Tag Archives: diversity

  • Number of Black Churches Increasing

    Feb 22, 14 by Brittney M. Walker Leave a comment

    *The number of black churches in the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) has surged more than 80 percent in the last decade to 3,400 U.S. congregations, says BCNN1.com. However, the number of African American missionaries remains tiny: Only 27 of the SBC’s 4,900 international missionaries are black.

  • Black Comic Targets Jerry Seinfeld: ‘I Think Funny to Jerry is White’

    Feb 6, 14 by EURpublisher02 4 Comments

    *In a recent interview, it was pointed out to Jerry Seinfeld that his Crackle series “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee,” which has the standup comic interviewing fellow comedians as he chauffeurs them to various coffee spots, has had just two black guests in its three seasons. (Chris Rock and Mario Joyner) Similar to the backlash […]

  • It was All About Diversity on and Off Broadway in 2013

    Jan 1, 14 by EurPublisher Leave a comment

    *From the Broadway and Off-Broadway revivals of Romeo and Juliet, to The Trip to Bountiful, Fun Home, Here Lies Love, Kinky Boots and Awake and Sing!, 2013 was a year of diversity in song and story on the New York stage. New York City — boasting to be a cultural melting pot — wouldn’t be […]

  • Victoria’s Secret Heeds to Diversity Cry (Photos)

    Dec 14, 13 by Brittney M. Walker 1 Comment

    *Color is in this season of fashion, and we’re not talking threads. Earlier this year, diversity on the runway was a hot button topic. It looks like more brands and designers are heeding to the public cry for more color on stage. At the Victoria’s Secret fashion show earlier this week, we couldn’t help but […]

  • ‘SNL’ Held Special Audition for Black Female Comics on Dec. 1

    Dec 12, 13 by EURpublisher02 2 Comments

    *Addressing criticism over its lack of African American women in the cast, NBC‘s “Saturday Night Live” held an audition for black comediennes at The Groundlings in Los Angeles earlier this month, according to Deadline.com. The show holds showcase/auditions for potential new talent with some regularity in various locations. But this one attracted more media attention […]

  • Jazz Age, Black Man in Season 4 ‘Downton Abbey’ Trailer (Watch)

    Oct 31, 13 by EURpublisher02 3 Comments

    *The hottest TV show this side of “Scandal” just released a 30-second teaser trailer for its anticipated fourth season. “Downton Abbey” returns Jan. 5 to PBS with the show’s aristocratic family and their servants entering the jazz age, as evidenced by the program’s first black character – a charming and charismatic jazz singer named Jack […]