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Why This 'Brown Batman' Meant So Much To One Little Boy

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 10.11.2016 | Parents

A simple yet powerful encounter at a fantasy and sci-fi convention is showing why representation is so important for young kids. Last week, 25-year-o...

Emmy Awards: Spotlight On Diversity

Rebecca Damante | Posted 09.20.2016 | Entertainment
Rebecca Damante

This year's Emmy Awards distinguished itself from the Oscars in more ways than one. Eighteen actors of color were nominated between the lead and featured actor categories, which is eighteen more than the Oscars and seven more than last year's Emmy Awards.

Lupita Nyong'o Covers Vogue, Shares Her Passion To Amplify African Stories

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 09.15.2016 | Black Voices

Lupita Nyong’o has graced the cover of Vogue magazine for the third time, and, of course, she slays. The Oscar-winning actress was photographed by M...

How to Get a Hollywood Agent

Krista Parkinson | Posted 09.06.2016 | Education
Krista Parkinson

Although I haven't worked as a talent agent in over a decade, people still ask me: "How can I get an agent?" My response remains the same, "You don't ...

How 'Parks and Rec' Embraced Diversity and Shattered Stereotypes

Charlene Haparimwi | Posted 09.01.2016 | Entertainment
Charlene Haparimwi

'Parks and Rec' had Amy Poehler's golden touch all over it. It was smart and hilarious without ever going in the dirt for jokes. It even had a diverse and vibrant cast that brought the plot to the next level and gave it a life of its own.

Toddler Receives Special Quadruple Amputee Doll That Looks Like Her

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 08.11.2016 | Parents

Harmonie-Rose Ivy Allen finally has a doll that looks like her. According to ABC News, doctors diagnosed Harmonie with meningitis B when she was 11 mo...

‘Steven Universe’ Made Me Gay

The Establishment | Posted 08.11.2016 | Queer Voices
The Establishment

When I was a little girl, I had an obsession with Robin Hood — the character in general, but the Disney film in particular. You know the one; every ...

What I, A White Man, Want Everyone To Know About The Power Of Black Women

Kevin Allred | Posted 08.03.2016 | Black Voices
Kevin Allred

I’m a white man and a teacher. Much of my work over the past six years has involved meticulously analyzing Beyoncé’s music, videos, and career al...

Doll Creator Shuts Down Suggestion That Her Dolls Are 'Too Dark'

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 07.22.2016 | Black Voices

Diversity has played a huge ― and necessary ― role in the doll industry this year. Toy creators, like Mala Bryan who created an Afro-Caribbean ins...

When Representation Mattered: On Truly 'Seeing' Yourself In Pop Culture

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 07.19.2016 | Black Voices

What does it really mean to feel “represented”? What does it really mean to feel seen? “Representation,” a cultural buzzword that’s often to...

America Ferrera On The One Thing White Male Actors Never Have To Worry About

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 07.01.2016 | Latino Voices

America Ferrera knows first hand how limiting it is to work in an industry that offers so little representation for people of color and women, and she...

BREXIT: Lessons of History Applied by UK's Patriots

Natasha Srdoc | Posted 06.29.2016 | World
Natasha Srdoc

After all the noise, threats, doomsday scenarios and cataclysmic prognosis by political pundits and elitists, the only relevant argument in the BREXIT victory is the self-determination by the British people.

The Adorable Reason This Toddler Loves His Diaper Packaging So Much

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 06.28.2016 | Parents

When it comes to baby products, packaging makes a big difference. Rose Bennett of Pembroke Pines, Florida, knows this to be true. Bennett recently not...

Muslim Girl Says What We're All Thinking About Diversity In Hollywood

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 06.24.2016 | Religion

Amani Al-Khatahtbeh, editor-in-chief of, dropped some serious wisdom last week about the need for diversity in the media. During a pane...

Kat Lazo Breaks Down Why Stereotypes Are So Damaging To Latinas

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 06.03.2016 | Latino Voices

YouTube star and feminist Kat Lazo wants everyone to realize how harmful stereotypes in the media can be, particularly to Latinas. "What we see in the...

Yeah, Facebook Messenger's New Diverse Emoji Actually Matter

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 06.01.2016 | Technology

Facebook Messenger just got way more diverse. Starting tomorrow, Messenger is rolling out more than 1,500 new emoji that include more women and offer ...

On Watching 'White Feminist' TV When You're A Black Girl

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 05.23.2016 | Women

There is a whole universe of television shows that cater to white women -- and that I love. These shows, mostly comedies, have writers rooms filled wi...

The Spiritual Consciousness of Marvel's Daredevil

Scott Gardner | Posted 05.06.2016 | Religion
Scott Gardner

Whenever I tell someone I study religion and comics I get a subtle head turn and then, as if on cue, "Oh, how interesting." It takes a minute, but you can see in their eyes the connections being drawn together.

'The Powerpuff Girls': Not Doing Trans People Any Favors

Delia Melody | Posted 05.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Delia Melody

Trying to tackle "trans issues," as though that were somehow a simple topic, with a token character in a one-off episode generally ends up being problematic at best and outright harmful at worst, and this episode was no exception.

When Will Mainstream American Media Finally Be Ready for Quirky, Brown Love?

Bryanda Law | Posted 03.09.2016 | Black Voices
Bryanda Law

It is time for us to be the stars of the coming-to-age movies and not just the sidekicks or comedic relief. Give the next generation of movie-watcher a chance to experience us the way that we see ourselves; as quirky, cool and sometimes awkward individuals that have a passion for random things.

What's Really Going on Within American Voters Today?

Joseph W. Gauld | Posted 03.01.2016 | Politics
Joseph W. Gauld

Unfortunately, many Americans today feel we are losing the American Dream, because they have lost confidence and trust that the legislative and executive branch of government represent them.

Meet April Reign, The Activist And Creator Behind #OscarsSoWhite

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 02.28.2016 | Black Voices

“#OscarsSoWhite they asked to touch my hair.” That was the first tweet April Reign said she sent last year after the list for the 2015 Oscar nomi...

57 Striking Facts That Prove The Oscars Are (And Have Been) So White

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 02.29.2016 | Black Voices

#OscarsSoWhite is a tag that rings true. Only nine actors of color have been nominated for an acting category at the Academy Awards in the past five y...

This Is Why Representation At The Oscars Really Matters

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 02.26.2016 | Black Voices

The glaring lack of diversity among Oscar nominees extends far beyond the Academy Awards. It reflects a systemic issue that has plagued Hollywood for ...

Robert Rodriguez's Directing Career Has Been All About Diversity

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 02.08.2016 | Latino Voices

Gina Rodriguez has kept her promise to highlight Latino talent in Hollywood through her weekly "Movement Mondays" posts on Instagram. The "Jane The Vi...