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Melvin Jackson Jr. in Vanishing Black Male

Vanishing Black Male

2005 NR

As African-American women struggle to find suitable black husbands, worries arise over the possible social extinction of the black male; this probing documentary examines the societal forces behind the phenomenon. Actor and producer Melvin Jackson Jr. interviews doctors, politicians, college students, teachers, law enforcement personnel, a screenwriter and others, who offer straightforward comments on the disconcerting trend.