Uncovering The Experience of Being “Black In America”

CNN's Soledad O'Brien {From CNN.com}

CNN's Soledad O'Brien {From CNN.com}

CNN and their special correspondent Soledad O’Brien are at it again.

For the second straight summer CNN is all about the issues affecting black America with “Black In America 2” .

It’s the latest in debt look by the mainstream media at black America.

There was The Washington Post’s “Being A Black Man“, NBC News’s “Where They Stand” on African American women, and PBS’s “The Masculinity Project” on black masculinity.

CNN’s second try is also a response to some of the criticism they faced by focusing some of the issues which affect the black community from poverty, to educational inequity, to growing HIV and AIDS rates, and a staggering incarceration rate.

This time however aside from only focusing on the perceived negatives, CNN wants to know whose trying to right the wrongs, and what they’re doing to create change.

CNN’s Soledad O’Brien reports the in depth series.

The critiques from journalists are now coming I think the piece by The Baltimore Sun’s David Zurawik gave an overview of the project while the piece by The St. Petersburg Times’ Eric Deegans stated why the effort might give some pause.

Tonight CNN has a town hall at 7 p.m. and then a two hour premier of part one of the documentary beginning at 9 p.m.

You can catch the remainder of the event at 8 p.m. on Thursday night.

For a preview check out this review.