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October 21, 2020 7:30 pm
Season 2

DEMAN Weekend-ish Featuring “black-ish” & “grown-ish”

with Duke Black Alumni
TV, Film, Digital & Documentary Social Impact
Illustration by Nina Wilder '20 (@ninawilder).

For this special-edition DEMAN Weekend-ish, we teamed up with Duke Black Alumni to bring you an industry session featuring “black-ish” and “grown-ish”! Meet the Duke alumni writers of these award-winning comedy shows as they take us behind the scenes of the creative process, explore cultural themes and share their career paths, as well as answer your questions.

Presented by Duke Arts, DukeCreate, Duke Black Alumni, The Department of African & African American Studies at Duke, Duke Career Center, RECESS/Pitch Story Lab, Duke Global Education Office (GEO) & Duke Alumni


  • Ritza Bloom ’13, Writer, “grown-ish”
  • Robb Chavis ’98, Co-Executive Producer, “black-ish”
  • Vanessa McGee (Dukie), Executive Story Editor, “grown-ish”
  • Mark Anthony Neal, James B. Duke Distinguished Professor and Chair of African & African American Studies (AAAS) Department

Listen to This Episode

DEMAN and Hear at Duke, Duke’s student-run podcast hub, are partnering to present DEMAN Live Audio. Now you can listen to past Zoom episodes of DEMAN Live wherever you listen to podcasts. New audio episodes drop monthly.

Listen on Spotify | Read the Episode Transcript


About DEMAN Live

We know that finding a job/internship in all industries during these unprecedented times is confusing and stressful. We are here to help with DEMAN Live—a new Zoom series featuring conversations with alumni working in creative industries to help students and alumni navigate careers and opportunities during this time.