To Create Racial Change, Advertising Must ‘Envision a World That Doesn’t Exist’

To Create Racial Change, Advertising Must ‘Envision a World That Doesn’t Exist’

By Doug Zanger—July 21, 2020

Last month, a high-profile full-page print ad doubled as a protest sign in advance of Donald Trump’s rally in Tulsa, Okla., just after the Juneteenth holiday. The ad in The Oklahoma Eagle, one of America’s oldest Black-owned newspapers, read “Being Black Is Not a Crime.” This simple white lettering on a black background was a stark reminder of the systemic racism endured by Bipoc (Black, Indigenous, people of color) populations in the country.

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Black Real Estate Agent and Clients Handcuffed at House Viewing

Black Real Estate Agent and Clients Handcuffed at House Viewing

By Alyssa Lukpat and Eduardo Medina—Aug. 8, 2021 The house on Sharon Avenue in Wyoming, Mich., was supposed to be another option for Eric Brown, a real estate agent, to show to his client. Instead, the visit to the property became one of the most traumatic experiences...

Watch a Never-Before-Aired James Baldwin Interview From 1979

Watch a Never-Before-Aired James Baldwin Interview From 1979

By Adrienne Westenfeld—June 15, 2021 In 1979, up-and-coming television producer Joseph Lovett scored the opportunity of a lifetime. Just a few months into his stint at 20/20, ABC’s upstart television news magazine, Lovett was assigned a profile of James Baldwin,...