diversity

Why Oprah Winfrey And Ava DuVernay Eliminated The Word ‘Diversity’ From Their Vocabulary

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Oprah Winfrey, much like many of us, was once all for diversity but these days the Media Mogul is shifting the conversation over to inclusion. In a joint Hollywood Reporter interview with Ava DuVernay, who directed the upcoming series Queen Sugar for the OWN network,...

Miss Teen USA Apologizes For Using Racial Slur in Tweets

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The newly crowned Miss Teen USA is already caught up in controversy. Shortly after Karlie Hay’s win Saturday night, her old tweets came back to haunt her. Here is your @MissTeenUSA (@haaykarrls) spewing racial epithets. Kudos… pic.twitter.com/nGgPrZCw89 — X (@XLNB) July 31, 2016 Here's the...

Marvel’s New Iron Man Is A Black Woman: Meet Riri Williams

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Marvel just announced its new Iron Man and she’s a Black woman! The events at the end of the comic book series Civil War II will result in Tony Stark stepping out of the Iron Man suit for new character, Riri Williams to take his...

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...