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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 MuslimGirl.com, 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...

Your 2016 Guide To The Best Female-Led Shows On TV

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 02.03.2016 | Women

There's no doubt that the entertainment world has a long way to go before we can say it's completely inclusive of all stories, but the television land...

16 Times Latinos Were Brutally Honest About Hollywood’s Lack Of Diversity

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 01.27.2016 | Latino Voices

The conversation about diversity in Hollywood tends to reach a fever pitch every year around the time the Oscar nominations are announced. But the rea...

Banking Doesn't Have To Be A Boys' Club, Bank Of America Exec Says

The Huffington Post | Shane Ferro | Posted 01.25.2016 | Business

If banking is going to shrug off its reputation of a boys' club, the whole industry needs to rethink how it recruits women. That's according to Anne ...

There Should Never Be All-Male Panels, UBS Exec Says

The Huffington Post | Jenny Che | Posted 01.22.2016 | Business

Just 18 percent of the delegates at this year's World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, are women. That's hardly enough. Caroline Anstey, global h...

Some People Are Pissed Off About The Casting Of A Black Hermione Granger

The Huffington Post | Nadya Agrawal | Posted 12.21.2015 | Black Voices

Recent news about the casting of "Harry Potter and The Cursed Child," the upcoming play sequel to the popular books, had many social media users up in...

Am I the Only Lesbian Who Didn't Love 'Carol?'

Allison Hope | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Allison Hope

This was the beginning of something explosive that had the potential to move me to tears, to arousal, to the moon and back. And then it didn't.

Evenwel, Equal Representation Depends on Justice Kennedy

Kathay Feng | Posted 12.14.2015 | Los Angeles
Kathay Feng

Since the time of the Founding Fathers, people have debated who America's representative democracy should represent. It was a pretty radical idea for American colonists to advance the idea that those who were elected to our government should represent all of We the People.

'CodeGirl' Director Urges Us To Call Out Gender Discrimination At Work

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 12.14.2015 | Technology

Lesley Chilcott, the director of "CodeGirl," is optimistic about the future for women in technology, but believes calling out workplace gender discrim...