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Diversity Aboveground: By the Numbers

Diversity Aboveground: By the Numbers

It’s that time again. A new fall television season is about to start. What about representation? Is it any better than last time? How does it look by the numbers? Females Fantasy fan favorites Amy Acker and Stephen Moyer are the Struckers who join an underground mutant community after their children’s powers are revealed in

Chiron

Diversity Aboveground: Fantastic Gays and Where to Find Them

The past twelve months have been extremely eventful for the LGBTQUIA+ community. For once, positive representation has been found in films garnering critical acclaim and success at the box office. It’s time to recap a few and find out what this could mean for the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Sequel. Moonlight While

Jay Hernandez, Will Smith and Margot Robbie

Diversity Aboveground: DC Films, the Good and the Bad

The current slate of DC Comics films are representative of Hollywood as a whole. There’s still an emphasis on Caucasians especially males. People of color appear to be cast for brownie points. Different sexual orientations are just about non-existent. However, there are some bright spots. Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice Two Caucasian male actors

4 kids hang out at a bank

Diversity Aboveground: Free Comic Book Day 2016

Saturday, May 7, 2016 is Free Comic Book Day! Yes, it’s time once again to locate your participating stores, show up, check out the free comics and give them some love with your cash, too. Store vary from the usual comic book stores to book sellers like Books a Million to collectibles shops. You can

Captain Britain

Diversity Aboveground: Muslim Representation Needed

Muslims currently suffer from incorrect generalizations and bias. This is not suffering like an inconvenience or annoyance. In 2015, Mosques were attacked 63 times and  there were over 38 reported hate crimes just in November and December. Many hate crimes go unreported unless there’s property damage or hospitalization. Even in Canada, crimes against Muslims rose

The new Violet Baudelaire

Diversity Aboveground: A Series of Unfortunate Events

A Series of Unfortunate Events was first announced as an adaptation by Netflix in November 2014. In August 2015, Daniel Handler, the author behind the original book series revealed on Twitter that, “In writing the Snicket series, it was important to me that everyone see themselves in the books. No character was designated by race

Erin, Jillian, Abby and Patty

Diversity Aboveground: New Ghostbusters Info

Now that more has been released about the new Ghostbusters film, is it still about female empowerment? Erin Gilbert (Kristin Wiig) has a doctorate in Particle Physics, specializing in spectral entities. This alone is pretty awesome. Females with Ph.Ds are pretty rare in film as it is and she’s applying it throughout the film’s plot

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