covers “Empire” event

FOX 32's 9 p.m newscast last night featured a segment about “A Look at the ‘Empire’ Phenomenon,” a UIC African American studies department-sponsored panel discussion that examined the popular FOX TV drama series’ depiction of various social matters, such as media, race, sexuality, gender and politics. Faculty interviewed in the segment are Jane Rhodes, UIC professor and head of African American studies, and Roderick Ferguson, professor of African American studies and gender and women’s studies.

Watch segment here: