Tag: HBO

HBO Goes Purple for Spirit Day

(Originally posted on LinkedIn) On October 19, over 400 HBO (a division of Time Warner No. 37 on the DiversityInc Top 50 Companies list) employees — including HBO CEO Richard Plepler — gathered outside HBO’s Manhattan headquarters on the Grace Plaza to celebrate Spirit Day, the annual observance, coinciding with…

Bill Maher Only Apologizes for Racist Remark After Backlash

Late-night host Bill Maher issued a cookie-cutter apology following his use of the N-word on his talk show Friday night a lame follow-up to what he described as “a joke.” Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) appeared on his show “Real Time” and suggested Maher visit his state of Nebraska. “You’re welcome,”…

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,…