Change the Narrative:
Depictions of African-American Women
in Advertising & Media


Panel Discussion Series


67% of African-American and Caucasian women 18-24 say African-American women are depicted negatively in the media. 


In 2017, the AAF and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. commissioned a study, performed by the University of Missouri's School of Journalism, on the effects advertising, news, reality television and other media have on the perceptions of African-American women. In response to the data and to facilitate institutional changes in the way African-American women are depicted in the media, we gathered panelists from our network of thought leaders to participate in discussions on the research findings. Our goal is to gather ideas from the panel discussions and use the research to develop guidelines for critical thinking in order to assist consumers in discerning content.  

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ATLANTA PANEL

Kendra Hatcher King

SapientRazorfish
Moderator

Tobi Carvana-Moore

Home Depot

Amy Wright

Liquid Soul

Christalyn Wright-Hampton

Casting Director/Producer


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Watch the panel discussion from Atlanta.

NEW YORK PANEL

Kendra Hatcher King

SapientRazorfish
Moderator
Lizette Williams

Lizette Williams

Kimberly-Clark Corporation

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Watch the panel discussion from Advertising Week NY.

WASHINGTON DC PANEL

Kendra Hatcher King

SapientRazorfish
Moderator

Erin Horne McKinney

Black Female Founders

Dana Gills

Lionsgate

Saidah Grimes, Esq.

Miss Black Maryland USA 

Candace Queen

Blacks in Advertising

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Watch the panel discussion from the Congressional Black Caucus.