A record number of African-American actors won Emmy Awards for their performances on television this year, but the entertainment industry often still doesn’t reflect the full diversity of America. Special correspondent Charlayne Hunter-Gault talks with Darnell Hunt of UCLA about the underrepresentation of people of color and women on screen and behind the camera. Continue reading
Female leaders are leading the push for more diversity in television, both on-camera and behind the scenes, according to a new study. Continue reading
In a survey of the 100 top grossing films between 2007 and 2014, 30 percent of all speaking or named characters were women; less than 30 percent of such roles went to actors who were not white. Jeffrey Brown talks to Dylan Marron, blogger for “Every Spoken Word,” and Ann Hornaday of The Washington Post about the widespread lack of diversity in Hollywood. Continue reading
A report released Wednesday focusing on the top-grossing films of the last seven years makes one thing clear: women and people of color are sorely underrepresented in Hollywood.
To promote diversity in the tech industry, non-profit All Start Code has partnered with Google in an effort to address the opportunity gap for young men of color by training a new generation of coders. Continue reading
The giants of Silicon Valley — Google, Twitter, Facebook — report that just three to four percent of their workforce is black or Hispanic, and men outnumber women by more than two to one. Now, tech companies are investing hundreds of millions of dollars to address the imbalance. In New York, one camp is training such a new generation of software coders. NewsHour Special Correspondent Karla Murthy reports. Continue reading
Some new, more diverse faces may soon be used for emoji symbols, after a push for more racial diversity earlier this year by smartphone users gained traction with developers. Continue reading
After a record number of young, unaccompanied migrants from Central America started to arrive in the U.S., the White House pledged millions of dollars to help address the problem where it started. The NewsHour’s P.J. Tobia examines U.S.-funded programs like community centers that are designed to decrease crime in and stem migration from Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras. Continue reading