UCLA’s Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies recently completed the study titled “2014 Hollywood Diversity Report: Making Sense of the Disconnect.” Darnell Hunt, the lead author of the report and the center’s director, found that ethnic minorities and women are represented far below their corresponding percentages in the general population:
“Hollywood is woefully out of touch with an emerging America. The motion picture and TV academies are overwhelmingly white and male and they’ve been setting the standards for what they feel is successful or funny or good,” Hunt said. “But the demographics are changing and those standards are not as solid now. Increasing diversity should happen not just for the social good, but because it makes perfect business sense.”
The report analyzed more than 1,000 TV shows on 68 different cable and broadcast networks during the 2011-2012 season, and also 172 American-made movies in 2011. Researchers examined the level of diversity in front of and behind the camera, the rosters of Hollywood’s most prominent talent agencies, and the winners of Oscars, Emmys and other honors.
The Mosaic Singers’ high energy, high emotion performances have received local,
regional, and international acclaim. Come see what all the excitement is about when
they perform the music of popular cross-over artists like Bruno Mars, Katy Perry, and Adele.
Show dates and times:
Friday, March 14, 2014 – 8PM
Saturday, March 15, 2014 – 8PM
Sunday, March 16, 2014 – 4PM
Singsation is performed at the Detroit Film Theatre inside the DIA,
5200 Woodward Ave. Detroit, MI 48202 (John R. Entrance).
Click HERE for tickets.
At the Well Young Women’s Leadership Academy will be held on the campus of Princeton University in Princeton, New Jersey. This year’s program is scheduled for July 27 – August 8, 2014.
The Academy offers dynamic speakers, standardized test-taking strategies, math, critical reading courses, college essay writing classes, tutoring, interactive studies, group activities, and field trips. Each year, special guest speakers provide dynamic presentations. In 2013, actor Jasmine Guy offered an unforgettable address. Ms. Guy notes, “It is very important for us to reach out to these young girls.” Other noted speakers have included Brandi and Karli Harvey along with actor Brian White.
The Academy provides on-campus housing at Princeton University that allows the students to experience college life in an Ivy League setting. In addition, the two weeks of learning, studying, and communing together helps the students to bond and experience the Academy from an intimate perspective. The curriculum has been developed to encourage critical thinking and problem-solving skills along with increasing leadership confidence. Speakers include business leaders, entrepreneurs, and Princeton University staff who teach select classes.
The process is selective, as students must meet criteria based upon recommendations, an interview, an essay, extracurricular activities, and grade point average. Scholarships are available. The F.I.S.H. Foundation has supported the Academy for three years with generous grants.
At the Well Conferences, Inc., a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization empowering teens since 2009. “The Academy seeks to empower young women locally to become effective leaders globally. By promoting excellence in education, these young women will transform their communities,” states Jacqueline B. Glass, CEO and Founder. For more information, go to www.atthewellconferences.org
This February, SAMHSA will launch the Girls Matter! webinar series to discuss challenges, opportunities, and strategies for supporting girls. “We know that professionals working with adolescents are eager to learn more about the unique needs of girls ages 12–18 and how these unique needs impact their behavioral health and development,” said SAMHSA Principal Deputy Administrator and Associate Administrator for Women’s Services, Kana Enomoto. Girls Matter! features a 90-minute webinar each month covering a related behavioral health topic.
First Webinar on Tuesday, February 25, 2014:
Growing Up Girl: Adolescent Development and the Unique Issues Facing Girls
More Webinars in the Series:
• The Girl in the Mirror: Behavioral Health Challenges of Adolescent Girls (Thursday, March 13, 2014)
• Girls and Substance Use: Trends, Challenges, and Opportunities (Tuesday, April 22, 2014)
• Digital Girls: Confession, Connection, and Disconnection (Tuesday, May 20, 2014)
• Sanctuary and Supports for Girls in Crisis (Tuesday, June 10, 2014)
• The Power of Youth Development and Recovery Supports (Thursday, July 24, 2014)
Go to Teaching Tools & Training for FREE Downloads like this 2010 Webinar:
To submit an abstract: blackphdnetwork.submittable.com/submit.