Lee & Low is a children’s book publisher focussed on bringing diverse voices to the forefront and promoting related conversations.
They produced this info graphic of the Academy’s track record on honoring the work of minorities. The backdrop to this includes an investigation by The Los Angeles Times in 2012. The Times found that the majority of Academy members are older white men, and of the 85 best actress awards, just one went to a person of color, Halle Berry in 2002.
The Academy’s new president is Cheryl Boone Isaacs, the first African-American to do so. She and its chief executive Dawn Hudson are taking steps to increase diversity, which includes a diverse roster of faces for the March 2 show.
Click here for interviews with independent filmmakers of color about their roles in Hollywood.
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I woke up early this morning, (having fallen asleep with the television on) to an episode of Toni on New York featuring our beloved Harlem. I thoroughly enjoyed the vivacious Toni’s exploration of our neighborhood – its important and colorful past and its vibrant present. I am a native and long time resident of Harlem and I learned a few things I did not know about this amazing neighborhood. The visit to the Schomburg and the backstage tour of Apollo with Billy Mitchell were
particularly interesting, It was also great fun to see Toni sample some of Harlem’s favorite foods, escorted on her “Taste of Harlem” tour by Neal Shoemaker, the founder of Harlem Heritage Tours, which ran the gamut from wings & waffles at Amy Ruth’s to to red velvet cake at one of my personal favorites, Make My Cake.. I had not previously seen this show, which is both hosted and executive produced by Toni Senecal, but I am now definitely a fan. You can check out the segment online or on Toni’s Facebook page.
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Come pamper yourself on February 15th and 16th, 2014 in Harlem on Frederick Douglass Boulevard between 117th and 118th Street for the “Harlem Food Truck Rally”. Starting at 11:00 am to 5:00 pm both Saturday and Sunday. See below for information on all the various food trucks, some of the best in the city along with arts and crafts activities for kids.
See you there!
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Tagged @HarlemHCL, Comfort Food, Destination Harlem TV, Food Trucks, Harlem, Harlem Condo Life, Harlem food Truck Rally, HarlemBlogger, HarlemBlogs, HarlemCondoLife.com, HCL, Kids, spring bank, your gateway to harlem
“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands, but seeing with new eyes.”
~ Marcel Proust
* Valentin Louis Georges Eugène Marcel Proust was a French novelist, critic, and essayist best known for his monumental novel À la recherche du temps perdu. It was published in seven parts between 1913 and 1927.
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