diversity

OITNB Needs A More Diverse Writing Staff, Or “Bye!”

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I was a big fan of “Orange Is The New Black” who watched every episode since the series debuted on Netflix back in 2013. Despite the show revolving around the not-so-tragic life of Piper Chapman, a very lily-white, middle-classed woman who ended up in a...

ACLU Petitions NY State Senate To Pass Diversity Bill For TV Writers And Directors

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The American Civil Liberties Union is calling on legislators in New York to pass a bill that would make the state the first to grant financial incentives to television shows that hire women and minority writers and directors. The bill would allocate $5 million of...

It’s About Time We Label “Mainstream” Media, “White” Media

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Liz Heron, Huffington Post’s executive editor, recently tweeted a photo captioned: “Notice anything about this @HuffingtonPost editors meeting?” that has sparked some controversy. Why? Well, because not only was there a complete absence of male faces, but also not a single Black woman in sight....

British-born Nigerian Georgina Fihosy Started Her Own Greeting Card Line To Celebrate Diversity

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When British-born Nigerian Georgina Fihosy went shopping for greeting cards on the high street, she struggled to find a range of cards that represented the ethnic diversity of the UK. “I remember trying to find a card for a Nigerian friend who had just had...

What the Oscars Could Learn From The Tony Awards

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Last award season, everyone was focused on how the Oscars were so white. From people boycotting the show, to the neverending hashtag fame some people derived from it, it proved that the Oscars could learn a thing or two about diversity and inclusion. And the...

Ajak Deng Returns To Modeling One Week After Calling It Quits

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Less than one week after announcing her early retirement, Australian Model Ajak Deng is back in the business. Deng previously felt like she could no longer handle the “fakes and lies” of the industry and threw both hands in the air, figuratively speaking. So why...