• CNN Series – “Black in America”

CNN - Black in AmericaThis week, CNN is airing a documentary series titled Black in America.  On Wednesday evening at 9:00 p.m. , in a show called The Black Woman and Family, reporter Soledad O’Brien explores the varied experiences of black women and families and investigates the disturbing statistics of single parenthood, racial disparities between students and the devastating toll of HIV/AIDS. O’Brien reports on the progress of black women in the workplace and the status of the black middle class.

 The series resumes on Thursday night at 9:00 p.m. with The Black Man.  In this episode, O’Brien evaluates the state of black men in America and explores the controversial topics of black men and fatherhood; disparities between blacks and whites in educational, career and financial achievement; and factors leading to the dramatic rates of black male incarceration. The documentary also examines the achievements of black men and the importance of the positive influences of black fathers.

The series is accompanied by a website with additional resources on the topic, including a guide parents can use to discuss the programs with their children.

Here is the trailer for the series: