Mass media has continually served to deliver a constant stream of corroborating images and messages, rife with flaws and inaccuracies. This report addresses certain facets of these concerns, particularly intra-cultural dynamics arising from media distortions.
We understand the power of images in the media. They can educate. They can uplift. They can feed implicit biases that unconsciously inform attitudes and perceptions throughout the world. It's important to combat portrayals of Black life on screen that seek to undermine our existence and celebrate the projects that embrace and explore the full dimensions of our humanity.
We fight for equitable opportunities in the entertainment industry by forming industry partnerships and producing special events that uplift Black excellence.
We have a proud history of advocating for diversity in the entertainment industry. From protesting D.W. Griffith's racist-laden film Birth of a Nation to addressing the lack of diversity both behind and in front of the camera, we stand firm in our commitment to securing equity and equality in Hollywood.
Black entertainment is an integral extension of Black advocacy and activism. Much of Black art emerges from subjugation that was designed to stifle our spirit. Instead, our inextinguishable light brightens the world with imagination, ingenuity, and infinite talent.- Kyle Bowser, Senior Vice President, NAACP Hollywood Bureau
NAACP reacts to news of Twitter purchase: "Mr. Musk: free speech is wonderful, hate speech is unacceptable.
NAACP President Derrick Johnson released a statement Monday following the news that Elon Musk purchased Twitter, saying, "Mr. Musk: free speech is wonderful, hate speech is unacceptable." Disinformation, misinformation and hate speech have NO PLACE on Twitter. Do not allow 45 to return to the platform. Do not allow Twitter to become a petri dish for hate speech, or falsehoods that subvert our democracy. Protecting our democracy is of utmost importance, especially as the midterm elections approach. Mr Musk: lives are at risk, and so is American democracy."
The NAACP on Monday issued a statement from its president, Derrick Johnson, calling for former President Trump to remain off the social media platform Twitter following Elon Musk's purchase of the company.
NAACP and Kapor Center Release Report Illustrating How the U.S. Tech Ecosystem Is Still Failing Black Talent
"The NAACP believes that diversity in tech is a modern civil rights issue, and we cannot afford to be indifferent to the unsettling statistics presented in this report."
A CBS Television Studios and NAACP Partnership
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There is no better partner than the NAACP — the preeminent civil rights organization in our country — to help us find, develop and tell these inclusive stories.- George Cheeks, president and CEO, CBS Entertainment Group