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Diversity in Hollywood

Nia Long: Film And TV Should Look Like The World We Live In

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 07.01.2016 | Black Voices

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences took a big step this week to including more women and people of color in its organization by sending out...

It's 2016 And Latino Representation On TV Is Finally Starting To Reflect Reality

Mic | Tanisha Ramirez | Posted 04.12.2016 | Latino Voices

Latinos make up 17% of the U.S. population. They account for 32% of frequent moviegoers. But as Flavorwire put it bluntly last year, Hollywood made th...

Tao Okamoto Believes Asian Actors Are The 'Minority Of The Minorities'

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 03.12.2016 | Entertainment

There's always a conversation to be had about the lack of diversity in Hollywood, especially on the heels of #OscarsSoWhite a few weeks ago. But actre...

Alejandro González Iñárritu On Donald Trump And Immigration At The DGA Awards

Vulture | Tanisha Ramirez | Posted 02.08.2016 | Latino Voices

Alejandro González Iñárritu nabbed the Directors Guild Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement on The Revenant yesterday, bringing him one st...

Cuba Gooding Jr. Says Hollywood's Diversity Issue Didn't Start With Oscars

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 02.03.2016 | Black Voices

The issue of diversity in Hollywood is bigger than the Academy Awards alone, Cuba Gooding Jr. told HuffPost Live on Monday. Gooding, who took home an...

The Impact of the New Star Wars for the Black Community

Dallas Rico | Posted 12.15.2015 | Black Voices
Dallas Rico

Star Wars is a big deal for a lot of people, myself included. Its influence on American pop culture cannot be understated. A cultural icon like no other, Star Wars permeates all forms of media from TV shows to comic books. Never before has there been a major black character to champion the franchise. Until now.

'30 Rock' Star Says We Need A New 'Cosby Show' To Normalize Diverse Voices

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 11.20.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

Keith Powell, who played the hilarious James Toofer on NBC's "30 Rock," joined HuffPost Live Thursday and expressed disappointment with The Hollywood ...

Ava DuVernay Says Too Many Films Focus On The 'White, Straight, Male' Perspective

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 11.12.2015 | Entertainment

Award-winning director Ava DuVernay doesn't mind that movies by black filmmakers are labeled "black films." Instead, there's a much larger problem pla...

Veterans in Hollywood -- Time for a Gut-Check

Richard Arthur | Posted 11.12.2015 | Entertainment
Richard Arthur

Veteran's Day is a good time to ask how it can be that while so many TV shows and movies find inspiration in the sacrifice of our servicemen and women -- and yet find so little opportunity to hire Veterans to tell these stories?

Aziz Ansari Explores Hollywood's Diversity Problem In Powerful Essay

The Huffington Post | Joe Satran | Posted 11.12.2015 | Entertainment

"Indians on TV," the fourth episode of Aziz Ansari's "Masters of None," acts as a kind of thesis statement for the entire superlative series, which de...

Lauren Duca

It's Time For Straight White Men To Give Someone Else A Turn In Hollywood | Lauren Duca | Posted 05.14.2015 | Entertainment

Hollywood is so overpowered by straight white men that it feels like a Tea Party convention at a country club in Connecticut. There are more straight,...

Tavis Smiley: My Conversation With Dr. Darnell Hunt on Diversity in Hollywood

Tavis Smiley | Posted 06.03.2015 | Entertainment
Tavis Smiley

In this clip, Dr. Darnell Hunt, the director of the Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies at UCLA, explains why more people of color are needed in Hollywood's executive suites.

Hollywood's Diversity Problem Starts At The Top, UCLA Report Finds

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 03.02.2015 | Latino Voices

Hollywood’s diversity problem is far from shocking. Over the past few years, studies have highlighted the profitability of diverse casting and the l...

A New Era for Asian Americans in Starring Roles

Jimmy Nguyen | Posted 04.23.2015 | Entertainment
Jimmy Nguyen

As more Asian faces star in American entertainment projects, they communicate an important message to everyone watching: Asian Americans are capable of playing any role -- not just on camera, but also in life.

This Oscar Dress Infographic Makes Hollywood's Diversity Problem Painfully Obvious

The Huffington Post | Jamie Feldman | Posted 02.22.2015 | Style

For people who love fashion, there are few events more exciting than the Oscars. Hollywood's most glamorous night of the year guarantees the most epic...

Carolina Moreno

‘Fifty Shades Of Grey' Star On Why The Film's Leads Are ‘Extremely Brave' | Carolina Moreno | Posted 02.13.2015 | Latino Voices

Somewhere amid the incessant lip-biting and erotic scenes that push the limits of its R rating, the highly anticipated “Fifty Shades of Grey,” Sam...

Why Millennials Don't Care About the Oscars: Hollywood's Diversity Lack Widens Generation Gap

Mellini Kantayya | Posted 04.14.2015 | Media
Mellini Kantayya

While potential moviegoers may share a penchant for idiosyncratic white men and tortured geniuses, they may also enjoy female protagonists and films with casts of color involving themes other than slavery, civil rights, or race relations.

Barry Levinson Blames Hollywood's Diversity Problem On Our Education System

HuffPost Live | Kira Brekke | Posted 01.26.2015 | Black Voices

Critics have been furious since the Academy Award nominations were released last week, rendering this year the whitest Oscars since 1998. Many blame t...

Carolina Moreno

‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine' Star Talks Rosa's Upcoming Love Interest | Carolina Moreno | Posted 12.12.2014 | Latino Voices

Stephanie Beatriz’s voice on the phone is unexpectedly sweet. She greets me with an enthusiastically high-pitched “hi” that suggests she's smili...

Rosie Perez Says Latin Hollywood Told Her Not To ‘Rock The Boat'

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 10.17.2014 | Latino Voices

Rosie Perez has always been a vocal advocate for Latino representation in the entertainment industry -- something she says Latin Hollywood wasn’t ke...

I'm Blond, Blue-Eyed And The Face Of Hollywood Diversity

Tessa Blake | Posted 12.06.2014 | Women
Tessa Blake

Casually, I think most Americans would agree that there should be equal representation behind the lens. And I don't suspect a high-level Hollywood conspiracy. No racist or sexist villains lurking in the halls of power, twirling their mustaches. Honestly, I think dudes are comfortable with other dudes, so they hire them.

Post-Diversity? No. Even With a Black President

George Alexander | Posted 12.01.2012 | Media
George Alexander

Total inclusion within our society without regard to race, gender and sexual orientation is an ongoing battle. Yeah, we've come a long way, baby, but we've got a mighty long way to go.

LOOK: What's Wrong With This Picture? Hollywood Reporter Cover Lacks Diversity

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.31.2012 | Latino Voices

With Emmy nominations on the horizon (July 19th), The Hollywood Reporter (THR) hosted an Emmy roundtable panel with six talented actresses: Claire Dan...

Sitting Down with Victoria Rowell

Chie Davis | Posted 01.01.2012 | Black Voices
Chie Davis

Former Young and the Restless actress, New York Times best-selling author and activist, Victoria Rowell discusses her work and gives a tour of her fabulous home.

Ten Minutes With: Sharon Lawrence

Fabio Periera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Fabio Periera

Each year, women from all over the world travel to Los Angeles in the hopes of fulfilling their creative ambitions, and in 1992, Sharon Lawrence was o...