Though Latis and African Americans have lived together in large cities as neighbors, there is much that is still misunderstood between them. Those who live in n-diverse locales have only news and entertainment representations on which to base their information about the two cultures. This new collection of essays brings together the latest interdisciplinary works by scholars examining conflicts and convergences among Latis and African Americans in mass-mediated and cross-cultural contexts. Contributions in the form of both empirical and critical ethgraphic research present compelling works in cross-cultural relations, news, entertainment, news media, education, and community relations. ^IBrown and Black Communication^R challenges those who do t think that significant projects and key research have been conducted on the two largest ethnic communities in the United States. Of certain appeal to both scholars and those with more applied needs in media, education, and public policy, this challenging collection offers a range of perspectives on two widely diverse bodies of American people.
DIANA I. RIOS is Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences at the University of Connecticut, where she is also Associate Director of the Puerto Rican and Latino Studies Institute. A. N. MOHAMED is Associate Professor of Journalism and Communication at Edinboro University in Pennsylvania.