Tag: Media

Trump Announces 'New Deal' for Blacks on a Celebrity Gossip Website

President-elect’s plan shares space with recent headline: “Janet Jackson’s Crackhead Ex-Husband Was on Growing Up Hip Hop Last Night Spilling Tea About Their Secret Baby!” By Sheryl Estrada President-elect Donald Trump has created a 10-point plan to outline his policies for the African American community. The day after Trump’s meeting…

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 Media's Lack of Diversity and Why It Matters to You

By Michael Nam Despite bright spots in the mainstream media for representing race and gender diversity, like Melissa Harris-Perry on MSNBC, the output of the industry largely still appears white and male. Almost 40 percent of the U.S. identifies as nonwhite and women make up more than half of the…

Dori J. Maynard Dies at 56

The Maynard family has made the news and media industries what they are today, in some ways. Dori J. Maynard, who took over for her father as one of the leading advocates for diversity in newsrooms, has died. She “advocated tirelessly,” according to a statement from the Robert C. Maynard…

Why Can't This N.M. Newspaper Stop Running Racist Cartoons

By Albert Lin The Roswell (N.M.) Daily Record and editorial cartoonist Keith Bell are at it again. Four years after the two were criticized for a cartoon that was racist to the town’s majority-Latino population, they have collaborated on an illustration that is racist to Blacks and Latinos. Here’s the…

Is That Kerry Washington on Cover of InStyle

By Sheryl Estrada Updated on Feb. 5 at 7:17 p.m. ET: InStyle magazine has addressed complaints the March 2015 cover photo of Kerry Washington was edited to lighten her complexion. “While we did not digitally lighten Kerry’s skin tone, our cover lighting has likely contributed to this concern,” InStyle magazine…

TLC Under Pressure to Cancel My Husband's Not Gay

By Albert Lin A TLC reality special is facing heavy criticism before it even airs. The one-hour show, My Husband’s Not Gay, is scheduled to air on Sunday night. It follows four Mormon menthree of whom are married to women and one who is looking for a bridewho do not…

ESPN Anchor Stuart Scott's Legacy

By Albert Lin Groundbreaking ESPN anchor Stuart Scott died of cancer on Sunday. He was 49. Scott, the most prominent Black talent at the cable network and the voice of a younger, hipper generation, was known for his outsized enthusiasm and his catchphrases—most prominently “Boo-yah!” and “As cool as the…