It’s the biggest night in music, one of the most-viewed award shows in America and the music industry's highest honor. Every recording artist dreams...
To some people, the life of a professional dancer must seem rather simple. They think you wake up, take classes, rehearse, perform and that's it. But ...
The ongoing controversy over the Academy Awards' lack of diversity was realized in a street art installation piece left on Melrose Avenue in Hollywood by Plastic Jesus, known for past attention-getting art critical of the Oscars.
The question then remains, how long should we wait for the commitments for redress in our boardrooms, political chambers, and Ivory towers? People of good will and awareness need to insist on change--we must continue to write, speak, and if need be scream until someone listens and then acts.
I spoke with many of the nominees and winners including Viola Davis, Idris Alba and Queen Latifah about #OscarsSoWhite and the subject of diversity as a whole on the carpet. Find out what they had to say below. Have a look and let me know your thoughts.
Side parts took center stage at the SAG Awards 2016.
Racism! Sexism! Ageism! Ethno-male-white-euro-centrism. These are all very important topics when it comes to diversity and inclusion. The serious nature of these discussions is paramount to an equal society that represents and treats all people fairly. Anyone see who's missing from this list?
Today, more than ever, it is going to take more than just writing that one song. Artists are working hard at their day job to support their time and efforts in building their music with very little results.
The debate over the Oscars, and the overarching debate over diversity in Hollywood, is vital, not just because it will give more black actors and actresses a trophy to hold or a film to promote, but because it will give less black parents a funeral to plan.
I've watched 22 SAG nominated films this month, and I've come to the conclusion that instead of casting women in most studio releases, they should use life sized cardboard cutouts instead of real women.
Okay, so the movie industry has found yet another way to increase revenue. What's so bad about that?
I challenge Iñárritu and every established Latino filmmaker to produce more films with complex Latina or Latino leads and supporting roles. Let's be the change we want to see, especially if you are in a high position to do so.
The discussion of diversity in Hollywood, or the lack thereof has been at a fever pitch since the nominations for the Oscar awards were released. ...
So here's the deal, the "Oscars," are not the problem. They are the end result of the real problem. A problem that begins at the talent agencies, movi...
The answer is pretty clear and it's also pretty simple: Academy Award nominations, as well as the ultimate awarding of the Oscars themselves, should be allotted on a pro rata quota system to reflect the diversity of America and the world at large.
As an ethicist and avid filmgoer, I cannot help but think that, regardless of skin color, all people have a responsibility to boycott the Oscars.