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Black Urban Professionals (1985)




Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Shreveport, Caddo Parish, Louisiana, Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1985-10-20

Duration: 00:09:18

Subjects: African American yuppies | Business


  • Hinton, Rob Host
  • Masingale, Sonya Producer
  • O'Riley, Mark Interviewee
  • Brierre, Michelle Interviewee
  • Pourciau, Loretta Interviewee
  • Pourciau, Kerry Interviewee


This segment from the October 20, 1985, episode of the series “Folks” features Sonya Masingale’s report on black urban professionals, or buppies, college-educated African Americans aged 25-45 who make $30,000 or more a year. She profiles four buppies: Mark O’Riley of Shreveport; Michelle Brierre of Shreveport; Loretta Pourciau of Baton Rouge; and Kerry Pourciau of Baton Rouge. Host: Rob Hinton