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JAY-Z’s Video For “Moonlight” Re-Creates “Friends” With An All-Star Black Cast

In 2003, Aisha Tyler joined the cast of NBC's long-running television series, Friends. She played a recurring character who represented the show's most visible Black character in its then nine-year history. Along with shows like Sex and the City and Seinfeld, the New York City-based sitcom often came under fire for the lack of... Read more

This Fall, TV Will Make History By Truly Being Presented In Living Color

Just six days ago (September 6), the Fall 2016 television season debuted "Atlanta," a Hip-Hop centered FX series created by and starring Donald Glover. The dramedy is but one of the many offerings making this year one of the most diverse in television history, thanks to the inclusion of many... Read more

Childish Gambino Is Now The Man & He’s Calling The Shots For His Own Show (Video)

In a year when diversity in Hollywood has been a major point of discussion, creators like Shonda Rhimes, Ava DuVernay, Nate Parker, Viola Davis, and others have helped present projects which incorporate the nuanced and varied experiences of Black Americans in mainstream popular culture. Donald Glover (also known as rapper... Read more

A Black Female Superhero Will Soon Be Fighting In Iron Man’s Suit

Comic books have often run parallel to social movements, with real-life storylines often finding themselves in illustrated story-boards. In late 2015, DC Comics featured Batman as a caped crusader who interfered with an impending act of police brutality against a person of color, reflecting the heaviness in the air in... Read more

Oscars So White No More: Academy Awards Are Making History In Diversity

Hollywood was rattled by a major controversy earlier this year when the Oscars announced nominees for the 2016 Academy Awards. Overwhelmingly White and male, the pool of talent up for awards at the ceremony became the target of societal blowback at a level that made the story ubiquitous in the... Read more

A Film About a Slave Revolt is Breaking Records. Has Hollywood Really Changed?

As the Academy Awards inch closer and closer, the discussion about diversity in Hollywood continues to rage on. One of the highest-trending topics on Twitter, #OscarsSoWhite is a reaction to the announcement of Oscar nominees and in particular the fact that no people of color are represented in the top... Read more

The Oscars’ Voting Body May Have Twice the Women & Minorities by 2020

Since announcing its list of nominees for this year's Academy Awards, the Association behind the Oscars event has been forced to face some loud criticisms for its lack of diversity. With not a single minority nominated for any lead or supporting roles (and a paltry few among those nominated in... Read more

More Faces of Color Are On Screen But Diverse Writers Are Still Treated Like The Walking Dead

Great strides have been made in the visibility of diverse characters on television in recent months, but many would justifiably argue that it's too little too late, and that much work is left to be done. Viola Davis recently became the first African-American woman to win an Emmy for Best... Read more