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    An additional TV show that has hit the top feminist shows according to views today is Orange is the New Black. Piper Chapman is a public relations executive with a career and a fiancé when her past suddenly catches up with her. In her mid-30s she is sentenced to spend time in a minimum-security women's prison in Connecticut for her association with a drug runner ten years earlier. Forced to use an orange prison suit, Chapman makes her way through the corrections system and adjusts to life behind bars, making friends with the many eccentric, unusual and unexpected people she meets. With a cast that is almost centered entirely on females, Orange is the new Black is labeled as a feminist series. Having a diverse cast and a story that navigates…

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    What is the New Black? The New Black tends to be a common saying in regards to what is hip and in fashion. However, my understanding of the phrase 'New Black ' is tied into the idea of the African American race being hindered in today 's society. The concept of the New Black is against the goals of African Americans, it expresses lack of citizenship, and it gives the impression that race still matters in the twenty first century. Furthermore, The article "A Curious Case of the New Black; A…

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    2014 The Truth Behind Bars A new show has become the latest craze because of the shocking subject matter; the tumultuous lives of female prison inmates. Orange Is the New Black is the name of this gripping new television drama series, only available on Netflix, and it is about a young woman named Piper Chapman. She was put into jail for fifteen months because she was an accomplice with her former girlfriend, Alex Vause who was an international drug dealer. They were caught by transferred a…

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    Stephanie Jozkowski October 7, 2015 Draft One Women jails are a recent product in our society considering only 30 years ago they barley existed. Orange Is the New Black is a Netflix series that opens everyone’s eyes up to a different view of women and also prison life for our time. It’s different than other shows because it has a more realistic side to imprisonment. At Litchfield Penitentiary the women keep their power when they’re supposed to be powerless and their dignity when they’re…

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    Black Friday: The New Deal

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    Beginning on December 29th, 1929, also known as Black Friday, the stock market on Wall Street crashed. This marked the onset of the Great Depression, the greatest economy downfall in United States history. For the beginning years of the Great Depression, Herbert Hoover was the President, but he did not put forth a large enough effort to help the American people get out of the turmoil that was created. Up until the election of 1933 where Franklin Delano Roosevelt, FDR, took the office from…

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    BLACK LIVES MATTER: Navigating White Silence, Fear, Denial and Privilege. The final shot of Poussey Washington’s lifeless face sent chills down my spine. Her cold body—the end result of a blonde haired, brown-eyed white woman using her white privilege to maintain a monopoly on her illegal panty-selling business in the hit Netflix’s series Orange Is the New Black (OITNB). This final shot exemplifies the current issues in our county concerning law enforcement, white privilege, and black lives. …

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    Orange is the New Black (OITNB) is a Netflix original web series created by Jenji Kohan and adapted from the memoir of Piper Kerman, Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison (2010), which explores life inside a women’s prison system. The series includes a diverse cast of historically excluded Black, Latina, and transgender actresses. How do they create seemingly groundbreaking media based on the controversial world of prison systems in a time when inequality is perpetuated by…

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    New Black Womanhood Analysis

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    very long time. In particular, it pervaded the work of black women writers from Zora Neale Hurston of the Harlem Renaissance to Nikki Giovanni and Carolyn Rodgers during the Black Nationalism and Black Arts Movements. Black women have the unique experience of being on the lower rungs of not one, but two categories of oppression: race and gender. It was within these intersections of race and gender as well as the Black Power Movement that birthed a concept called “New Black Womanhood”. Mostly…

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    Orange is the New Black is a Netflix original series created by Jenji Kohan and adapted from the memoir of Piper Kerman, Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison (2010) to explore life inside a women’s prison systems with “inclusion” of historically excluded Black and Latina voices in its cast. How far do the producers explore into the controversial world of prison systems in a time where inequality is perpetuated by institutionalized racism, with black women’s rate of incarceration…

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    The New Black Aesthetic was not just any movement for African Americans this was a movement that helped to bridge the gap in the African American communities. The movement contribute to understanding black culture and experiences by moving told a black nationalist view for African Americans. This black nationalism period was about African Americans understanding themselves during this social change. The 1960’s and 70’s was a rebuilding of African Americans and embracing their culture. The New…

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