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Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019
The breakthrough representation of minorities in Hollywood blockbusters has ignited a frequently overlooked discussion about whether prejudice isn't just about the color of a person's skin, but the shade.
"Colorism," the idea that light-skinned minorities are given more privilege than...
Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017
"Hidden Figures" and Taraji P. Henson had a big night at the NAACP Image Awards, where Hollywood glamour shared the stage with somber remarks from the director of Washington's new African-American museum.
"Hidden Figures," the fact-based drama about the contributions of black female...
Tuesday, Jul. 12, 2016
It's time for television to celebrate itself, again, with a shower of Emmy Award nominations. And why not?
Pop culture's ability to trace the intricacies of our social fabric shouldn't be undervalued, with TV in its various guises - broadcast, cable or streaming - proving more up to the...
Tuesday, Jun. 16, 2015
While theatrical features are undoubtedly the main entrée on the menu at the Los Angeles Film Festival--which runs through Thursday (June 18)--television was served in big helpings this past Saturday during the fest’s Diversity Speaks sessions sponsored by HBO....