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Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020
American companies promising to hire more Black employees in leadership roles and teach their workforce about racism are getting a message from President Donald Trump's administration: Watch your step if you want to keep doing business with the federal government.
Trump's Labor Department...
Tuesday, Sep. 29, 2020
Droga5 has promoted Tiffany Edwards to global head of diversity and inclusion, a new role in which she will lead and oversee the agency’s efforts to recruit, retain and advance professionals from underrepresented backgrounds within the agency’s global locations and industry at large. Edwards...
Thursday, Sep. 24, 2020
Britain's film academy is shaking up its membership and its awards voting rules in a review prompted by the glaring lack of diversity in the nominations.
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts promised to change after contenders for the 2020 awards were announced last January....
Wednesday, Sep. 16, 2020
Dr. Jennifer Gomes has joined Goodby Silverstein & Partners’ (GS&) management team in the new role of head of equity, diversity and inclusion.
For nearly 20 years, Dr. Gomes has committed her career to addressing issues of social justice. She was most recently the founder and CEO...
Tuesday, Sep. 15, 2020
A bigger pool of nominations for the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards hasn’t made much of a difference in bringing overall gender parity to the nominations in behind-the-scenes categories. That’s one of the prime findings in the Women’s Media Center annual Emmys Report titled "WMC 2020 Investigation...
Thursday, Sep. 10, 2020
As Hollywood searches for a response to the reckoning brought on by the death of George Floyd and the Academy Awards move to make Oscar nominees more inclusive, a new study captures how the film industry has improved in diversity and how it still lags.
In the most popular films of 2019,...
Tuesday, Sep. 8, 2020
In an historic move, the Oscars are raising the inclusion bar for best picture nominees starting with the 96th Academy Awards in 2024. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Tuesday laid out sweeping eligibility reforms to the best picture category intended to encourage diversity and...
Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020
The One Club for Creativity has unveiled the first-ever group of 15 talented students accepted into the East Coast fall session for ONE School, a free portfolio program for young Black creatives.
Students were selected based on their raw creativity, passion and commitment so as not to...
Friday, Aug. 7, 2020
I have lots of funny stories about being a Black executive producer and production company owner. There was the time on set when I was given the coffee order by an agency creative because he thought I was a PA. Sadly, there are not too many Black people in my position in our business. I try not...
Wednesday, Jul. 15, 2020
CBS Television and the NAACP has reached an agreement to develop content to further tell stories of the African American experience.
The television studio and civil rights organization announced the multi-year agreement in a joint statement Wednesday. The partnership will focus on...