Emmys Present Another TV Blackout

Now and then: Kerry Washington (r.) with Diahann Carroll

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the general population—37 percent more. This data, juxtaposed with the dearth of Black people winning awards, should make the television industry pause about how things are being done. 

But that could be wishful thinking for many. 

Karu F. Daniels’s work as an entertainment journalist has been featured in The Daily Beast, CNN.com, Philadelphia Weekly, Essence, Billboard and Uptown. His website is karudaniels.com.