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Alex Jung

Alex Jung

Gabourey Sidibe is Not Precious Jones; Creates Pandemonium

by Alex Jung on January 27 2010, 10:08AM

By Alex Jung When Lee Daniels opened his casting call in urbania, to find the It girl whom Hollywood could not offer, he searched for a woman who did not resemble Precious Jones. He avoided casting women whose own lives…

Topics: Arts & Culture

Glee Is Off Key on Race

by Alex Jung on December 18 2009, 12:00PM

The popular TV show illustrates what goes wrong when liberals focus on diversity.

Topics: Arts & Culture

Chris Rock’s Documentary “Good Hair” Falls Flat

by Alex Jung on November 11 2009, 12:00PM

The once-bold comedian delivers a blow-dried, glossy version of Black women’s hair stories.

Topics: Arts & Culture

Off Color

by Alex Jung on May 6 2009, 12:00PM

Living in Post-Black America

Topics: Arts & Culture

Why I Love Watching White Girls Cry

by Alex Jung on September 4 2008, 12:00PM

One guy’s off color take on TV

Topics: Arts & Culture

How Black is New Orleans?

by Alex Jung on May 1 2008, 12:00PM

New census figures don’t tell the whole story.

Topics: Hurricane Katrina

Banished From Home

by Alex Jung on May 1 2008, 12:00PM

A new documentary considers reparations and suggests how little has changed in more than a century.

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Children Behind Bars for Life

by Alex Jung on May 1 2008, 12:00PM

A new report focuses on the youngest victims of mandatory sentencing.

Topics: Criminal Justice