Tag: Television

Less than 5 Percent of TV Writers Are Black: Study

The exclusion of Black writers and other writers of color from television writers’ rooms has far reaching consequences, especially when it comes to the scripts of crime procedural shows, Rashad Robinson, executive director of Color Of Change, told DiversityInc. “Race In The Writers’ Room: How Hollywood Whitewashed the Stories that…

Steve Harvey's Rules to Staff: Don't Talk to Me

Would you stop your boss in the hallway if you had a pressing question TV host and comedian Steve Harvey made certain to let his staff know that would be a big mistake. Harvey, who has received backlash from the Black community for his meeting with President Donald Trump, is…

Black Youth Exposed to Junk Food Ads at Greater Rates, Study Says

By Sheryl Estrada Television ads promoting high-calorie fast food, sugary snacks and beverages are targeted toward Black adolescents more than any other demographic, according to a new study. The study, which is the first comprehensive examination of television-viewing patterns and related exposure to food and beverage ads by age group,…

Hollywood's Lack of Diversity Mocked by America Ferrera and Eva Longoria

By Sheryl Estrada Actresses America Ferrera (left) and Eva Longoria at the 2016 Golden Globe Awards on Jan. 10. At the 2016 Golden Globe Awards ceremony on Sunday night,actresses America Ferrera and Eva Longoriaused wit to make a point to Hollywood about its subtle racism:stop consistently mistaking Latina actresses for…