Race + Television: Hell On Wheels and Copper Give Different Weight to POC Characters

  [This post contains spoilers for Seasons 1-2 of Hell On Wheels and Copper] I didn’t watch either Hell on Wheels or Copper with the intention of comparing one to the other, but when the quality of the shows took such drastic turns, I couldn’t help myself. Hell on Wheels  was meant to sate my need […]

Idris Elba is Hollywood’s Troublemaker

by Guest Contributor Shane Thomas, originally published at Media Diversity UK There are few names as globally recognisable as Nelson Mandela. And likely even fewer whose name generally invokes strong feelings of warmth and goodwill. Mandela was recently in the news as a result of his ill health, with elements of the online world and […]

The Racialicious San Diego Comic Con Preview: Thursday + Friday

By Kendra James Well, it’s that time of year again! Under the cut you’ll find the panels and presentations for Thursday and Friday at San Diego Comic Con 2013. Arturo and I will be live-tweeting panels throughout the four days (follow the official Racialicious account @Racialicious, Art @aboynamedart, and myself @wriglied to stay on top […]

Race + Journalism: New Data Shows Lack of Diversity in American and British Newspapers

By Arturo R. García This week has seen two developments underscoring the lack of advancement for journalists of color in the print world — and on two continents, even. In the U.S., as The Atlantic reported, the American Society of News Editors’ (ASNE) latest study of newsroom diversity revealed a slight decline, with POC making […]

Race + TV: Four Summer Shows From Across The Pond

By Kendra James Upfronts are done, premiere schedules are set; Stefon and Seth ran off into the sunset; and, even though it’s only May, it feels like we’re already halfway through the summer blockbuster set list…so what’s a pop culture junkie to do?  I humbly suggest using this hiatus season to catch up on a […]

A Few Thoughts On Star Trek: Into Darkness

By Arturo R. García Kendra and I will have a more thorough discussion regarding Star Trek Into Darkness on Wednesday. But, now that the film is out and a rather big racebending cat is out of the bag, I figured we’d open things up for a bigger discussion. Spoilers under the cut.

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly: Pilot Season 2013-2014

By Kendra James Last year, around this time, I was nursing far too high expectations for a little pilot season pickup called Deception. This year I’m just really glad it’s been cancelled so that the actors involved can escape with some dignity intact. One can’t say the same about Community. Yeah, it’s that time again. […]