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“Burial of Kojo” (photo/CFAF) 

The nation’s longest running film festival of its kind returns with 30 films and documentaries 

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Morgan Walker (School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls play at Kansas City Repertory Theatre) plays Ericka Boafo in 'School Girls' 

The play runs from January 24 through February 16, with previews beginning January 18

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After #OscarsSoWhite campaign brought attention to lack of diversity the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences launched a major overhaul aimed at diversifying its overwhelmingly white, male, older membership

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Adam Sandler in UncutGems 

Look back on the most noteworthy films of 2019 and they all display a diverse array of superb talent—in front of and behind the camera

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Kailey Rhodes, Cindy Im, Treasure Lunan (photo by Russell J. Young) 

Miss Bennet: Christmas At Pemberley opens Friday, Dec. 6

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Sydney Mesher (photo via sydneymesher.com) 

Sydney Mesher is the first person with a visible disability ever hired by the Rockettes

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Screenshot from original Dumbo movie 

Disney’s disclaimer echoes what other media companies have done in response to problematic videos, but many people are calling on Disney to do more

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In this Feb. 1988 file photo, Jim Henson, creator of the Muppets, poses with Kermit the Frog. (AP Photo/File) 

It wasn't an accident that the show was set on an urban street with a multicultural cast. Diversity and inclusion were baked into the show

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This April 26, 2017 file photo shows actress Lorraine Toussaint poses for a portrait in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP) 

In an industry known for its glamour and beauty, some say the lack of diversity behind the scenes has led to challenging situations for women of color

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Brittany K. Allen 

The play, about history, identity, and DNA, opens Nov. 1 at Portland Center Stage at The Armory, with preview performances and several free community events starting this weekend

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