“I would love to see and look forward to see a greater cultural diversity among all our nominees in all of our categories,” Cheryl Boone Isaacs said.
After a slow-burn first season, the San Francisco-set HBO comedy-drama has become an even richer look at gay life. BuzzFeed News talked to the show’s actors and executive producer about the diversity issue, unlikable characters, and what to expect this year. Minor spoilers ahead.
A new report finds that mainstream fashion was still majorly whitewashed in 2014.
“No, where are you really from?”
The updated version of Annie starring critical darling Quvenzhané Wallis is a good start. But we can do better, Hollywood.
The A Series of Unfortunate Events author has pledged to match donations for 24 hours up to $100,000 to We Need Diverse Books, an organization that promotes diversity in children’s literature.
As Marvel is honored with the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Vanguard Award for its portrayals of LGBT characters, BuzzFeed caught up with Cort Lane, VP of Animation Development, to talk about the evolution of Marvel and the Scarlet Witch contreversy.
“People all over the world want to have emoji that reflect more human diversity.” A proposal has been put in to the consortium that controls emojis that would allow for more diversity in the ubiquitous little icons.
Marvin Ellison was executive vice president of stores at Home Depot and spent years at Target prior to that. There are currently just six black CEOs leading Fortune 500 companies.
SPOILER: So many white guys.
“Thank god that Shonda Rhimes had this agenda to make television look like life, to make it look like the real world,” Grey’s Anatomy star Ellen Pompeo said at BuzzFeed Brews with Facebook Live. “Let’s just get past diversity being a couple of black people in a show.”
BuzzFeed asked participants at ModCloth’s #fashiontruth casting call and this is what they said.
The retailer’s numbers were verified by an external consultancy. The disclosure comes on the heels of a broader trend of reporting diversity numbers in Silicon Valley.
Because BFFs don’t always look alike. Based on Lisa Rogak’s book, “One Big Happy Family.”
The broadcaster promises that the changes will apply to all new commissions, and will apply to staff both onscreen and offscreen. This initiative follows a similar scheme at the BBC.
We asked editors from top publications six questions about diversity in their newsrooms. Here’s what they had to say.
Based on audience composition, Starz’s crime drama Power has the highest percentage of African-American viewers since HBO’s The Wire.
The social network reports that 70% of its global employees are male.
Established writers of color offer priceless advice for those just starting out.
It looks like it from Triple M’s latest promo shot.
Please, for the love of God, stop trying to “raise the roof.”
“We’re not where we want to be when it comes to diversity,” Google admits in a new report that shows its workforce is overwhelmingly white and male.
The media organization announced that the popular radio program’s last broadcast will be Aug. 1, 2014.
Starting this fall, TV will look more like life — with more actors of color leading casts than ever before.
“The publishing industry looks a lot like these best-selling teenage dystopias: white and full of people destroying each other to survive.”
A satirical tweet from @ColbertReport was deleted Thursday after receiving sharp backlash, but not before the #CancelColbert hashtag started trending.
Many have asked why there are no black emoji characters. Apple said Tuesday the company is working to update the keyboard to be more multicultural.
Sometimes we need to take a moment to appreciate how great Americans can truly be. We’re not as bad as you might think.
Director Steve McQueen becomes the first black man to win an Academy Award for Best Picture.
“The games have always been a little gay. Let’s fight to keep them that way.”