Diversity in Entertainment
From big box office productions to innovations in streaming, we're making sure the fight for equality reaches Hollywood by demanding diversity and inclusion for people of color.
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.
EQUITABLE MEDIA PARTNERSHIPS
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
Industry Report: The Black Executive
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.
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A CBS Television Studios and NAACP Partnership
NAACP and CBS Television Studios are teaming up to bring you binge-worthy shows that educate and entertain.Learn More
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
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NAACP advocates demand equal opportunities and fair representation in front of and behind the camera in Hollywood.