Image Courtesy of BSAAs you may know, Black History Month begins on Feb. 1. This month is usually filled with little-known facts about Black intellectuals, Black art as well as Black perspectives. There are always questions that come along too, such as "Why is there Black History Month? What about White History Month? We've learned about slavery and Martin Luther King Jr., … [Read more...] about Why Do We Even Need Black History Month?
Poster Courtesy of American Masters Pictures A special screening of the Maya Angelou documentary “And Still I Rise” drew in a crowd of Malibu residents and LA filmakers to Elkins Auditorium on the evening of Friday, Nov. 11. The screening was organized by Pepperdine’s Institute for Entertainment, Media & Culture. Before the screening, Dean Helen Williams of … [Read more...] about Maya Angelou’s Life Is Revisited in ‘And Still I Rise’
Photo Courtesy of Roslyn M. SatchelAssistant Professor of Communication Roslyn Satchel released her first book, “What Movies Teach About Race: Exceptionalism, Erasure and Entitlement,” on Nov. 15. Satchel’s latest piece of literature explores what the prevalent, subdued themes within movies are communicating to audiences, even when they are unaware of … [Read more...] about Professor Roslyn Satchel Details Her First Book
Graphic by Kylie Myers Yik Yak. Racist comments. A sit-in protest. The Columbus statue. Mizzou protests. On Nov. 13, 2015, 100 Pepperdine community members dressed in black and participated for nearly three hours in the first Waves Against Ignorance demonstration. One year later, the demonstration continues to spark the discussion around the topics of diversity and … [Read more...] about Revisit 2015’s Sit-in Demonstration: One Year Later
Photos Courtsey of Hunter Peters"Diversity Work$" was the latest event hosted by Pepperdine's Institute for Entertainment, Media and Culture on Friday, Nov. 4. Craig Detweiler, along with others from the institute, hosted the event to focus on the benefits of more representative entertainment.The event featured a series of speakers from companies such as Lionsgate, Pixar and … [Read more...] about Entertainment Professionals Prove Why ‘Diversity Work$’