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Why Shonda Rhimes' Shows Give Me Hope For The Entertainment Industry

Camryn Garrett | Posted 12.22.2014 | Teen
Camryn Garrett

The best part isn't that all of these different types of people are included in these shows. It's that their differences aren't harped on, over and over again.

The Emmys Still Aren't A Feminist Award Show

The Huffington Post | Lily Karlin | Posted 08.27.2014 | Entertainment

There were some high-profile wins for female writers and directors at the Emmy awards on Monday, but that doesn't mean we should be celebrating. Mo...

Dance Music Versus the Mainstream Media: 'If Country Can Dance, Why Can't We?'

Valerie Lee | Posted 10.07.2014 | College
Valerie Lee

A blanket of dismal expectancy shrouds every new festival or high profile EDM show. It arrives in the form of a vulture; a hovering media presence eyeing any opportunity to snatch up crumbs of information to then instigate "conversations" where dance music culture and its fans are berated, over and over again.

This Shameful Hollywood Habit Is So Common, You May Not Have Noticed It

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 11.06.2014 | Entertainment

Hollywood may have retired blackface and other racist caricatures, but discrimination is alive and well.

Lupita Nyong'o, Kerry Washington And Me

Camryn Garrett | Posted 06.12.2014 | Teen
Camryn Garrett

When a magazine calls a woman with pale eyes and hair beautiful, I don't have any problem agreeing. They are beautiful. We all are. But what many magazines fail to realize is that there's more than one brand of beauty.

Justine Sacco, Megyn Kelly and the Humor of White Privilege

Kevin Beckford | Posted 02.21.2014 | Black Voices
Kevin Beckford

Sacco and Kelly are not the only people making such comments. There are plenty of "jokesters" whose privilege(s) and prejudices can easily be "unearthed" by jokes.

The Kind Of Faces I Want To See On TV

Carmin Chappell | Posted 06.30.2013 | Teen
Carmin Chappell

As a teenager, my generation is largely aware of the need for equal rights for all and represents a large portion of many campaigns. My peers and I need to dig deeper within the issues we care about and not rely on mainstream media to properly educate us on current events.