Indiana University Press has announced that it will publish, in conjunction with IU's Black Film Center/Archive, a new scholarly journal called Black Camera, ed. Michael T. Martin (director of the archive). "Devoted to the study and documentation of the black cinematic experience," the journal will commence in fall 2009 and be published biannually. Go here for contributor guidelines.
There's been some analysis of African Americans on screen in the Journal of Popular Film and Television, such as "Shades of Black on Homicide: Life on the Street: Advances and Retreats in Portrayals of African American Women," by Thomas A. Mascaro.
About the photo: Photographer (later director) Gordon Parks, ca. 1943. Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Div reproduction no. LC-DIG-ppmsc-00190.