So, the big news this week is, Bill Cosby got off. Not because he was innocent of three charges of aggravated indecent assault, but because the jury members deciding his fate were hopelessly deadlocked, which resulted in a mistrial. One CNN article that I read said the language of the charges was a major cause … Continue reading Bill Cosby All, Women Everywhere Zero
Spoiler alert: If you haven’t seen Hidden Figures yet, you may want to wait to read this. Oh, heck. Read it anyway. It’s so good you may not mind a peek behind the curtain. I saw Hidden Figures last week. I expected it to be good, and it was. Taraji P. Henson (playing Katherine G. … Continue reading Is Your Workplace Hiding Talent?
I like Lena Dunham. Rather, I’ve always liked what she stood for. I’ve never watched her TV show, and I don’t often visit Lenny, her web site, but I am aware of her stance on feminist issues, self-love, etc. For instance, she insists that she will not allow Hollywood’s unrealistic and unhealthy ideals to dictate … Continue reading Lena Dunham, Leave Odell Beckham, Jr. Alone
Hollywood remains a cut above when it comes to industries actively trying to correct their diversity issues. You know, as opposed to some lukewarm acknowledgement of a problem and vague, ephemeral plans to work on a solution. This week FX CEO John Landgraf went on record saying that he’s made significant changes to ensure the … Continue reading Lights, Camera, Diversity Action
Free speech is a mother. Without it, the U.S. wouldn’t be the great nation that it is. But with it, well, with it, you can attack almost anyone at any time online, about anything, and escape punishment. You know what I mean. I’m talking about troll attacks. Not the hideous, misshapen fictional wretches that live … Continue reading When Internet Trolls Attack, Who Are You Gonna Call?
So, the trailer for the upcoming Nina Simone biopic was released, and the Internet has gone wild with commentary this week, most of it against lead actress Zoe Saldana. It can’t compete with a nude Kim Kardashian West shot in terms of sheer click power, but calling Saldana’s portrayal of the late singer and Civil Rights … Continue reading Zoe Saldana and the Case of Too Light to Be Right
I’m starting to think that money is indeed the root of all evil for two reasons. One, I had a conversation with a former chief diversity officer this week who left corporate America to start up his own firm. He still fields quite a few calls from companies looking to retain him, but get this: … Continue reading Kesha and the Root of All Evil
So, earlier this week actress and Fox News Contributor Stacey Dash said in an interview that we should not have Black History Month or award shows that only feature black actors. She was responding to questions after several prominent, black Hollywood names publicly declared their intention to boycott the Oscars because for the second year … Continue reading Stacey Dash, Please Stop
So I watched “Scandal” this week — of course — and Mellie finally got a break. After so many episodes of getting short shrift, she took her place at the head of the line and got some respect — Quiet, the junior senator from Virginia has the floor! In this episode, Mellie – played by … Continue reading Female Stereotypes – Bah Humbug