were Black...
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  • Watching Tv
    centered television show in the 1950s, Amos n’ Andy. It was a show about two friends that went through daily comedic obstacles. From the invisible glass episode to running away from the cops, this ridiculous duo boosted ratings like no other show during that time. Though this show was loved, the characters...
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  • Music for Love
    women also take a large part in degrading themselves. A fine example of this can be heard in the music of a female rapper by the name Trina. Trina shows examples of how women are accepting and admitting to the fact of being a bitch. In her song titled Da Baddest Bitch, she states: I'm representing...
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  • African American Sitcoms
    only thing that seemed to interest me. Movies and classic sitcoms were the only thing that kept me from going completely nuts. Some of my favorite TV shows with memorable characters are long gone, but the memories and the constant laughter they brought will never be forgotten. Here are some of my favorite...
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  • Becoming a Humorous Non Fiction Writer
    lines from her book “Just Wait Till You Have Children of Your Own”: “Our teenagers withdrew to their bedrooms on their thirteenth birthday and didn’t show themselves to us again until it was time to get married.” (2) “In my mind, I always dreamed of the day I would have teen-agers. Young boys would pinch...
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  • Black Fatherhood
    men have family lives that are rarely talked about. They are more prone to stereotypes of gangsters and murders, but the article discusses 2 of them that are trying to make a difference by allowing society to view their family on reality television. Russell Simmons was compared to Bill Cosby on The Cosby...
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  • Stereotypes
    they encounter with warmth and kindness toward one another such as with Bill Cosby and the Cosby show. Cosby had hoped that the eight season run of a "nationally treasured" show about an "educated, professional, intact Black family" would end stereotypical portrayals of African Americans. But still Blacks...
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  • Family Case Study
    Family Case Study: The Cosby Show Tremaine Dupree FACS 2293 November 8, 2012 The Cosby Show The Cosby Show was an American television sitcom that first aired in 1984 and aired for eight complete seasons. This family sitcom starred Bill Cosby and Co-star Phylicia Rashad. This show revolved around...
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  • Dy-No-Mite! Stereotypical Images of African Americans on Television Sitcoms
    quality. For the most part, primetime television - even cable stations and the new networks - producers and show creators have failed to answer the needs of viewers for more realistic and flattering shows about African Americans. It is not only that these harmful television images reinforce stereotypes. They...
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  • Pop Culture
    | The way texts refer to other texts | Anthropological | Customs of a social group | Text/ Artifact | Anything considered to be a subject for analysis | Folk culture/ Mass Culture | Music, dance, storytelling, crafts, clothing, carnival | Pop culture | Human-made items, consumed and accepted...
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  • The Bluest Eye Essay
    the summer, the black community does not gather often just to celebrate each other, only to mourn together. Tony Morrison’s novel The Bluest Eye and Bill Cosby’s Pound Cake speech, men and women within the African American community need to learn how to be parents to their children, that their absence...
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  • The Simpsons: a Parody of the Working Class Culture
    revolved around the adventures of the Simpson family, and all the other characters who live in Springfield, an undetermined American town. The Simpsons, as a family, are satirical versions of the quintessential idealised American working class family. The show satirizes ‘the basic elements of the American...
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  • Black in Media
    which did not accurately and wholly portray the individual. A misrepresentation of African Americans became the common image on television. Variety shows initially promoted the new media as an opportunity for equal representation and communication between the races. However, a trend developed with African...
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  • abc project
    Bill Cosby Born: July 12 1937 Place of birth: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Cosby was born to Anna Pearl and William Henry Cosby Sr., who served in the U.S. Navy. During his childhood, His father was never home due...
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