|Roc and Eleanor Emerson of the 90s sitcom Roc.|
Just consider the small screen. When I think of loving black TV couples, the ones that immediately come to mind are characters from old, now-defunct shows like Roc or The Cosby Show. (My buddy blogger Pamela Kemp suggested Lt. Anita Van Buren (S. Epatha Merkerson) and her partner on the now-canceled Law & Order mothership.)
But where are the examples of functional black relationships on TV TODAY? And since I am inclined to focus on how black women are treated in the endless discussion of black relationships--Where are examples of black women as desired objects of affection and love interests?
Leave your suggestions in the comments. I'd really like to analyze this for a future post.