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Are Biracial Women Erasing Black Women On Screen?

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When it was announced that Disney Channel star Zendaya Coleman would take on the role of Aaliyah in an upcoming Lifetime biopic the reaction was mixed. Some praised the choice given Coleman’s ability to sing, dance, and act, while others thought casting a racially ambiguous-looking...

What’s Wrong With This Cover of The Hollywood Reporter? Hint: It’s Very White

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The Hollywood Reporter’s latest cover story on this year’s crop of Emmy Award front-runners features some of the most celebrated actresses in Hollywood. The Good Wife’s Julianna Margulies; Homeland’s Claire Danes; Mad Men’s Jessica Pare; The Americans’ Keri Russell; American Horror Story: Coven’s Sarah Paulson;...

Did Producers Whitewash ‘Jem’s’ Only Black Character for Upcoming Film?

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Since news broke that Jem and the Holograms would be heading to the big screen, many of my friends have been excited. And as an ‘80s baby, I totally get it. I remember watching Jem and her crew of badass rockers take on the music...

‘Noah’ Screenwriter Explains Why There Are No People of Color in the Film & It’s a Doozy

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Darren Aronofsky’s epic Biblical drama Noah has been panned by critics and filmgoers alike. The film, which managed to piss off Jews, Christians, and Muslims, has earned over $160 million worldwide, but it’s far from a blockbuster hit. While many have taken umbrage with Aronofsky’s...

According to Hollywood, All the ‘Gods of Egypt’ Are White

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Whitewashing iconic characters is nothing new in Tinsel Town. Cleopatra was famously played by Elizabeth Taylor; David Carradine was cast as Kwai Chang Caine in the hit 70s show Kung Fu; and Charlton Heston was Moses in The Ten Commandants. But that was the past,...