Tag: UCLA

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…

Diverse Film Casts Keep Hollywood Execs Making Money at Box Office, Says Report

Ahead of the 89th Academy Awards show on Sunday, UCLA has released its annual Hollywood Diversity report, which highlights that diversity means higher financial returns on productions. The report, generated through the university’s Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies, examined the 200 top-grossing theatrical film releases in 2015,…

'WE are America!' Sanctuary Campus Protests Spread Nationwide

College students, professors, alumni and other leaders on campuses nationwide from at least 80 schools are standing in solidarity with one another and against President-elect Donald Trump and his anti-immigration policies. “Things are really raw for a lot of students,” said Danny Siegel, president of the student government at UCLA,…

Lack of Diversity Costing Hollywood Money

By Sheryl Estrada According to “2015 Hollywood Diversity Report: Flipping the Script,” which makes a correlation between diversity and revenue in Tinseltown, business as usual “may soon be unsustainable” as “diversity sells.” The report is the second in a series from the Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies…

Racial Tension at UCLA School of Law Continues to Escalate

By Julissa Catalan A Black UCLA student is receiving racist hate mail after trying to bring attention to the lack of diversity within the university’s law programs. Alexis Gardener and some of her classmates produced a nine-minute video titled 33, in which students speak candidly about their experiences as the…

Top California Universities Form Partnership to Promote Advancement of Underrepresented Ph.D. Students

By Julissa Catalan Photo by Shutterstock With a $2.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF), a newly formed alliance plans to change the demographics of students in STEM-related (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) graduate programs. The University of California, Berkeley, the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), Stanford University…