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Evelyn Hsu appointed Executive Director of Maynard Institute

Evelyn Hsu

(Sept. 25, 2015 | MIJE ) - The Maynard Institute for Journalism Education’s board of directors has named Evelyn Hsu as its executive director.Read more

#DalitWomenFight comes to NYC

Picture of Dalit Woman Fight movement

By Rahimon Nasa
(Sept. 25, 2015 | Voices of NY) - Echoes of the Dalit greeting Jai Bhim could be heard in the lobby of the Queens Museum as a group of Dalit activists made their way through the borough for a panel on Sept. 20. Read more

Diversity and inclusion in advertising: Moving from talking to doing

By Roxanne Hobbs
(Sept. 11, 2015 | Huffington Post Blog) - Diversity seems to be a bit of a buzzword in the industry at the moment. There is a general sense that we must be able to do better and that diversity and inclusion are organizational imperatives that we should embrace. Read more

How 'Black Lives Matter' was blamed for killing of US police officers


By Jessica Lussenhop
(Sept. 14, 2015 | BBC News Magazine) - Conservative American politicians and television pundits have increased their attacks on the Black Lives Matter movement. In the aftermath of the killing of police officers, the movement's name has been mentioned as a contributing factor. A look at the Black Lives Matter backlash. Read more

Related Articles
- Black voters aren’t feeling the Bern: Sanders’ problem is bigger than #BlackLivesMatter (Salon | Sept. 13, 2015)
- Social media pressure forces Beverly church to remove Black Lives Matter message
- Recent poll: 'Black Lives Matter' confounds white people

Advocates for Latino community call on media to improve Hispanic representation

By Cristina Lopez
(Sept. 21, 2015 | Media Matters for America) - Prominent advocates for the nation's Latino community highlighted how badly America's second-largest demographic is underrepresented in the media during a September 17 Media Matters-sponsored event to mark the start of Hispanic Heritage Month. The panelists underscored how the media's nearly complete lack of Latino representation ranges from the dearth of Latino voices and perspectives included in English-language news to the absence of substantive coverage of issues that matter most to Latinos -- and how that underrepresentation is mirrored by underrepresentation in the government, which deeply impacts "the quality of life of the Latino community." Read more

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Vogue: Women ruled the Emmys and proved
they’re taking over TV

Picture of Viola Davis

By Patricia Garcia
(Sept. 21, 2015 | Vogue) - It is well known that there is a gender inequality problem in Hollywood. A recent report released by the Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film found that only 27 percent of creating, directing, writing, producing, editing, and DP roles on broadcast TV programs are held by women. Read more

Related Story:
- Viola Davis marks progress for Black women in Hollywood with 2015 Emmy win (The Wrap | Sept. 20, 2015)

Salon: The rise of TV's lady jerks

By Genevieve Valentine
(Sept. 13, 2015 | Salon.Com) - When we meet Gretchen in the opening minutes of “You’re the Worst,” she’s just stolen a blender from a wedding. She goes home with a stranger, to whom she admits so many things she starts to sound like a basic-cable Marla Singer: DUIs, drugs, STDs from her high school guidance counselor. Read more

Conservatives are mad at Fox News and Megyn Kelly. They shouldn’t be.

By Aaron Blake
(Aug. 7, 2015 | The Washington Post) - There is no more galvanizing force against the political establishment today than Donald J. Trump. But the real-estate tycoon and (still-hard-to-believe) GOP front-runner has now galvanized the conservative base against a more unlikely foe: Fox News. Read more

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A documentary film "Daddy & Papa"

When the number of non-traditional families increases exponentially, films like Daddy & Papa, a remarkable and honest portrayal of the daily lives and challenges of LGBT families, bring essential dialogue into our communities and classrooms. Read more about this film.

Makeup workshops create safe environment for trans community

By Morgan Sullivan
(Sept. 17, 2015 | North Texas Daily) - For transgender individuals, an overload of gender expectations proves to be one of the hardest parts about transition. In a society where all women are expected to look the same, transfeminine individuals often struggle with the process of redefining themselves in order to comply with strict social standards.

“Makeup is one of the easiest ways to come across as feminine,” theater sophomore and the UNT Pride Alliance’s graphic designer Christina Bridges said. Read more

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