Description: TV SHOW, BLACK JOURNAL, WITH HOST LOU HOUSE, COVERAGE OF ISSUES CONCERNING BLACK AUDIENCE, 1971 Initial Broadcast Date: February 22, 1971 Re-broadcast Date: June 28, 1971 60 minutes – Color The role of the Black artist in conveying a message relevant to the lives of Black people is discussed by Jon Lockard, painter, philosopher and teacher. In his studio, a converted railway station in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Lockard paints on the theme of Black cultural pride. In one of his paintings, titled “Aunt Jemima,” Lockard has portrayed this commercially exploited caricature as an angry woman, raising a clenched fist and donning a bandanna with the tri0colors of the Black liberation flag. The film shows Lockard in his studio with students who attend his classes in Black art at the University of Michigan and Washtenaw Community College, Ann Arbor. In a report from Detroit, Black Journal explores the problems and challenges confronting Black radio stations in relating to the Black community. Radio personalities from two Detroit stations, Black-owned WCHB and white-owned WJLB, make suggestions for improvement in Black radio broadcasting, which include better pay and improved working conditions for station employees. An official from a Black advertising agency charges that most white advertising agencies placing ads on Black stations refuse to hire Black copywriters. In another segment, entitled “Black Man, 1984,” Black Journal will focus on eight-year-old Black children who will be potential members of the college class of 1984. The children interviewed in urban ghettos, in the country, in playgrounds, in classrooms, and at home, will offer their views on subjects such as Black power, Black marriage, Black leaders, Africa, war, Black politics, careers, and Black Panthers. Black Journal #30 is a production of NET Division, Educational Broadcasting Corporation. Executive producer: Tony Brown
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