Black History Month – Comedic great Lenny Henry urges broadcasters to hire more black and asian actors!

Black History Month – Comedic great Lenny Henry urges broadcasters to hire more black and asian actors!

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As part of our campaign to put a focus on Black History Month by illuminating the triumphs and challenges faced by black citizens, today we feature news from actor Lenny Henry, who has come out to¬†urge broadcasters to take immediate action to reverse the fall in the number of black and Asian people in the creative industries in a set of proposals dubbed the “Henry plan”.

The actor and comedian called on broadcasters to ringfence money to increase the number of black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) people both on screen and behind the scenes at a diversity summit for the UK creative industries chaired by the culture minister Ed Vaizey on Wednesday.

READ MORE at The Guardian.

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