On February 5, the NAACP held its 47th annual Image Awards to celebrates the achievements of people of color in film, television, music, and literature. It also honored or groups who promoted social justice through creative endeavors. Hosted by actor Anthony Anderson (Black-ish), the show aired at 9/8c on TV One. Eclipse Magazine had the opportunity to celebrate this amazing event, including chatting with talented celebrities such as Jussie Smollett (Empire)!
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On January 18th, Actor Idris Elba addressed the United Kingdom’s Parliament on the subject of diversity – specifically, on the diversity (and/or lack of same) in British film and television. True, it was a speech in regard to diversity in British film and television, but change the names of the organizations he mentions and it applies to the North American industry as well.
He spoke at length, using himself as an example at one point of how one person, or one organization, can impact the lives of many by putting someone from their demographic on television or into a movie – or just into a position from which they can take that next step.
Follow the jump to read his full address. It’s powerful stuff.
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