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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


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


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


This July 27, 2019 file photo shows Forest Whitaker, a cast member in the Epix series "Godfather of Harlem," posing during the 2019 Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File) 

Crime drama ‘Godfather of Harlem’ and holiday musical ‘Jingle Jangle’ on tap for well-rounded star


Actress Cynthia Erivo arrives on the red carpet for the gala premiere of the film "Harriet " at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP) 

Hard as it may be to believe, "Harriet" is the first feature film about Harriet Tubman.


Rob Morgan jumps on the red carpet as he attends the premiere for "Just Mercy" on day two of the Toronto International Film Festival at the Roy Thomson Hall on Friday, Sept. 6, 2019, in Toronto. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP) 

Based on a true story the film drew an emotional response at the Toronto Film Festival


(Glen Wilson/Focus Features via AP) 

Franchise films still dot fall schedule, but studios may be taking more risks on new ideas


Mary Katherine Nagel photo by Alison Carey 

New plays developed from program have won Tony Awards and a Pulitzer Prize in recent years



 A movie preview for the upcoming biopic featuring the life of legendary abolitionist Harriet Tubman, entitled “Harriet,” was viewed by over ten million people in five days


'Avengers: Endgame' 

Photorealistic ‘Lion King’ remake defies expectations and 'Avengers: Endgame' passed 'Avatar' to become the highest-grossing film of all time.


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