All posts tagged in poc

  • July 26, 2019By Shermarie Hyppolite

    K-pop as a genre and industry have evolved significantly since 1992 when the first K-pop group Seo Taiji and The Boys debuted and became the pioneers of K-pop. K-pop’s global outreach also known as the Hallyu Wave in the 90s and mid-2000s have increased the accessibility of Korean music, introducing an exciting new music genre and

  • July 9, 2019By Marielle Devereaux

    Like Jesus, Santa Claus and ancient Egyptians, there are many historical figures and fictional characters that an insistent, needlessly-angry demographic of white people claim must be played by white actors. In the past, all hell has broken loose when a few brave souls try to claim otherwise. Now it’s 2019, and not a single thing

  • August 31, 2018By Dafny Flores

    Young adult books have been taking over the entertainment industry for years now, especially in the rom-com and dystopian niches. A typical fixture that dominates the cinematic universe? White people. Latin characters? White people. Black characters? White people. Asian characters? White people. Overweight characters? White people in a fat suit. You seem to get the picture,

  • December 14, 2017By Rayan Ramadan

    Bisexuality is extremely underrepresented throughout Hollywood and media, and when it is portrayed, it’s usually represented using blanket phrases or terms, like “I go both ways,” rather than just explicitly stating that the character is bisexual. However, Brooklyn Nine-Nine changed that when a pivotal character, Rosa Diaz, came out as bisexual and actually used the word.

  • December 9, 2017By Yasia Howard

    East Los High is a Hulu Original that I started watching about three years ago. Every summer, I anticipated a new season. The fictional show is based in East Los Angles, and it is described as, “A teen drama original to Hulu, follows a group of Latino teens navigating the trials and tribulations of life in East

  • August 9, 2017By Lama Zaioor

    Despite the superiority that is often associated with entertainers in Hollywood, there is much racism and stereotyping aimed towards the small sector that people of color occupy within the industry. More often than not, minorities are typecast as what Americans perceive to be the standard face of their respective ethnicities, whether that be Asian, Arab,

  • June 16, 2017By Catherine Horkay

    Remember the guitarist from Lemonade Mouth? From playing Stella on Disney Channel’s smash hit original film, to playing Velma in Cartoon Network’s live-action Scooby-Doo! Curse of the Lake Monster and Scooby-Doo! The Mystery Begins circa 2010, Japanese-American Hayley Kiyoko has bloomed into one of the most prominent pop singers in the LGBTQ+ community. Fondly referred to on

  • May 29, 2017By Zoe Gonzalez

    Back and forth his arm shook to pull flame from flint as he cursed a delicate “damn” and continued his onslaught of quick movements. His actions screamed, a spark, anything, please. He believed the Boy Scouts to project an institutionalized hyper-masculinity which countered the neutral, introverted qualities of great intellectuals since the beginning of time

  • May 28, 2017By Rayan Ramadan

    Riverdale started off strong, the initial hype before the show even aired was substantial, everyone was talking about this brand new teenage drama show. This was because the show had so much potential, and despite all the original Archie comic fans being sceptical as to how well the show would mirror the comics and the characters inside

  • May 6, 2017By Zoe Gonzalez

    Dear Melanin, I heard that you are having trouble as more and more people continue to ignore your meaning and underestimate your power. They emulate the rich culture you have given us people of color. Whether it regards traditional African tribal garments, cornrows and hot combs, or bindis at Coachella, they label these significant symbols