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Oscar Winner James Earl Jones Receives the Inclusion in the Arts ‘Champion of Diversity Award’

  • July 15th, 2013

Linda Earle, President of Inclusion in the Arts, Honoree James Earl Jones, Host Loreen Arbus & Presenter Courtney B. Vance. Congratulations to James Earl Jones, the true Alpha Dog. What is an “alpha dog?” By definition, an alpha dog is someone who is seen as brave, confident, strong and successful in his or her own right….

Push Girls, Ironside & My Gimpy Life

  • May 31st, 2013

Images of people with disabilities are finally starting to appear on regularly scheduled television shows. First, The Sundance Channel launched “Push Girls.” This docudrama is about four ladies who are wheelchair-users that live in LA–portrayed by actresses with authentic disabilities. Then there is NBC’s “Ironside,” which is about a disabled police officer. Yet, Blair Underwood,…

“Post-Diversity? No. Even With a Black President”

  • October 3rd, 2012

George Alexander at the Huffington Post explores diversity in television and media: Underscoring the case for more diversity is the growing purchasing power of minority consumers. As the largest minority group in the U.S., black consumer purchasing power is expected to reach $1.1 trillion by 2015, according to a 2012 Nielsen study. The Hispanic market,…