Longtime actor Harry Lennix sat down with EBONY to debate the panorama of Black illustration in Hollywood. Whereas there have all the time been gifted Black entertainers throughout the trade, The Blacklist actor feels they’re extra typically subjected to damaging or “subservient” roles.
“Black individuals have all the time been represented in the media,” he mentioned. “It’s simply what’s represented whenever you see them that has not improved, in truth, I feel it’s deteriorating.”
Lennix acknowledged that some reveals together with Black-ish and Greenleaf have gone in opposition to the slave or avenue life narrative. However as the CEO and president of the manufacturing firm, Exponent Media Group, he hopes to alter how individuals of coloration are depicted on tv and movie in a broader scale.