Netflix Moving $100M Of Cash Holdings To Black-Owned Banks

‘I Have Struggled’: Black TV Journalists Talk George Floyd Coverage, Industry Diversity

Ten Black journalists speak about how they have covered the protests, the hurdles and dilemmas they face, and why their industry still has work to do.

‘Simpsons’ To Recast Non-White Characters

The Simpsons won’t have any repeats of Hank Azaria voicing Apu. The producers behind the show issued a statement Friday saying that from now on, its characters of color will be voiced by actors of color only.

Mike Henry To Stop Voicing Black Character On ‘Family Guy’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Family Guy” voice actor Mike Henry said Friday he is stepping down from the role of Cleveland Brown on the Fox animated series. Henry wrote on Twitter that he will stop playing the show’s main African American character because “persons of color should play characters of color.” The 54-year-old voice actor, who is […]

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L.A. Times Faces Painful Reckoning Over Race

Two years after the Los Angeles Times reverted to local ownership, the country’s largest metropolitan daily newspaper is facing a painful internal reckoning over glaring deficiencies and missteps regarding race and representation in its pages and its staff.

Kimmel Apologizes For Blackface Impression

The latenight host also says waiting to say something about the impersonation “was a mistake.”

What It’s Really Like To Be A Black Journalist In America

Call To Hire More Black News Employees

More than 320 scholars and practitioners in media and communications signed a letter sent to six CEOs of television news networks, including NBC, CBS, ABC, CNN and PBS, calling out issues of systemic racism within the organizations.

Facebook Plans To Boost Workforce Diversity

In a blog post on the social network’s website, Chief Operating Officer Sandberg said Facebook will have 30% more people of color, including 30% more Black employees, in leadership positions within the next five years.

Longtime KBMT Weatherman Resigns Over Station’s Racial Coverage

Michelle Duke New NAB Chief Diversity Officer

The head of the NAB Leadership Foundation is tapped to head the association’s internal efforts to further equity and inclusion at all levels of the organization and elevate NAB’s external role as a resource to NAB member companies in their efforts to increase and promote industry diversity.

TVN FOCUS ON DIVERSITY

TVN Focus | Scripps Took An Early Lead On Diversity Efforts

Many broadcasters are now reassessing diversity and inclusion in their operations following the wave of U.S. protests against racial injustice. The E.W. Scripps Co. started its own top-to-bottom initiative two years ago. Above, WXYZ Detroit Anchor Glenda Lewis at Campus Martius Park in Detroit with a “7 In Your Neighborhood’ community segment.

ABC’s ‘The Rookie’ To Address Police Brutality

Cop dramas have been under the microscope following the death of George Floyd and the subsequent protests against police brutality. ABC’s The Rookie, which stars Nathan Fillion as John Nolan, the oldest rookie in the LAPD, is taking steps to address these issues as it heads into season three. ABC Entertainment President Karey Burke said that creator Alexi Hawley has brought in a number of experts to discuss the issues around policing in America in 2020.