Tag: Diversity

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Entertainment

Lack of Black women becomes ‘SNL’ issue

This Oct. 29, 2013 photo released by NBC shows actress Kerry Washington, right, with cast member Taran Killam during a promotional shoot for “Saturday Night Live,” in New York. Washington will host the late night comedy sketch series on Nov. 2. (AP Photo/NBC, Dana Edelson) by David BauderAP Television Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Kerry Washington’s turn as host of “Saturday Night Live” this week gives that television institution something it hasn’t seen much lately: a Black woman onstage trying to make people laugh. The show’s diversity has become an issue, pushed to the forefront by comments from the two Black male cast members.

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Lifestyle

Fashion Watch: Beverly Johnson ‘The Model Who Changed Everything’

Before Beverly Johnson became the first Black model to grace the cover of Vogue in 1974, she was already a Glamour covergirl several times over. According to an article in the Huufington Post, the former supermodel-turned-business woman has appeared on 15 Glamour magazine covers — a feat that helped make her a fashion icon. In celebration of Glamour’s 75th anniversary and Beverly’s storied career, the glossy tapped model Arlenis Sosa to interview Ms. Johnson, aka “The Model Who Changed Everything,” for its November issue.

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Entertainment

Washington celebrates diversity at pre-Emmy party

From left, actors Joe Morton and Kerry Washington arrive at the 65th Emmy Awards Nomination Celebration at the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013 in North Hollywood, California. (Photo by Paul A. Hebert/Invision/AP) by Derrik J. LangAP Entertainment Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — Before celebrating the Emmys, Kerry Washington and other TV insiders took a moment to toast diversity.

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Bulletin Board

Rainbow PUSH Global Automotive Summit focuses on economic parity

Reverend Jesse L. Jackson, Sr GM President of North America Mark Reuss and Toyota Engineering & Manufacturing President and CEO Simon Nagata to Discuss Diversity DETROIT, MI – With more than 22 percent of the new vehicles purchased by ethnic consumers, economic parity has become more important than ever in the sustainability and growth of automotive suppliers, dealers and vendors. Economic parity redresses the relationship with the automotive industry and its consumers, and builds the business case for reciprocity with OEMs. The Rainbow PUSH Automotive Project, an initiative of the Citizenship Education Fund (CEF), proudly announces its lineup of speakers at the 14 Summit occurs Wednesday, October 2, 2013, at the MGM Grand Detroit Meeting & Events Center, 1777 Third Street, Detroit, MI 48226.

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Opinion

Not all college guys just want to hook up

Daniel Yellin (CNN) — Last month, the New York Times published an article in its Sunday Styles section with the headline “Sex on Campus: She Can Play That Game, Too.” It focused on what it called the casual hookup culture at my school, the University of Pennsylvania, where I am a junior. It found that many students see relationships from a purely economic standpoint, subjecting partners to a cost-benefit analysis that ultimately puts sex above romance.