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Conservative Andrew Klavan Headed to Glenn Beck Online TV Network

Conservative Andrew Klavan Headed to Glenn Beck Online TV Network

by Jorge Rivas on September 19 2011, 1:56PM

The conservative screenwriter who instigated the Park 51 saga will join Beck’s online subscription video network.

Topics: Media

No Winners of Color at the Emmys

No Winners of Color at the Emmys

by Jorge Rivas on September 19 2011, 12:16PM

ABC’s “Modern Family” was the bigger winner, but even actors of color from that show didn’t win the night’s big awards.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Media

Apple Bans App That Exposes Shady Side of iPhone Manufacturing

Apple Bans App That Exposes Shady Side of iPhone Manufacturing

by Jorge Rivas on September 16 2011, 12:01PM

Apple says they banned an iPhone app because of “depictions of child abuse.” All the app was doing was exposing the shady labor practices at their manufacturing plants

Topics: Media

'Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl' Star Issa Rae: Write What You Know

‘Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl’ Star Issa Rae: Write What You Know

by Jorge Rivas on September 16 2011, 11:44AM

The creator of the popular Web series offers tips on how to create a show and cultivate an audience.

Topics: Media

The Game Wants Gay Rappers to Come Out, But Spreads Downlow Myth

The Game Wants Gay Rappers to Come Out, But Spreads Downlow Myth

by Jorge Rivas on September 14 2011, 3:01PM

Two-time Grammy Awards nominee rapper Game is being praised for openly accepting gays but in the process he’s telling myths about men in the “down low” spreading HIV.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Media

Modern Family's Rico Rodriguez and George Lopez Win ALMA Awards

Modern Family’s Rico Rodriguez and George Lopez Win ALMA Awards

by Jorge Rivas on September 13 2011, 12:05PM

The annual awards show honors the spirit and accomplishments of Latinos in the media.

Topics: Media

Glee's Mike Chang is Finally Getting a Pair of Parents on the Show

Glee’s Mike Chang is Finally Getting a Pair of Parents on the Show

by Jorge Rivas on September 9 2011, 11:56AM

Good news, unless the parents come with a some over-exaggerated Asian accent.

Topics: Media

Welcome to the Wild, Wild (Mobile) Web: U.S. v. AT&T, 2.0

Welcome to the Wild, Wild (Mobile) Web: U.S. v. AT&T, 2.0

by Jamilah King on September 1 2011, 10:10AM

The Justice Department announced that it’s suing the company to prevent its acquisition of T-Mobile. And users of color have a lot riding on the lawsuit’s outcome.

Topics: Media

The Unapologetic Homophobia of 'Tyler, The Creator'

The Unapologetic Homophobia of ‘Tyler, The Creator’

by Jorge Rivas on August 31 2011, 3:11PM

MTV’s Best New Artist hurls hundreds of anti-gay slurs on his new album. “I’m not homophobic,” he has explained. “Gay just means you’re stupid.”

Topics: Arts & Culture, Media

Spanish-Language News Grows as English Media Slumps

Spanish-Language News Grows as English Media Slumps

by Jorge Rivas on August 30 2011, 10:24AM

Spanish-language newspapers, magazines, television and radio shows all experienced growth in 2010. And Univision is launching a 24-hour news channel.

Topics: Media

'It's Free Swipe Yo EBT' Music Video Attacks Poor Mothers

‘It’s Free Swipe Yo EBT’ Music Video Attacks Poor Mothers

by Jorge Rivas on August 25 2011, 9:25AM

In her satirical video, Chapter plays Keywanda, a young mother of ten who deals with the “stress of her children’s fathers.”

Topics: Arts & Culture, Media

Iman: Italian Vogue 'Might As Well Have Called Those' Slave Earrings 'N-- Earrings'

Iman: Italian Vogue ‘Might As Well Have Called Those’ Slave Earrings ‘N— Earrings’

by Jorge Rivas on August 24 2011, 3:55PM

Italian Vogue editor Franca Sozzani has since apologized for the “inconvenience.”

Topics: Arts & Culture, Media

Asian Americans Finally in Commercials -- As Tech Geeks

Asian Americans Finally in Commercials — As Tech Geeks

by Jorge Rivas on August 24 2011, 10:21AM

The Washington Post reports on a growing trend that’s playing off of old stereotypes.

Topics: Media

'Awkward Black Girl' Creator Talks Hollywood, Race and Creative Control

‘Awkward Black Girl’ Creator Talks Hollywood, Race and Creative Control

by Akiba Solomon on August 22 2011, 9:06AM

Issa Rae, the creator and star of the hit Web comedy “The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl,” proved that if you build it, we will come. Rae talks with Colorlines.com’s Akiba Solomon about the show and her future.

Topics: Gender, Arts & Culture, Media

Nivea Apologizes for Ad Telling Black Men to 'Re-civilize' Themselves

Nivea Apologizes for Ad Telling Black Men to ‘Re-civilize’ Themselves

by Bryan Gerhart on August 19 2011, 9:49AM

The company’s “Re-civilize yourself” campaign rightfully struck a chord.

Topics: Media

Black Man Jokes With Harlem to Get Real on Race

Black Man Jokes With Harlem to Get Real on Race

by Jorge Rivas on August 18 2011, 2:48PM

Robert Pinderhuze goes out in to the streets and uses humor to make a tough conversation easy.

Topics: Media

Black Journalists Scold BBC for 'Stunning Lack of Sensitivity' in London Riots

Black Journalists Scold BBC for ‘Stunning Lack of Sensitivity’ in London Riots

by Bryan Gerhart on August 16 2011, 2:44PM

The scathing letter says the world’s largest news network should have a better analysis around race.

Topics: London Riots, Media

Whole Foods Denies Caving to Right-Wing Pressure During Ramadan

Whole Foods Denies Caving to Right-Wing Pressure During Ramadan

by Bryan Gerhart on August 12 2011, 10:10AM

The chain’s unprecedented campaign to mark Ramadan with a line of foods that meet Islamic dietary laws turned ugly when it appeared to back down in the face of anti-Muslim bloggers.

Topics: Media

TBS Cancels 'Lopez Tonight,' Leaving TV Even Whiter Now

TBS Cancels ‘Lopez Tonight,’ Leaving TV Even Whiter Now

by Jorge Rivas on August 11 2011, 10:44AM

Whether or not you think George Lopez’s jokes are funny, it’s alarming that a country that’s quickly becoming more diverse has a media that seldom shows it.

Topics: Media

Media Is Growing More White. What's the FCC Doing About It?

Media Is Growing More White. What’s the FCC Doing About It?

by Jason Smith on August 11 2011, 9:45AM

A perennial problem is worsening, as journalists of color leave (or are pushed from) mainstream newsrooms and graduates entering the workforce face the largest racial disparity in hiring in a generation.

Topics: Media