Introduction : A historical overview / Donnetrice C. Allison -- I. Portrayals of christianity and motherhood : High tea, church hats, pastor wives, and friendships: a critical race feminism analysis of black women in Preachers of L.A. / Elizabeth Whittington Cooper -- The God in me: faith, reality tv, and black women / Chetachi A. Egwu -- From 90s girl to hip-hop wife: an analysis of the portrayal of Tiny as black mother in reality television / Ryessia Jones, Johnny Jones & Siobhan E. Smith -- Are black women loud?: Neoliberal and postfeminist protagonists in OWN's televisual sphere / Mia E. Briceño & Evene Estwick -- Can't have it all: an analysis of black motherhood on reality television / Allison M. Alford, Madeline M. Maxwell, Ryessia D. Jones & Angelica N. Morris -- II. Portrayals of the angry black woman : Is she strong or just a b!@*#?: discussions of black women's anger in the reality show Bad girls club / Adria Y. Goldman -- The "Tyra tyrade": reinforcing the Sapphire through online parody / Tracey Owens Patton & Julie Snyder-Yuly -- A critical analysis of black womanhood in NBC's The apprentice / Donyale R. Griffin Padgett & Donnetrice C. Allison -- III. Portrayals of black women as spouses, girlfriends and lovers : Dehumanized and empowered? Black women, reality television, and Love and hip hop Atlanta / Patrick Bennett and Rachel Alicia Griffin -- The "down ass bitch" in the reality television show Love and hip hop: the image of the enduring black woman and her unwavering support of the black man / Antwanisha Alameen-Shavers -- Real housewives or real lies?: New constructions of "housewives" on The real housewives of Atlanta / Shavonne Shorter -- Conclusion: discussion and implications / Donnetrice C. Allison.Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.