Lena Waithe
News & Politics

Lena Waithe & THR Gather 62 Black Female Writers for Historic Moment

The Hollywood Reporter  (THR) executed its most massive photo shoot, which consisted of 62 Black female writers from Black Women Who Brunch (BWB), a networking group co-founded by Emmy Award-winning Lena Waithe. Waithe, the creator and writer of the Showtime hit series The Chi, created BWB in collaboration with writers Nkechi Okoro Carroll (All American)

Show Us Your Room, Amanda Idoko
Arts & Entertainment

‘Show Us Your Room’ Wants Hollywood to Prove Hiring Inclusion

Amanda Idoko, a writer on the animated series Central Park, started the #ShowUsYourRoom challenge on social media Tuesday. The initiative aims to encourage people from the writers’ room of Hollywood shows to share pictures to prove how inclusive the industry has become. “Being in a diverse room means not carrying the exhausting weight of being the

News & Politics

Tyra Banks: ‘Race is Not A Trend’

Tyra Banks will return as the host of America’s Next Top Model for its 24th season and the former supermodel has a very specific message for the fashion industry. In a Q&A discussion as part of AOL’s Build Series, Banks said that the industry “is liberal and cyclical,” in reference to redefining beauty standards and changing racial


Report Allegedly Sheds Light on Unfair Writers’ Room Practices

A new report by a UCLA professor in conjunction with Color of Change says it is exposing the failure of network executive hiring practices. Color of Change, the nation’s largest online racial justice organization released, “Race In The Writer’s Room,” a report that claims to highlight the failure of the TV industry, particularly when it

News & Politics

Northwestern University Cancels ‘Black House’ Integration Plans

Proposed changes to Northwestern University’s Black House have been canceled. School administrators made the announcement Monday during the third Black House listening session. For more than four decades, the Black House has served as a safe space for African American students who attend Northwestern. “We need to figure out what to do with this space to

News & Politics

Mizzou Names Chuck Henson Interim Vice Chancellor for Inclusion

University of Missouri Provost Garnett Stokes announced today that Chuck Henson, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Trial Practice in the MU School of Law, has been named Interim Vice Chancellor for Inclusion, Diversity and Equity. The position is effective immediately. Henson, who has been with the university since 2009, has served as an adjunct

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