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It’s been a little over a year, and a half since the trending hashtag #OscarsSoWhite not only pointed out the lack of people of color on-screen and behind-the-scenes in the film industry, but it also highlighted the need for diversity in all forms of media, period. Although the call to action to diversify media and entertainment had humble beginnings starting on social media as a hashtag, the message was strong and resonated loud and clear across networks, production houses, entertainment unions and guilds, traditional media, new media and more.

Forums such as the popular annual entertainment gala, Vulture Festival are very cognizant of inclusion and accessibility to all in order to create entertainment that reflects diverse perspectives, cultures, and people. This year the festival has a talent lineup that leaves no stone unturned when it comes to unique POVs.

MadameNoire will be particularly interested in covering The Carmichael Show Tackles The Issues Of The Day. The entire cast will be live to discuss and debate the hot-button issues facing us daily and we can almost guarantee the topics of race and diversity in America and in media will come up. We’re interested to see how cast responds to the specific questions posed.

A few other events from the festival on our wishlist to attend are Claws and Cocktails and Feminist AF (yes, we love Roxane Gay). If you live in the tri-city area or plan to be here the weekend of May 20-21, 2017 go check out Vulture Festival and be emersed in the world of everything that’s hot in entertainment right now.


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