Diversity at cable news networks still low

CNN building

Recently, an African-American host of an MSNBC show, Melissa Harris-Perry, left the network. Harris-Perry stated that her air time had been increasingly scaled back, and that the network wasn’t giving enough support for her show or minority visibility. Harris-Perry also gave another interview discussing all of this on a BuzzFeed podcast. Some like Salon have accused MSNBC … Read more

The 2016 Oscar nominees in animation (and diversity issues *again*)

Oscar statues

It’s time once again to look at the 2016 Academy Award nominees for animation. Best Animated Feature Anomalisa Boy and the World Inside Out Shaun the Sheep Movie When Marnie Was There   Best Animated Short Film Bear Story Prologue Sanjay’s Super Team We Can’t Live Without Cosmos World of Tomorrow Best Original Screenplay Bridge … Read more

How to fix the comics industry’s harassment and diversity problems?

Comics

The past few weeks have seen a large amount of attention paid to the comics industry’s problems with diversity, sexual harassment, and sexism. To summarize recent events: The Mary Sue’s Marcy Cook wrote an article summing up the industry’s problems, and offers a possible solution to resolving them. Dark Horse Comics’ Scott Allie, its editor-in-chief … Read more

Bleeding Cool states the biggest comic publishers need more diverse staffs

Miles Morales

Comics website Bleeding Cool published an article today that says DC Entertainment, DC Comics’ immediate owners, are urging the comic publisher to put more effort into hiring women and minorities. As such, Bleeding Cool’s Rich Johnston argued for affirmative action policies (or “positive discrimination,” to use their British English terminology)—which of course drew the usual racists to the comments like dogs on … Read more

What should a diverse Justice League of America look like?

JLA

The current trend in comics, and various media overall, is reflecting today’s audiences by featuring a diverse cast of characters, including those who’re non-White, LGBT, or female. Comics have seen large growth in minority and women readers, and there’s lately more and more stories reflecting such. New characters like Ms. Marvel, Kevin Keller, the cast … Read more

DC Entertainment launches a superheroine initiative aimed at girls

DC Entertainment has announced it’s planning to launch “DC Super Hero Girls,” a major initiative due this fall. Aimed at girls ages 6-12, it’ll feature teenage versions of various DC superheroines and supervillainesses, including Wonder Woman, Bumblebee (spelled “Bumble Bee” in the press release for some reason), Batgirl, Harley Quinn, Poison Ivy, and others. Designed … Read more

Women have written six of the New York Times’ top 10 graphic novels this week

Sisters

Making the rounds on Twitter today was this news: six of the top 10 graphic novels currently on the New York Times’ bestsellers’ list are written by women. The list (for the week of April 26) is as follows: Drama by Raina Telgemeier Smile by Raina Telgemeier Sisters by Raina Telgemeier Ms. Marvel, vol. 2, … Read more