Why It Took MTV So Long To Play Black Music Videos

Christian, Margena A.
October 2006
Jet;10/9/2006, Vol. 110 Issue 14, p16
This article focuses on why black artists did not appear on Music TeleVision (MTV) in its early days. Rick James fought the cable network to have his "Super Freak" video and others by black artists shown. Michael Jackson's videos helped break down the barriers to blacks on MTV. Former MTV officials are interviewed.


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