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Star Wars: John Boyega Spoke With Lucasfilm About Transparency

Star Wars: John Boyega Spoke With Lucasfilm About Transparency

Actor John Boyega is by far the most outspoken of the Star Wars cast members when it came to Disney and Lucasfilms' practices, particularly about the franchise's treatment marginalizing POC in an interview with GQ. A Disney exec reached out since, and now so has Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy, according to Deadline Hollywood. Boyega told […]

Twitchs Staff Call Out Company Over Racism Sexual Assault &#038 More

Twitch's Staff Call Out Company Over Racism, Sexual Assault, & More

Here are a few snippets below of their statement and Twitch's response to the article.[caption id="attachment_1093317" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Credit: Twitch[/caption] "Twitch repeatedly swept accounts of harassment and abuse under the rug: sexual, verbal, physical abuse, and racism And not just my own It took place in the office At events In meetings and behind closed doors[...]

The Umbrella Academy Podcast: Gerard Way Emmy Raver-Lampman &#038 More

The Umbrella Academy Podcast: Gerard Way, Emmy Raver-Lampman & More

For those of you who either wrapped up the second season of The Umbrella Academy already (watching again?) or are choosing to pace yourself and prolong the enjoyment, Netflix is offering a little something special to help enhance the Hargreeves experience. Released every Wednesday between July 29 and August 26, Behind The Scenes: The Umbrella […]

Last Week Tonight Host John Oliver Tackles US (Revisionist) History

Last Week Tonight Host John Oliver Tackles US (Revisionist) History

"When you skip over the past half-century, you don't get to see the process by which white supremacy, instead of disappearing, merely adapted," he said, noting the systemic racism in the U.S that exists today Oliver posted audio clips of Republican campaign strategist Lee Atwater specifically breaking down how the verbiage may have changed, but[...]

Lovecraft Country SDCC Sneak Preview: Rising Tides Prove Dire Warning

Lovecraft Country SDCC Sneak Preview: Rising Tides Prove Dire Warning

With only three weeks to go until Atticus Black (Jonathan Majors), his friend Letitia "Leti" Dandridge (Jurnee Smollett-Bell), and his Uncle George (Courtney B. Vance) embark on a road trip to find Black's missing father and claim a family legacy in HBO's Lovecraft Country, Majors, Smollett-Bell, and Vance joined moderator Sarah Rodman (executive editor, Entertainment […]

Marvel Comics Bringing The N-Word Back Into Print (Update)

Marvel Comics Bringing The N-Word Back Into Print (Update)

But here we have an allegory for racism using actual racist terms to make that point - in the real world, there is no anti-mutant prejudice, which makes it distinct from Stephen Colbert's use anti-asian prejudice to attempt to make a wider point about the acceptability of racism in media But even in this context,[...]

YouTube Purges Duke Spencer Molyneux Channels for Hate Speech

YouTube Purges Duke, Spencer, Molyneux Channels for Hate Speech

Since the change, YouTube has "terminated over 25,000 channels for violating our hate speech policies."Molyneux and Spencer took to social media to vent their frustration, with Molyneux (who the Southern Poverty Law Center says "amplifies ‘scientific racism,’ eugenics and white supremacism to a massive new audience") comparing himself to other "philosophers" and the persecution they[...]

Brooklyn Nine-Nine Star Terry Crews Says 4 Season 8 Eps Now Scrapped

Brooklyn Nine-Nine Star Terry Crews Says 4 Season 8 Eps Now Scrapped

Conversations about and protests against police brutality and systemic racism resulting from the killing of George Floyd continue across the country and around the world, requiring "police series" such as NBC's long-running comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine to take a long, hard look at how they portray law enforcement Speaking to Access on Tuesday, star Terry Crews[...]

Watchmen Team Discuss Recreating 1921 Tulsa Black Wall Street Massacre

Watchmen Team Discuss Recreating 1921 Tulsa Black Wall Street Massacre

Damon Lindelof's Peabody Award-winning series Watchmen has been a focal point of HBO's Juneteenth weekend programming, with an emphasis on honoring those murdered in the 1921 Tulsa Massacre and the destruction of Black Wall Street as well as educating the nation on a tragic part of this nation's history that's been ignored. The cable network […]

The Good Place EP Megan Amram Posts Apology for Past Racist Tweets

The Good Place EP Megan Amram Posts Apology for Past Racist Tweets

Next up in our never-ending series "White People Behaving Badly," we have The Good Place's Megan Amram. The NBC series co-executive producer is having to own up to and apologize for a number of racist, prejudice, and anti-Semitic tweets that recently surfaced. The tweets were posted in the early 2010s (with the examples below posted […]

Glee Star Samantha Ware Says Lea Michele Hasnt Learned Anything

Glee Star Samantha Ware Says Lea Michele "Hasn't Learned Anything"

A little more than a week after her former Glee co-star Lea Michele issued a statement to PEOPLE apologizing for anything she may have done that "hurt other people" (though she does not admit to remembering the events alleged), Samantha Ware (What/If, Chicago Med, God Friended Me) is offering her thoughts on the matter. Cast in […]

Jimmy Fallon: Different Show in Light of Protests SNL Backlash

Jimmy Fallon: "Different" Show in Light of Protests, SNL Backlash

A week after Jimmy Fallon was called out on social media for a 2000 Saturday Night Live sketch that featured him in blackface and the late-night host posted an apology on social media, Fallon returned to The Tonight Show on Monday to address the matter further as well as to promise "a different kind of […]




When They See Us: Ava DuVernays Central Park 5 Limited Series Releases Teaser

'When They See Us': Ava DuVernay's "Central Park 5" Limited Series Releases Teaser

Netflix and Ava DuVernay have announced the official title and release date for their "Central Park 5" limited series, with When They See Us (previously titled The Central Park 5) set to hit the streaming service on May 31, 2019. The four-part project examines the lives of Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson, Yusef Salaam, Raymond Santana, […]


I Am the Night Trailer: Racism Black Dahlia Murder Collide in Patty Jenkins/Chris Pine Limited Series

'I Am the Night' Trailer: Racism, Black Dahlia Murder Collide in Patty Jenkins/Chris Pine Limited Series

With filming on Wonder Woman 1984 currently underway, TNT is giving us our first look at their "side project" I Am The Night (originally One Day She’ll Darken): a mystery-thriller limited series from executive producer/director Jenkins, and starring executive producer Pine.[caption id="attachment_877788" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Credit: TNT[/caption]Inspired by a true story and focusing on Fauna Hodel's (India Eisley)[...]

Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story: Paramount Network Releases Docuseries Trailer Sets July Premiere

Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story: Paramount Network Releases Docuseries Trailer, Sets July Premiere

The reaction to the killing and subsequent trial would spark outrage and protests across the country; raising issues about racism, classism, police brutality, and gun control that the nation is still coming to terms with today.[caption id="attachment_877605" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Credit: Paramount Network[/caption]Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story includes interviews, home videos, family photos, and[...]

ABC Cancels Roseanne Following Abhorrent Repugnant Joke by Roseanne Barr

ABC Cancels Roseanne Following "Abhorrent, Repugnant" Joke by Roseanne Barr

Barr tweeted that Jarrett looked like "the Muslim Brotherhood & Planet of the Apes had a baby," prompting Roseanne producer Wanda Sykes to quit the show and sparking a wave of backlash on social media and even from fellow Roseanne stars like Sara Gilbert.https://twitter.com/iamwandasykes/status/1001494592649342979https://twitter.com/THEsaragilbert/status/1001513801546530816https://twitter.com/THEsaragilbert/status/1001513831875600384In a press release by ABC,  president Channing Dungey said, "Roseanne's Twitter statement[...]