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Phylicia Rashad

Phylicia Rashad, Actress and Iconic TV Mom, Named Dean of Fine Arts at Howard University

Phylicia Rashad spent almost a decade lighting up our screens as lovable mom Clair Huxtable on The Cosby Show — and now the Tony Award-winning actress has turned her considerable talents to academia with a recent appointment as Dean of Fine Arts at Howard University, one of the nation’s leading…

Golden Globes

Golden Globes Announce Series of Changes to Promote Increased Diversity Within Membership of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association

Following ongoing criticism over a lack of diversity in its selections and membership, plus the recent news that Netflix and Amazon are considering withdrawing their films out of consideration for prizes in the future, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association — the voting body behind the Golden Globes — has announced…

Chloe Zhao

2021 Academy Awards: Socially Distanced and Socially Focused With a Renewed Emphasis on Diversity and Inclusion

Following a turbulent and chaotic year for movies, it makes sense that the 2021 Academy Awards would be different from any Oscar telecast we’d seen in the past. Eliminating much of the pomp and circumstance the ceremony is so prone to, this year’s awards telecast was a smaller, socially aware…

Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne

Sharon Osbourne Leaves CBS’s ‘The Talk’ Following Controversy Over Racism

TV veteran Sharon Osbourne is leaving the CBS daytime talk show, The Talk following a recent controversy that erupted on set over racism. According to Christie D’Zurilla of the Los Angeles Times, the situation began on March 10 during an “explosive conversation between the co-hosts [that] was sparked by Osbourne’s…

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Lack of Black Representation Costs Hollywood an Estimated $10 Billion Each Year

By excluding Black talent and failing to tell stories that represent all parts of society, Hollywood may be losing up to $10 billion a year.  That finding is just one of the discoveries revealed in an enlightening new report from management consulting firm McKinsey & Company. It’s the first time…

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Cable News Expands to Include More Black Voices with Black News Channel

As the world of cable TV news becomes increasingly fragmented, BNC (Black News Channel) is promising to deliver an alternative news source that looks at breaking news stories through the eyes of Black Americans when it relaunches in March 2021. In a Wall Street Journal exclusive, reporter Lillian Rizzo writes…