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Voices From Inside the System

‘I’ve Been Telling Hollywood to Hire Black Talent for Years’

Tiauna Jackson became an agent after her friends couldn’t find representation they liked. Now she’s taking on a system that prefers lip service to actual change.

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Haley Cohen Gilliland

Haley Cohen Gilliland

Writer. Words in @nytimes , @natgeo , @Outsidemagazine @VanityFair. Previously covered the American West + Argentina @TheEconomist . www.hcgilliland.com

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