Hollywood Foreign Press promises to increase black membership from zero to 13% by next year after publicists threatened to cut access to celebrities

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has promised to increase its black membership from zero to 13 percent after receiving an angry letter from 100 PR firms in which publicists threatened to cut off access to celebrities unless ‘discriminatory behavior’ was brought to a stop.

The HFPA is the organizing committee behind the Golden Globes and it also decides the winners.

Earlier this year, it promised ‘transformative change’ and hired experts to tackle concerns around diversity and ethics following a furor over the lack of Black members in the group.

The L.A. Times reported before the 78th Annual Awards on February 28 that there had been no black members for 20 years.

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Source: Daily Mail