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April Reign    

Creator of the viral hashtag #OscarsSoWhite & Editor of BroadwayBlack.com and Large of NU Tribe Magazine

April Reign is the Managing Editor of BroadwayBlack.com, and Editor at Large of NU Tribe Magazine, and creator of the hashtag #OscarsSoWhite.

April Reign practiced law for nearly twenty years, honing her talent for public speaking and persuasive writing, but it wasn’t until she walked away from her legal practice that she found her true passion.

As the Creator of the viral hashtag #OscarsSoWhite, Reign challenged the lack of representation of marginalized communities in Hollywood and beyond. Reign sustains a movement that has resulted in the most systemic change ever seen in the over 80-year history of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences the results of which are reverberating throughout the entertainment industry.

Reign is an influential and sought-after media presence, having built an organic following of over 100,000 worldwide. She is able to capitalize on her strengths and pursue her calling, using her voice to spark dialogue and explore issues of race, politics, and culture.

Reign now travels the country speaking at academic institutions and consulting with organizations, networks, and studios regarding issues of diversity and inclusion.

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