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Hoping an ANT Farm will help young black girls. Finally Disney channel!!

Am I the only one super excited to finally see a brown face starring in her own show on the Disney channel?

And I don't get excited about TV.

Just so you understand, there is no TV for the kids on weekdays in our home and I could go several days and never even turn on the set in my own room. So if I'm excited about something on TV, it's a big deal.

But  lately its been bugging me that ever since That's So Raven went off the air, then later Corey in the House, we haven't  seen a black star or black family showcased on the whole Disney network? What's up with that?

It was bad enough I had to put Disney channel on an even shorter short list after Zac and Cody started talking about "dates" and kissing girls. Same with Hannah.

Mama don't play that.

So when Kayla got amped up that China Anne McClain, of House of Payne and Daddy's Little Girls, was getting her own show–I couldn't help but get a little excited too.

The show is called A.N.T. Farm and it features China, as the character Chyna and her friends who are in the Advanced Natural Talents (A.N.T.) program, and are attending high school at the tender age of 11.

I even let Kayla stay up past her bedtime to watch the preview show–and trust me, that rarely happens. 

I've been so desperate to find positive young black girls for her to watch, I've been resorting to Cosby Show reruns to get our Rudy Huxtable on!

That's a major SMH in 2011, for us to have to dig in the crates to see positive images of young black girls on television–especially children's television. Our children's generation is more diverse than any other in  history and it's tragic that television stations, even as big as Disney, don't have shows that reflect their diverse audience.

And what happened to Keke Palmer anyway? How did Disney let her go??? She's awesome and dong big things over at Nickelodeon. I find their shows to be a bit more diverse. Anyone agree?

Anyway, I know it's up to us parents to instill in our little brown girls the self-love that the media could never do and to fill the hole of positive images with our own research and resourcefulness, but I'm hoping an A.N.T. Farm and this talented, beautiful, young black girl can help a little too.

Are you hoping the same? Why are we still struggling to see positive young black girls on kids tv?

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