The Wiz Will Be NBC's Next Live Musical

NBC has chosen The Wiz as it's next live musical EXTRAVAGANZA. You know that feeling when you're excited but also completely terrified? Yeah that. » 3/30/15 7:50pm Monday 7:50pm

Man Continuously Interrupts Woman During SXSW Panel on Diversity

At a SXSW panel yesterday called How Innovation Happens, Steve Jobs biographer Walter Isaacson, US Chief Technology Officer Megan Smith, and Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt discussed how an increased level of diversity and gender inclusivity is necessary to bring about breakthroughs in the tech sphere. » 3/17/15 9:50am 3/17/15 9:50am

SHOCKER: Oscars Had the Lowest Ratings in Years

This Sunday's Academy Awards ceremony—hosted by #1 Neil Patrick Harris fan, Neil Patrick Harris—received the lowest ratings of any Oscars broadcast since Hugh Jackman hosted in 2009. That means more people tuned in to watch James Franco and Anne Hathaway's hosting debacle in 2011 than they did this weekend. Ouch. » 2/24/15 2:45pm 2/24/15 2:45pm

Protests Over Lack of Diversity in Oscars Expected Ahead of Award Show

After director Ava DuVernay and actor David Oyelowo of the critically acclaimed Martin Luther King Jr. biopic Selma were snubbed, civil rights groups have called for a boycott of the Oscars as well protests ahead of the award show. » 2/21/15 4:30pm 2/21/15 4:30pm

When Do Minorities Get Eliminated on The Bachelor?

The Bachelor, ABC's long-running television show that purports to show people trying to find someone to love, is many things, depending on the season: insane, boring, painful, glorious. But there is one thing that's always consistent: it and its siblings The Bachelorette, Bachelor in Paradise and Bachelor Pad are as » 2/02/15 6:45pm 2/02/15 6:45pm

There's a New Hot Trend in Hollywood—People of Color! 

Someone find Lee Daniels, Kenya Barris, Shonda Rhimes and Jennie Snyder Urman and hug them: their television successes with Empire, Black-ish, How to Get Away with Murder and Jane the Virgin are opening doors for other diverse shows. Give thanks! » 1/20/15 6:45pm 1/20/15 6:45pm

Academy President Responds to Criticism Over 2015 Oscar Nominations

Cheryl Boone Isaacs, president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, spoke with the AP last night about criticism over the lack of diversity among this year's Oscar nominees. The nominations, announced on Thursday, were more white and more male than they had been in previous years. All twenty of this… » 1/17/15 11:45am 1/17/15 11:45am

Cheryl Boone Isaacs Doesn't Think the Academy Has a Diversity Problem

This morning we learned that the 2015 Academy Awards will be one of the whitest in recent memory. Not a single person of color was nominated in any of the acting categories and with the snub of Selma's Ava DuVernay, no women were nominated for Best Director. » 1/15/15 2:50pm 1/15/15 2:50pm

Reign Actress Starts Feminist Website Celebrating Women's Sexuality

When I first read that Caitlin Stasey, one of the lead actresses on the CW's Reign, had launched a, to borrow the words of E! Online, "NSFW Website Featuring Nude Photos of Women (Including Herself)," I'll admit I rolled my eyes. But then I actually looked at Herself, Stasey's feminist project that highlight's women's… » 1/14/15 8:45pm 1/14/15 8:45pm

Eddie Huang Details the Vexing Process of Making Fresh Off the Boat

Many of us will find ourselves watching ABC's Fresh Off the Boat, a new series about an Asian American family's experience in the good U.S.A., based on a memoir by Chef Eddie Huang. The question is: Will they get it right? In a piece for New York Magazine published today, "Bamboo Ceiling TV," Huang writes about his… » 1/13/15 6:40pm 1/13/15 6:40pm

Jourdan Dunn Is British Vogue's 1st Solo Black Cover Model in 12 Years

Model Jourdan Dunn has broken British Vogue's obscene white streak and become the first black model to be featured alone on the cover in 12 years. Congrats to Dunn and a hearty fuck you to the magazine that makes diversity an exception and not a rule! » 1/02/15 2:10pm 1/02/15 2:10pm

Pinterest Engineer Describes Isolation of Being Black In Silicon Valley

USA Today interviewed Justin Edmund, an early employee at Pinterest. The 24-year-old engineer first caught Silicon Valley's attention with a candid personal essay about growing up black, where he said he had "not seen a single technology leader," besides Jack Dorsey "acknowledge the crisis in Ferguson. And why would… » 10/30/14 8:59pm 10/30/14 8:59pm

​New York Comic Con Was All About Diversity This Year

Over the weekend, New York Comic Con saw the usual crowd of geeks, nerds, cosplayers, and other pop culture enthusiasts. But it also saw a huge shift in the discussion about representation in comics and other media. » 10/13/14 5:30pm 10/13/14 5:30pm

Fashion's Hottest New Trend: Whiteness

After four weeks, four cities, and hundreds of shows, this go-round of fashion month is officially over. The Chanel riot gear has been packed up while Hong Kong riots rage on, and the models hop back to their model apartments to nurse their over-bleached brows and weakened nailbeds. When it was all over, I flipped… » 10/07/14 4:30pm 10/07/14 4:30pm

After 38 Years In Business, Apple's Workforce Is Only 30 Percent Female

Apple is joining the ranks of Silicon Valley powerhouses that disclosure their employee diversity statistics. The company claims to "Think Different," but their hiring reflects more of the same. » 8/12/14 2:58pm 8/12/14 2:58pm

Attention Women and Minorities: Leave Diverse Hiring to the White Men

If you are a woman or person of color in an executive position and are looking to create a more diverse work environment, sorry, you'll have to leave that to the noble white man. » 7/23/14 3:45pm 7/23/14 3:45pm

New, Diverse Emojis Are Pretty Cool

The fact that there's only one brown person emoji in the standard set of emojis — and the fact that said brown person is a male, wearing a turban — has not gone unrecognized in my family. » 7/22/14 3:15pm 7/22/14 3:15pm

With Christina Chong, Star Wars Cast Grows Ever More Diverse

Good news for those of us who love Star Wars and diversity in film. The movie has just added an Asian actress to its lineup, up-and-coming British thespian Christina Chong. » 7/17/14 6:30pm 7/17/14 6:30pm