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This link recently saved by racialicious on August 26, 2011
"Nia's mother Holly was immediately put off by the stereotyping, and was particularly irked by the Afro wig, although she inexplicably relented and bought her daughter the wig and allowed her to go on stage to perform the number. Abby, on the other hand, was totally upfront about the fact that she's stereotyping Nia, saying that the girl needs to learn how to do "ethnic" dances for casting calls, because those are the kinds of roles for which she'll be auditioning. After the performance, Holly and Abby exchanged words, and Abby came off really poorly when she implied that Nia was getting special price breaks on tuition because of the color of skin. Holly was incredulous, responding that she pays $100,000 a year in private school tuition and she can afford Abby's school. (Where is Holly sending Nia? Yale?)"
This link recently saved by racialicious on August 11, 2011
"Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer sure talks as though the company's looking to create a TV channel around Tyler Perry -- Tyler TV -- even though he says he "can't comment" on a report about it. He told analysts this morning that "we strongly support" the idea of bringing Perry to "exciting new platforms." That could include a "not fully distributed (cable) channel that we could buy" or nesting Perry at "a channel we already have... We have a lot of options if we choose to go down that path." The New York Times says this morning that the company is considering rebranding its struggling TV Guide Network, buying a channel such as Gospel Broadcasting Network, or teaming with Comcast which promised federal officials who approved its acquisition of NBCUniversal that it would beef up programming for minority audiences."
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"One could argue that it's the best atmosphere yet for minority actresses, thanks to diversity-conscious shows such as 'Grey's Anatomy' and 'Desperate Housewives.' Just last year, 'The Good Wife' co-star Archie Panjabi became the fifth minority to win an Emmy for supporting actress in a drama. But when it comes to the lead category in drama, no minority woman has ever won.
'I get goose bumps when I hear that,' Maggie Q, less than a week after finding out her CW series had been picked up for a second season. 'It really bums me out and gives me so much drive. There's really no reason for it.'"
This link recently saved by racialicious on June 01, 2011
"It’s a bit of a shock to hear all those slurs popped out in a row and not everyone’s loved the PSA for exactly that reason. But derogatory language, if not these explicit slurs, abounds on television and in daily life. The r-word, I’d add, is not the only derogatory slur that compassionate, thinking people should consider dropping from their lexicon.
"The real question, it seems, is whether or not it’s okay to compare one derogatory slur with another, which can often feel too much like equating the suffering of one group with another. In the end though, the PSA is meant to create awareness about a word that’s hurtful to people who are disabled, and those who care about them."
This link recently saved by racialicious on May 20, 2011
"On some nights, Univision -- the nation's fifth largest television network -- glides past fourth-place NBC and other established broadcast networks among younger demographic groups in the ratings. And unlike the major broadcasters, which are struggling to hold onto their audiences in an increasingly fragmented media universe, Univision's prime-time viewership has increased about 8% from last season."
This link recently saved by racialicious on May 19, 2011
"Discovery is one of several media companies making presentations about their Hispanic properties during the 'upfront' week ahead of the 2011-12 TV season.
"The growth of the Hispanic market, in spending power and population numbers, has become increasingly alluring.
Discovery said that its Hispanic properties — two cable channels, Discovery en Espanol and Discovery Familia — would benefit from a significant increase in the money to be spent on programming for all Discovery channels.
"(Discovery is also spending heavily on a joint venture with Ms. Winfrey’s Oprah Winfrey Network...)"
This link recently saved by racialicious on May 04, 2011
"'We've been getting a lot of calls from schools and other organizations that say they have available content for us to use,' Long said, adding that much of it will be in the Navajo language. The need to preserve the language was one a key point the tribe used in getting the license from the Federal Communications Commission for two low-power channels to serve the reservation."
This link recently saved by racialicious on April 22, 2011
"The report by Clearcast, the body that vets all commercials before they are broadcast, found that TV advertising is 'drastically under-representing' the ethnic minority groups. Black, Asian and those of other ethnic minorities account for about 13% of the UK population.
"Only 1,130 ads used actors from an ethnic minority background in the main role, such as in the Premier Inn commercials featuring comedian Lenny Henry."
This link recently saved by racialicious on April 12, 2011
"While Color of Change launched the boycott against Beck, Rucker also named organizations such as Media Matters, MoveOn.org, CREDO and StopBeck as playing a crucial role in getting the talk show host canned. In a statement to supporters, Media Matters for America founder and chairman David Brock said that it has been able to expose 'Beck’s relentless tide of smear campaigns and lies.'”