@MatthewACherry via Twitter

Days after stories came out about the lack of Black writers behind the script of OITNB, Twitter starts a new campaign to #HireBlackWriters.

Jul, 01, 2016

Writing is a tough gig. The industry is fast-paced and demanding, but even in a content driven business hell bent on new narratives and new perspectives, often, writing while Black, doesn’t ensure one’s voice is heard.

The rise of #BlackGirlMagic and #BlackLivesMatter and the unceasing references of Black culture in mainstream pop culture –i.e. #BeckyWithTheGoodHair – has raised concerns for writers of color in the way these stories are either neglected, misrepresented or tokened.

Orange Is the New Black, Except in the Writer’s Room

The conversation became a trending topic on Twitter with #HireBlackWriters:

Publications, take note.

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