Black Women in Music Videos

This short documentary was a class project for a Women & Media class at Goergia State University. The project was created by Alex James, Jesse Miller, Maryam Dogo, and T’ka Martin who also serve as narrators in the documentary. The project is definitely a great collection of images with historical context in regards to how black women’s bodies are portrayed. But, I do question the inclusion of images Nicki Minaj, Lil’ Kim and Trina. While they used the hip-hop brand of hypersexuality to market themselves, they clearly have more autonomy than the standard “video chick”. Overall, however, this short piece is very well put together.

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