Entertainment

Kobe Bryant Wins Oscar, Takes Dig at Fox News Host

Former NBA Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant, along with animator Glen Keane, won the Oscaron Sunday night for best animated short film for “Dear Basketball.” The film is based on a poem Bryant wrote in 2015 announcing his impending retirement from his basketball career. During their acceptance speech, Keane said, “Whatever…

Jay-Z: 'You Treat People Like Human Beings'

Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter had a powerful message for the president this weekend: you can’t put a price tag on happiness. “Money doesn’t equate to happiness. It doesn’t. That’s missing the whole point,” he said. “You treat people like human beings. That’s the main point. It goes back to the whole…

Walmart Steps Up for Comedian Tracy Morgan in Settlement

Sam Aronov / Shutterstock.com Walmart (one of DiversityInc’s 25 noteworthy companies) reached a legal settlement with comedian and actor Tracy Morgan in the tragic crash last June that killed Morgan’s friend and fellow comedian, James McNair (known as Jimmy Mack), and severely injured Morgan and other passengers in his limousine….

HBO Shows How Not to Launch a Diversity Program

By Michael Nam The problems faced by the HBOAccess Writing Fellowship’s application program last week serves as a harsh lesson for companies and organizations making attempts to diversify their industries. The program itself is set up to encourage those identifying as “Asian Pacific, Sub-Continent Asian, African American, Hispanic, Native American,…

The Part of Hollywood That Gets It

By Chris Hoenig The face of Hollywood is changing: Movies are casting increasingly diverse characters, the Oscars are rewarding their work and Vanity Fair included a record number of Blacks on the cover of its Hollywood Issue this year (six out of the 12 actors and actresses). But there’s one…