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The Media Diversity Forum is designed to serve inclusiveness by seeking resources, supporting research, stimulating dialogue, sponsoring programs and sharing techniques.


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- Black is the new Black: ‘Empire,’ ‘Black-ish’ success puts diversity on TV’s must-have list (The Wrap | March 24, 2015)

- Shonda Rhimes blasts Deadline diversity article as ‘ignorant,’ Twitter outraged (The Wrap | March 24, 2015)

- ALMMACR: A new association to promote research on Latino Media and Hispanic Marketing Communication

- "Time for Lakota to speak for Lakota" (Unity Journalists for Diversity | March 29, 2015)

- Nadya Kwandibens captures “Concrete Indians” (Indigenous Music Culture | Aug. 30, 2011)

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  • - Serena Williams embraces natural hair on the cover of "Vogue" (Source: Yahoo! Style)

  • - GLAAD honors supporters of LGBT community in media (Source: Press Herald | March 23, 2015)

    - One new opportunity for LGBT media makers (Backstage | March 13, 2015)

    - LGBTQ media confab looks ahead to post-marriage reporting (Source: Windy City Media Group | March 25, 2015)

    Top Headlines

    - Pennsylvania school is flushed by a problem (Wanderings | April 4, 2015)

  • - AOL.com’s comments section becoming haven for hatemongers (Source: DiversityInc.)

  • Remembering Dori J. Maynard

    Dori J. Maynard

    Dori J. Maynard has been a model for those of us working on the Media Diversity Forum. We have appreciated her advice and sharing of information, and we value the leadership she and the Maynard Institute have provided to efforts across this country to increase diversity and social justice in the media. We knew she always would be available when we reached out to her. But most of all we will miss her as a wonderful person and a true friend.

    - Ralph Izard
    Executive Director, Media Diversity Forum
    Feb. 25, 2015.

    Related Stories:
    - Sally Lehrman on Dori Maynard: "A Legacy of Fierce Love" (Maynard Institute | March 3, 2015)

    - Dori J. Maynard, longtime champion of diversity, died Tuesday, Feb. 24 (Source: Maynard Institute)

    - Social media reaction: How we remembered Dori J. Maynard @djmaynard (Source: San Jose Mercury News)

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