Day: January 25, 2016

Creative Close-Up: Diversity in Hollywood, What Can Be Done?

January 25 / 16 The award season has already arrived. Golden Globes, People’s Choice awards, etc, etc. We all saw the Academy Award nominees announced a few weeks ago. This has created a shake up. I’m on my Twitter account and the hastag: #OscarsSoWhite is right there in plain sight. Yep, the nominees are all white. No African, Hispanic, or any other minority represented on that list. Jada Pinkett Smith is boycotting the Oscars, so is Spike Lee, but let’s be honest, will that solve the problem? No. For a long time, diversity in Hollywood has been an issue and it will continue to be an issue unless we as a whole do something about it. What I’m saying is stop complaining, stop moaning, and griping about it. If Jada, Spike and the rest of us don’t like it, then we need to do something about it. Of course it hasn’t been easy. Even though it’s 2015, minorities (not only African, but Hispanic, Asian, Native American…..) and women still have a way to go. I’m …