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How Nickelodeon’s All That connected a writer to “my blackness”

  • Aisha Harris, who grew up in a white suburb, said All That introduced her to black artists like Missy Elliott and Busta Rhymes. “And,” she adds, “though I doubt this was the intent of the two white guys who created the show, the chance to sit my booty on the ground or in a chair every week soaking up a landmark era in black music laid the foundation for the deep connection and affinity I now feel every time I’m amongst a crowd of black people, and we’re all singing and dancing along to the same beloved songs.”

    TOPICS: Nickelodeon, All That, African Americans and TV