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​Aisha Harris

Aisha Harris is a critic and a cohost of National Public Radio’s podcast Pop Culture Happy Hour. Her essay collection Wannabe: Reckonings with the Pop Culture That Shapes Me will be published in 2023.

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Hollywood Shuffle: Against Type

In his directorial debut, Robert Townsend channeled his frustrations with the typecasting of Black actors, resulting in a satire whose hilarious critique of Hollywood still resonates today.

By ​Aisha Harris

Buck and the Preacher: Unsettled Land

Sidney Poitier’s directorial debut, a western depicting Black cowboy heroes, allowed two of the industry’s most significant Black stars to reorient themselves as artists.

By ​Aisha Harris