The more you say I can't say something, the more urgent it is for me to say it. It has nothing to do with what you are saying I can't say. It has everything to do with my freedom of artistic expression... They said everything about gender… they didn't say anything about art.
By: Dave Chappelle
Comedian Dave Chapelle on why he declined to have his Washington DC high school's new theater named after him. The decision was made over student backlash to his Netflix comedy special "The Closer." Chapelle said he was "sincerely hurt" by the protests from students when he visited his alma mater in November.
There has been an explosion of creators of color finally being equipped with resources and a huge platform. In the streaming age, content has a more global perspective. You can see this in the popularity of television from Asia, Europe and Latin America that the unique can also be universal. My story is a testament to that as well.
By: Naomi Osaka
A press release quote from tennis star Naomi Osaka, discussing her partnership with LeBron James' SpringHill Company to launch her own media company called Hana Kuma. The company's goal is the tell diverse stories on television, film and other formats.