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Television: Still Whiter Than a Polar Bear in a Snowstorm [BC TV MELTDOWN-OPINION]

The number one problem with television today is a lack of diversity. What?!?! But what about hit shows like Black-ish, Atlanta, Fresh Off the Boat, Scandal, Empire, Superstore, The Good Place? First, most of those are critical successes, but not necessarily ratings successes. Indeed, the top rated scripted and reality shows are still over-whelmingly white, […]


Kevin Feige Chats ‘Black Panther’ “Amazing Support” from Disney

There is a meme running around on the social medias, declaring that “2018 has been SO LONG OF A YEAR,” with a reminder that Black Panther was released at the beginning of it. This seems frightening in context- it really does feel this set of months has stretched far past a normal set of 12. […]

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Worldcon Commits to Changes After Complaints of Guest Misgendering and More

Worldcon, the World Sci-Fi and Fantasy Convention, removed its original program last month after concerns of incorrect information. It was found that the original program had referred to guest and Hugo Award nominee Bogi Takács as “he”, ignoring eir unambiguous preference for agender pronouns. E displays very clearly on Patreon, Twitter, and other forms of social media […]

2019 Miss America Competition: Swimsuit Round Eliminated, Evening Gown Revamped

When 2018 Miss America Cara Mund took to Twitter yesterday to urge fans of the event to tune in to ABC‘s Good Morning America for some major announcements about this year’s edition, she wasn’t joking. Miss America Organization Board of Trustees Chair Gretchen Carlson appeared on the highly-rated morning news and entertainment program to announce […]

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Dear White People Vol. 2 Trailer Finds Sam Back on the Air, Facing Online Stalker

If you thought things were going to go back to “as is” at Winchester University, Netflix‘s first official trailer for Dear White People -Vol. 2 is here to set you straight. Created/executive produced by Justin Simien and set for a May 4th premiere, the new season finds Sam (Logan Browning) back in the booth and […]

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DC Comics Has a Message About Superman and Diversity They Say is Always Relevant

DC Comics shared a famous picture of Superman speaking to schoolchildren about the importance of standing up for diversity on Twitter. “Initially created by the Institute for American Democracy as a school-book cover, this ’50s-era piece features Superman speaking to school children about the importance of standing up for diversity, a relevant message no matter […]

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Netflix CEO “Not So Big” on Inclusion Riders at Streaming Service

With 117 million subscribers and its ability to both buy existing projects as well as develop original content from ground up, Netflix has proven itself to be a growing influential force throughout every corner of the multimedia landscape — which is why the streaming service’s policy towards adding “inclusion riders” is catching a number of […]

Shots Fired at Marvel as Dan Didio Discusses DC Diversity?

DC Co-Publisher Dan Didio addressed his views on the diversity of DC’s characters in an interview, and it’s difficult not to view some of his comments as a direct shot at rival Marvel Comics, who temporarily replaced some of their most well-known characters like Thor, Iron Man, and Captain America with legacy versions in over the past […]

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Netflix Picks up Season 2 of Spike Lee’s She’s Gotta Have It

Less than two months after its first season premiere, Spike Lee‘s She’s Gotta Have It has been picked up for a second season by Netflix. Based on the 1986 film that helped launch Lee’s directorial career, the 10-episode first season stars DeWanda Wise as lead Nola Darling along with Margot Bingham, Chyna Layne, Elise Hudson, Cleo […]

On the Victims of the Marvel Cancellation Bloodbath

With the release of the March 2018 solicits from Marvel, it fast became clear that a swathe of titles were being cancelled. These were clear either from their complete absence from the solicits, their solicitations sounding very final, or even hints in the cover artwork. Since the speculation began, many of the titles that we […]

Paramount Network Launching Latino Sketch Comedy Series Browntown

Paramount Network continues beefing up and diversifying its programming slate ahead of its January 2018 launch, partnering with Latino digital-media company mitú for half-hour sketch comedy series Browntown. Though cast details have yet to be announced, mitú founders Beatriz Acevedo and Doug Greiff are set to executive produce from a format developed by Greiff. Browntown is set in a […]

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Bingo Love Review: A Sweet, Beautiful, Diverse, and Emotionally Complex Romance

Bingo Love is a comic that was successfully Kickstarted by Tee Franklin — well, to say it was “successful” feels reductive. In truth, it was wildly successful, showing that a diversity of love, of age, of body representation, race, and oh so much more was exactly what a large audience was looking for. Created with Jenn […]

Vida: Starz Casts Mishel Prada, Four More In New Drama Series

Production on Starz‘s upcoming drama series Vida took a major step forward this week as the cable network new cast members to join previously-cast Melissa Barrera in the new half-hour series. Mishel Prada, Karen Ser Anzoategui, Chelsea Rendon, Carlos Miranda, and Maria Elena Laas have been cast as series regulars; with Tanya Saracho serving as showrunner, […]

LGBTQ Writers And Creators Talk Queer Pop Culture At NYCC 2017

Rosilyne Bean wrote from New York Comic Con 2017: New York Times tech columnist and book review editor Jude Biersdorfer hosted this year’s Queer Pop Culture panel at NYCC. She was joined by several artists, activists, and cosplayers in discussion of their experiences and work in the community. David Barclay Moore was there to discuss his […]

Jane the Virgin’s Gina Rodriguez Developing Latino Series For CBS, CW

Actress Gina Rodriguez is putting her words into action when it comes to increasing diversity and representation in front of and behind the camera; the Jane the Virgin star is developing two new series for CBS and The CW that are centered around the Latino community. Rodriguez’s I Can & I Will Productions will develop both […]


When The ‘Love Is Love’ Panel At Flame Con 2017 Took A Turn…(VIDEO)

In memory of those tragically lost in Orlando’s Pulse nightclub tragedy and to benefit the victims left in its wake, the comics industry came together to produce the charity comic book Love Is Love.  Organized and curated by writer Marc Andreyko (Batwoman, Manhunter) and published jointly by IDW Publishing and DC Comics, the book featured an […]

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When No One Tells You You’re The Moderator At A Comic Con Panel

Reporting live from the heart of London Super Comic Con’s Artists Alley (I’m at table A45 by the way, if you’d like to stop by and say hi and check out my book, The Pride). Today I had an interesting moment on at the show, as I had my one and only panel here. The […]

Jessica Chastain’s NOT Happy With CBS’ Lack Of Female Leads This Fall

You don’t need a crystal ball to see that times are tough for “The Big Three” networks (ABC/CBS/NBC): with cable and streaming services like HBO, Netflix and Amazon around, they’re seen as “your grandfather’s network” that have been losing viewers and creative talents for years now. The Television Critics Association’s (TCA’s) press junkets give the […]