I recently had the opportunity to see John Leguizamo’s ‘Latin History for Morons’ at Studio 54 – one of my favorite theaters on Broadway. One of the points he makes is that many of our stories are not in history books and now more than ever we need to tell all of our stories. So if you have a chance, go see it, you’ll laugh and learn. https://broadwaydirect.com/john-leguizamo-latin-history-morons/.
That same weekend I watched Marshall, a movie I had not heard much about but which is fantastic: Marshall’ movie review: A different kind of superhero story.
Before sharing some of the top stories for the week, let me take this opportunity to congratulate award-winning journalist Ilia Calderon who has been named co-anchor of Univision’s evening news with Jorge Ramos. She will be the first Afro-Latina to anchor the evening news for a leading networks in the country, regardless of language. Bravo! Here is one of my favorite pieces written about the announcement: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/ilia-calderon-noticiero-univision_us_5a0345f5e4b03deac08a8e39.
Here is a clip from Univision with Maria Elena, Ilia and Jorge (in Spanish): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Jq61RJttmg
The featured photo is by Chris Barbalis on Unsplash.
The must read of the week
Apple releases first diversity report under new VP of diversity and inclusion
The One Philosophical Difference That Sets Millennials Apart In Workplace Diversity
11 men and 1 woman on management team? No need for diversity report
Black on Bay Street: Hadiya Roderique had it all. But still could not fit in
Katherine Johnson building opens at NASA Langley Research Center
Anti-bias lessons help preschoolers hold up a mirror to diversity
Gyrl Wonder Inspires Youth to Shine When the World May Want to Dim Their Light
Girl Scouts Launches Initiative to Put 2.5 Million girls through STEM Programs by 2025
Google Grants Non-Profit $1 Million To Expose Black Boys To Tech Careers
Marketing & Media
New Adobe Study Highlights Diversity Issues in the Advertising Industry
Naomi Campbell: ‘Diversity must not be seen as a trend’
New Diversity Org, The Creative Thread Foundation, Has Few Women On Its Board
How One Film Festival Is Remembering Early Hollywood’s Asian-American Stars
Marvel gave indigenous director Taika Waititi its worst franchise in
CBS Diversity Comedy Showcase Has Been a Racist, Sexist, Homophobic Mess for Years, Participants Say
Democrats’ Diversity Paid Off Across the Country in Key Elections
Women of Color Have High Ambition, But Little Help