Writer Allison Samuels Speaks on Black Media Representation, Basketball Wives, and Michelle O

June 11, 2012  |  

Newsweek Senior Writer Allison Samuels is one of the few African-American voices representing in major media news circles and, as she tells it, she unfortunately hasn’t seen much in the way of diversity since she began her illustrious journalism career. So as one of the few African-American voices sounding off on media, culture and politics, Samuels obviously has a lot to say. The author of “What Would Michelle Do?: A Modern-Day Guide to Living with Substance and Style” stopped by Madame Noire’s offices to discuss media representations of Black women, the impact of Basketball Wives on Black girls, and, of course, Michelle Obama.

 

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