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Diversity Aboveground: Loving The Wiz

Diversity Aboveground: Loving The Wiz

Long before the internet battled over whether changing the skin color of beloved characters was trendy or the right thing to do, there was The Wiz. The Wiz started as a broadway show in 1975. The fact that the cast had not a single Caucasian was still strange at that time. It went on to

The Protagonist

Diversity Aboveground; Black Widow: Forever Red

In the last few years, Marvel has published several books written for the Young Adult market. The latest release is Black Widow: Forever Red by Margaret Stohl. With the popularity of Black Widow and the way she’s been turned into a rallying cry for how female superheroes are treated, how is her portrayal? Does it

Rowan Blanchard on Fox 11

Diversity Aboveground: Girl Meets World and Succeeds

Boy Meets World was one of ABC’s most popular TGIF shows from its premiere in 1993 until the very last episode in 2000. Almost 20 years after that first premiere, ABC’s sister channel, Disney,  announced a spin-off, Girl Meets World. While the original series revolved around Cory Matthews (Ben Savage), the new series is about

Magneto

Diversity Aboveground: New Magneto Needed?

Nowadays, it can feel like Marvel is nothing but change. Thor, Wolverine and Hawkeye are women. Captain America is African-American. Spider-Man has a Latina mother and an African-American father. With the end of Secret Wars: House of M coming up on October 28, is it time for a new Magneto? The current Magneto, Erik Lehnsherr

Un Gallo Con Muchos Huevos

Diversity Aboveground: Mexican Films

The world has at least 154 million people who are either Mexican or have Mexican ancestry. 35 million reside in the United States alone. These are large numbers yet media tends to expect them to stay with their own Spanish language media. While shows like Sense8 and Heroes Reborn have Mexican characters in supporting roles,

My Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

Diversity Aboveground: New Fall Tv!

The Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film found that this previous television season contained at least 70% of new programming without a female show-runner, creator, director, writer and/or editor. Only two percent of female Directors of Photography were female. Of the new directors who had never worked in television before last

The Monkey King

Diversity Aboveground: Monkey King’s Feat

Despite the increasing prevalence of imported entertainment from Hollywood, two of China’s most successful films this year were Chinese productions. Monkey King: Hero is Back aka Xi you ji zhi da sheng gui lai became China’s most successful animated release ever, beating out the previous record holder, Kung Fu Panda 2. Monster Hunt aka zhuōyāojì

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