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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.


-Dianne White Clatto, the first African American weather woman, passes away (Source: KSDK.com)

- High School principal recants apology for racially charged public meltdown (Source: TakePart.Com)

- Ending the myth of absent Black fatherhood (Source: DiversityInc.)

- Stunning images show how Native American fashion looks without cultural appropriation (Source: Mic.Com)

- Implicit bias and Native Americans: Philanthropy’s hidden minority (Source: NCRP.org)

- Will Asian American political influence grow as voting population doubles? (Source: DiversityInc.)

Top Headlines

- From 'Cleopatra' to 'Exodus': 10 Hollywood casting decisions that are totally racist (Source: TakePart.Com)

- Black Miss Japan fights for race revolution (Source: Yahoo! News via AFP)

- A special journal issue on "Minority Media Context" (Source: Journal of Applied Journalism and Media Studies)

- Higher Ed institutions that conferred most degrees to minority students (Source: Diverse Issues in Higher Education)

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- Ladies are taking to Twitter to challenge tired, racist media stereotypes (Source: TakePart.Com)

- Geena Davis’ inaugural Bentonville film fest promotes femme filmmakers and diversity in Media (Source: Variety)

- Rutgers Center for American Politics uses Twitter to 'gender watch' 2016 elections (Source: The Daily Targum)

- Women are silenced online, just as in real life. It will take more than Twitter to change that (Source: The Guardian)

- Media sheds light on transgender community, but more is needed (Source: OnMilwaukee.Com)

- Bruce Jenner came out as transgender woman in a televised interview (Source: Slate)

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Top Headlines

- ‘The New Black’ opens new dialogue about LGBT and religion in black community (Source: Religion News Service)

- Millennials pushing the sharp rise of the religiously unaffiliated in US (Source: DiversityInc.)

- Bangladesh’s secularism under threat (Source: Wall Street Journal)

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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