This book may not be the last word on diversity but it is a good place to start for those who are grappling with some of these questions.
Along with two Netflix animated series, Mattel is expanding the Masters of the Universe’s roster of muscled heroes with the introduction of Sun-Man, a Black character created in 1985 by a New Jersey mother who wanted to create a role model for her son.
A look at new members invited by The Academy this year, from Vidya Balan in India to Emerald Fennell overseas
Besides Vidya Balan, Ekta Kapoor and mother Shobha Kapoor of Balaji Motion Pictures have been invited by The Academy to serve as members.
Its new hiring campaign got them a record number of applicants — more than 22,000 — from all 25 member nations and associate members.
In her debut novel, author Zakiya Dalila Harris explores corporate America's efforts to embrace diversity
An intriguing mash-up of mystery, thriller, sci-fi and social commentary, The Other Black Girl is set inside Wagner Books, a publishing company where Nella Rogers is an editorial assistant and the only Black girl in the office.
Oscars 2021: Why the Academy should take cue from BAFTA, and implement a jury system to ensure equity
Instead of a 9,000-strong awards body, a culturally diverse jury of a dozen film professionals across various technical fields is more likely to churn out the cream of the crop.
Invincible creator Robert Kirkman on translating the gory superhero comic to animation, and incorporating diversity
"It was good to have the opportunity to bring diversity into the series that, frankly, should have been there from the very beginning," says Kirkman.
Oscars 2021: A by-the-numbers look at first time nods, career nominations, biggest snubs, record setters, posthumous recognition
A count-down of notable facts and trivia nominations for the 93rd Academy Awards, from Mank garnering most nods for any film this year, to Spike Lee's Da 5 Bloods scoring one nomination for best score
"We aim to enrich the viewing experience through authentic and inclusive stories, while nurturing a culture where everyone is seen, heard, and represented," Disney India said.
Grey's Anatomy actor Ellen Pompeo writes open letter to HFPA amid Golden Globes diversity controversy
I would kindly ask, all my white colleagues in this industry, an industry that we love and has granted us enormous privilege…. to pull up, show up and get this issue resolved," Ellen Pompeo said in her open letter calling out HFPA for its lack of diversity.
In a report to its employees in February 2021, The Times committed to increasing the percentage of Blacks and Latinos in leadership roles from 9 percent now to 13.5 percent within five years.
As Rihanna's Savage x Fenty line reaches $1 billion milestone, a look at how it made inclusivity more than a buzzword
Rihanna's stated philosophy when launching the Fenty Beauty line was seemingly simple, and yet groundbreaking. She wanted all women to be able to walk up to a makeup counter and find the products they needed.
The agency also said the “time has come” to put disabled people into space as part of an initiative called the Parastronaut Feasibility Project.
Genome analysis of Africans shed light on ancient migrations, modern susceptibility, disease resistance
This new research is an attempt to address an imbalance in the genetic data available worldwide, most of which comes from people of European ancestry.
Oscars raise inclusion bar for Best Picture category in a move to encourage diversity on and off screen
The Academy rolled out four broad categories for representation: On-screen; among the crew; at the studio; training, and advancement opportunities
Netflix India is dialling up the diversity with its new 2020 slate, says Monika Shergill, VP-Content
Monika Shergill talks about how the lockdown has benefited streaming, and how they maintain inclusivity and quality control at Netflix India.
Hamilton employs colourblind casting, but that only does disservice to the idea of true representation
The trouble of a colourblind production might not be the casting itself but the fact that the casting may still erase the reimagined characters’ identities
Charlize Theron recounts growing up in Apartheid South Africa, hopes her Black daughters are represented in Hollywood
Charlize Theron says she carries a 'tremendous amount of guilt' for being a part of a system that benefited her as a white person in South Africa.
Hollywood giants express solidarity with Black Lives Matter movement, but there's lack of systemic change, say experts
Hollywood’s record in diversity and inclusion has improved in recent years, but it still lags behind the population — particularly in its executive ranks.
Padma Lakshmi's new docu-series Taste the Nation to explore food of US immigrants, indigenous communities
Taste the Nation sees Padma Lakshmi travel across the US to learn about food of US immigrant and indigenous communities