The Burka Avenger Flips The Script On Gender Inequalities

The Burka Avenger, is a game-changing Pakistani cartoon that has flipped the status quo on its head with its female superhero protagonist, who fights crime in her magical burka. The superhero is a teacher, Jiya, who in her spare time dons a burqa while fighting gender-based crimes and other evils, and she is the symbol of empowerment for girls across the Muslim world that many hoped would arrive. This couldn’t be more important for countries like Pakistan, Afghanistan and India, where gender bias is rife and girls are raised with few role models. Click here to read more.

Are Obama Voters Ready For Hillary Candidacy?

Young, white and especially african american and latino voters made Obama a two term President. Now that Hillary Clinton announced her run for the White House in a video released last Sunday one of the major questions is whether or not Obama’s coalition will easily follow her.

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Cashmere Agency Founder Ted Chung Talks About Diversity In Marketing

Today, Cashmere Agency founder Ted Chung was featured in Billboard’s “Corner Office” feature. The article touches on Ted’s keen foresight as a fearless business leader and industry veteran, and dives into the strategy behind Cashmere’s multifaceted PR and marketing campaigns geared toward multicultural millennials. His fascinating insight into how businesses and brands will focus their marketing efforts going forward are definitely worth your time. Check out the article here!

Ethnically Diverse Cast Pays Off For Furious 7

Furious 7 opened to a franchise-best $384 million last weekend at the global box office, including $143.6 million domestically — the biggest debut since The Hunger Games: Catching Fire in November 2013 ($158 million). More impressive, its global bow was the fourth-best of all time. According to Universal Pictures, 75 percent of the audience in North America was non-Caucasian, generally in line with previous installments. Hispanics, the most frequent moviegoers in the U.S., made up the majority of ticket buyers (37 percent), followed by Caucasians (25 percent), African-Americans (24 percent), Asians (10 percent) and other (4 percent).
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Why Many Are Critical of Having a “Hafu” as Miss Universe For Japan

E! News has recently reported that, Ariana Miyamoto, is Japan’s new Miss Universe. Along with this, they have also noted the controversy she has brought upon the public. Miss Miyamoto is a native to Nagasaki and is perfectly fluent in Japanese. Ultimately, the current primary issue at stake is that she is what Japanese people would consider, “hafu” (a term often utilized to refer to a person of biracial descent).

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Racial Diversity Eases Tension in Community

As noted in a previous blog post, the borough of Queens in New York is one of the most diverse places in the world. The neighborhood of Astoria was once known as Greektown when Greek and Italian immigrants started moving in a few decades ago. This lead to tension with the African Americans who were living in the neighborhood. As the Greek and Italian communities began to move to the suburbs, the makeup of Astoria became more diverse with people from over 100 countries according to the latest census data. No one group dominates numerically and everyone coexists peacefully. Increase the peace with diversity? Sounds great to us! Click here to read more.

A Weekend Without Women

The idea that women are now the majority in obtaining college degrees in the U.S. is inspiring, yet deceptive at the same time. For as research shows, approximately only five percent of these degrees obtain CEO positions.

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