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MSNBC's offensive Cinco de Mayo segments spark anger from Latino, Hispanic advocates
Latin Post
In the wake of controversial segments aired May 5, on MSNBC's program "Way Too Early," Hispanic media advocates and watchdogs are outraged, and the network has been forced to issue an apology. The controversy stems from a pair of segments on "Way Too Early," a show which first aired in 2009 for MSNBC and has been watched by roughly 237,000 people as of February, in which one of the network's producers, Louis Burgdorf, stumbled on-screen sporting a sombrero and taking a few sips of tequila from a bottle and later sporting maracas.
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Diversity in kids' books campaign goes viral after BookCon uproar
Los Angeles Times
BookCon is a readers’ convention organized by Book Expo America for May in New York. When BookCon organizers announced an all-star line up of children’s writers — including Jeff Kinney, James Patterson, Rick Riordan and Lemony Snicket — they inadvertently provoked an uproar. All 30 writers were white. “There are more cats than people of color scheduled” for BookCon, Jeff O’Neal, the founder of the website BookRiot, wrote soon afterward.
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British director Amma Asante talks 'Belle' and diversity in film
The Associated Press via The Huffington Post
British director Amma Asante knows how hard it is to get a costume drama off the ground — especially when it stars a black female newcomer and is directed by a black female with only one previous film to her credit. But for the 18th century-set "Belle," Asante fought for diversity and the feminine eye in front of and behind the camera. "We need a variety of lenses in which to tell these stories," she says.
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The reason why Spider-Man producers flatly refused to make films more diverse
PolicyMic
Bad news, Marvel movie fans: Your favorite angst-ridden arachnid adolescent isn't getting a diversity makeover any time soon. The beloved comic book hero is best known as Peter Parker, the quiet, pale boy from Queens who grows up to become a web-slinging savior. But while the story's origins are decidedly white, the comic books have spawned several successful — and arguably more colorful — Spidey spin-offs. Sadly these characters are, at least under current management, stuck on the page.
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Think you know what comic book fans look like? 'We Are Comics' is here to change that
The Huffington Post
Enter We Are Comics, a blog that's encouraging comic fans of all walks of life to tell their personal stories under the empowering banner "I Am Comics." The site, which only launched a few weeks ago, aims to recognize and celebrate the many diverse fans of comics as well as "promote the visibility of marginalized members of our population; and to stand in solidarity against harassment and abuse."
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MTV launches multi-year campaign to fight racial, gender and LGBT inequality
Broadway World
MTV — in partnership with a coalition including the Anti-Defamation League, NAACP, National Council of La Raza, National Partnership for Women & Families, The Trevor Project and many others — launched "Look Different," a multi-year campaign empowering America's youth to better counter the hidden racial, gender and anti-LGBT biases all around us. The campaign reflects Millennials' deep commitment to the principles of equality and fairness, while inviting them to look differently at subjects like privilege, prejudice and "colorblindness."
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Univision Deportes announces talent for FIFA World Cup Brazil 2014
Hispanic Ad
The FIFA World Cup Brazil 2014 kicks off on June 12; Univision Deportes will provide 24-hour coverage for 31 days across all of its broadcast and digital platforms, including live telecasts and streaming of all 64 matches plus live pre- and post-game commentary and reporting from Brazil’s 12 tournament cities. Univision’s in-house team of World Cup announcers and commentators includes many of the most knowledgeable and renowned sportscasters in Spanish-language media, some of which have personal experience as soccer players or coaches, and all of whom have covered numerous World Cups during their broadcasting careers.
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Leslie Jones sparks outrage with slavery jokes on 'Saturday Night Live'
New York Daily News
A "Saturday Night Live" sketch joking about slavery — written by one of the show’s recently hired black female writers — has ignited an online backlash. But comedian Leslie Jones — who made her debut May 3, for a segment on the news-show parody “Weekend Update” — refused to apologize for her controversial bit, calling her critics “self-righteous.”
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REVOLT's Sean Combs makes the case for his channel's value at The Cable Show
Target Market News
At The Cable Show in Los Angeles, the founder of the cable channel, REVOLT, Sean Combs told an audience of industry professionals his vision for the network, the upside of losing out on the deal to buy Fuse network, and how his team measures the progress they've made in the past six months. In an open interview with the editor-in-chief of Broadcasting & Cable, Melissa Grego, Combs and REVOLT CEO Keith Clinkscales said that they are building a brand that is unlike other cable offerings.
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Why the 'Fresh Off the Boat' TV series could change the game
The Wall Street Journal
Dan Mayeda, co-chair of the Asian Pacific American Media Coalition, and as leader of Asian America’s largest media watchdog organization, had the opportunity to meet with producers and see an early version of the script, and calls the show “potentially groundbreaking.” “What’s special about this show is its uniquely Asian American sensibility,” he says. “These are characters that are fully American while still reflecting the particular quirks and experiences of Americans of Asian descent. Finally, we get the chance to laugh with the characters, not at them. And I think this show is hip enough that it will attract non-Asians.
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MULTICULTURAL MARKETING


Pulpo Media debuts data platform for Hispanic advertisers
AdWeek
Pulpo Media, an agency that services brands such as Kellogg's, Nike, General Mills, Disney, Best Buy and FedEx, has announced a data platform that is designed to better define Hispanics for marketers. Called the Hispanic Acculturation Model, it combines 2012 U.S. Census stats with countless survey results to analyze where the people in this demo live, how old they were when they immigrated (if they did), where their parents were born, household language and English proficiency.
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What's next in advertising to Asian Americans?
Asian Fortune
In 2013, Nielson released a consumer report that called Asian Americans “significant, sophisticated and savvy” and suggested that the AAPI community was an affluent and quickly growing market segment. But how are companies reaching the Asian consumer?
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