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Courtney Young

Courtney Young

Courtney Young is a writer and the founder of Think Young Media. She is a WMC SheSource expert in Media and Entertainment. She can be found on twitter @cocacy and @thinkyoungmedia.

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Why It Matters

Why It Matters

October 3, 2014

Pop culture commentator Courtney Young considers the fall 2014 TV season’s lineup of diverse programming. More »

#SheDocs: A Film Festival for the Future

#SheDocs: A Film Festival for the Future

March 12, 2014

A a free, online documentary film festival, running throughout Women’s History Month, focuses on the stories of extraordinary women. More »

The Wealth Gap—Race Defines It, But So Does Gender

The Wealth Gap—Race Defines It, But So Does Gender

August 8, 2011

Much has been reported on the staggering racial wealth gap in the United States, but what are the particular implications for women of color? More »

The Way We Talk About “Women’s Lit”

The Way We Talk About “Women’s Lit”

May 3, 2010

Marketing demands and an underlying thread of sexism in the publishing industry work together to trivialize literature written by women, argues WMC Progressive Women’s Voices commentator Courtney Young. More »

Hollywood’s Niche for Black Actresses

February 18, 2010

As a few African American women are celebrated during this award season, pop culture commentator Courtney Young asks how many Hollywood doors are actually open. More »

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Colorism, Black Women, and Contemporary Representation

September 25, 2009

Former President Jimmy Carter touched off a media firestorm recently by suggesting that racism explained the extreme rancor of some criticism of President Obama’s health reform plan. The resulting debate, however, didn’t begin to reach the nuance of how attitudes about race are experienced in this country, particularly by black women, as the author explains. More »