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 […]
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 […]
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.
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. […]
Last week a panel featuring Susana Polo (Founder/Editor of The Mary Sue), Karen Boykin-Towns (Vice President, Worldwide Policy at Pfizer), Dr. Jonathan Gray, (Assistant Professor of English with John Jay College), feminist activist/speaker Shelby Knox, and So-Chung Shinn (co-host of The Portfolio TV) convened to discuss the new PBS documentary Wonder Women! The Untold Story […]
By Guest Contributors Zach Stafford and Nico Lang Over the years, people of color have had the hardest time breaking into the ‘biz’ or just simply being recognized for the work that they have done on the silver screen. It was in 1939 that the first African American person–Hattie McDaniel–won an Oscar for her supporting […]
By Arturo R. García Since the release of the new trailer for Man Of Steel, there’s been increased hope among many Superman fans that the Christopher Nolan/Zack Snyder collaboration will bring luster back to the character’s cinematic incarnation. But some fans’ idea of how they want the character’s bicultural nature to play out paints yet […]
By Special Guest Contributor Erika Alexander; cross-posted from Showbiz Is Glamorous Why did I write an episode of Mad Men with Negroes? And by that I mean with “Negro” characters in it, not with. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. Anyway, why did I write an episode of TV that I know will never be made? Though I […]