Monday, Feb. 16, 2015

Three black women released movies in 2014, more than ever before in a single year. And one of them is a contender for the motion picture academy's top prize.

But that's just three films in one year — out of the 373 that came out in theaters.

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Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015

One of the most buzzed-about movies at this year's Sundance Film Festival is "Dope," a coming-of-age story about three outcasts in the inner city.

Written and directed by Rick Famuyiwa and featuring a diverse cast of actors, the film spawned a...

Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015

Kenya Barris, creator of ABC's "black-ish," was motivated to write the comedy about an African-American family's efforts to honor its heritage in part by the unreality of what he grew up watching on television.

"I saw 'Friends' and 'Seinfeld' and thought, 'What part of New York is this...

Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015

The Oscar nominations added intrigue if not diversity to an Academy Awards race by favoring one late-season release ("American Sniper") over another ("Selma").

The flip-flopping of fortunes, however, did little to dislodge the humble coming-of-age...

Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015

The Directors Guild of America today issued the results of a five-year analysis of the gender and ethnic diversity of first-time directors on scripted series.

In the five-year period studied (2009-2010 through 2013-2014 television seasons), 479...

Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014

Civil rights leader Jesse Jackson spent most of this year pressuring the technology industry into facing up to the glaring scarcity of women, blacks and Latinos at companies renowned as great places to work.

Now comes Diversity 2.0 — finding ways to...

Monday, Mar. 3, 2014

Diversity was perhaps the biggest winner at the 86th annual Academy Awards.

For the first time, a film directed by a black filmmaker — Steve McQueen of "12 Years a Slave" — won best picture and a Latino — Alfonso Cuaron of "Gravity" — took home best...

Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014

When it comes to influential positions in the entertainment industry, minorities and women are represented at rates far less than their percentate of the general population. The proportion of female and minority actors, writers, directors and producers in films and TV ranges from just one-...

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