golden globes changes

The Golden Globes have always been a bit suspect, and things came to a head this year when it was revealed yet again that the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), the non-profit organization of journalists that conducts the fest, doesn’t have a single Black member in the 87-person organization. During this year’s ceremony, the HFPA vowed to change. But talk is cheap, and the other day, over 100 PR Firms threatened to hold back talent from the ceremony unless the HFPA released a “timeline for transformational change.”

Now, the HFPA has countered by announcing a “plan to increase membership to a minimum of 100 members this year, with a requirement that at least 13 percent of the membership be Black journalists.”

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