Pay Inequity in Hollywood
Though some aspects of gender-based discrimination and bias in Hollywood have gotten media attention due to the spread of the #MeToo movement, pay inequality in Hollywood is still a major unaddressed issue. The scope of Hollywood’s wage gap becomes immediately apparent when comparing the incomes of top actors and actresses. According to Forbes’s annual…Read More
Family Secrets: When Violence Hits Home
Domestic violence is a growing crisis spreading in households across the country. We know the many effects that domestic violence can have on survivors– from physical injury to lowered self-esteem to destroyed finances. However, domestic violence does not just affect the direct victim. Every year in the United States, 5 million children witness domestic violence.…Read More
Hollywood Cracks Down on Sexual Misconduct – What Will the Oscars Bring?
by: Zoey Miller, Intern at KBEP This year’s awards season has been dominated by a slew of social movements catalyzed by celebrities’ desire to highlight the issues of gender discrimination, lack of diversity, and sexual misconduct in the entertainment industry and society as a whole. At the Golden Globes in January, stars banded together to…Read More
Valentine’s Day The Right Way
Ahh… Valentine’s Day. Dunkin’s donuts are shaped like hearts. M&Ms are all red and pink. Stuffed animals are singing romance tunes. Love is in the air, and it only costs $10.99. Though Valentine’s Day is originally a Christian holiday, it has become the day for professing love to your significant other and showering them…Read More
What Would Happen if They Said No?
By: Jasmine Torres, Educator at the Katie Brown Educational Program As a child, I dreaded my mother tuning into talk radio on our ride into school. I wanted to listen to music, not annoying adults talking about boring and lame… whatever they were talking about. Evidently, as I grew and became more interested in the…Read More
An In-Depth Analysis of the Blac Chyna and Rob Kardashian Saga
by Nwando Ofokansi, Education Programs Coordinator at the Katie Brown Educational Program In the words of Fraulein Maria, “Let’s start from the very beginning—a very good place to start.” Rob Kardashian’s first public celebrity relationship was with singer Adrienne Bailon back in 2007. They dated for two years, with their relationship documented on reality TV…Read More