Oscar-Winning Actress Lupita Nyong’o Joins The 88th Annual Academy Awards Protests

On Tuesday, Oscar Award-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o joined the conversation about the lack of diversity in this year’s Academy Awards. Lupita’s comments come right after the week-long discussion and criticism from actors and actresses such as George Clooney, Jada Pinkett Smith, Spike Lee and others who were very vocal about the 20 acting categories have […]

The Academy Responds to Blacklash From #OscarsSoWhite

Well, that didn’t take long. After the Oscar nominees were announced last week, an onslaught of commentary regarding the lack of diversity in this year’s awards hit every social media platform—enough so that #OscarsSoWhite was trending on Twitter. Early this morning [Tuesday, January 19] the President of The Academy, Cheryl Boone Isaacs, issued an official […]

Her Source | Patricia Arquette Stands Up for Wage Equality on the Oscars

We were all Jlo’n and Meryl Streep’n to that speech tonight! Taking her Academy Award win to the next level, the stunning Patricia Arquette stood up on the Hollywood stage for women all across America tonight. Winning for Best Supporting Actress, Arquette delivered an intensifying speech, pushing for wage equality in this country. With such […]

Watch John Legend’s Scarily Accurate Oscars Acceptance Speech

The Academy-Award winning “Glory” singer brought an important fact to light John Legend and Common–as expected–won the Academy Award for “Best Original Song” for “Glory,” an impeccably inspiring segment of the Selma score, and the only thing more bone-chilling than their impactful performance may have been John Legend’s acceptance speech. Thank you. Nina Simone said […]

Actor Anthony Mackie Labeled “House Negro” After Recent Interview

‘Selma’ actor Anthony Mackie is under fire for comments he made during his recent interview with The Grio Anthony Mackie‘s discussion on racial issues during his The Grio interview Tuesday, has caused quite a stir in Hollywood. Social media users blasted Twitter criticizing Mackie by calling him a “house Negro”, and even a “sell-out”. Issues […]

John Ridley’s ‘The Manifesto of Ascendancy’ Has Resurfaced

Oscar Winning Screenwriter, John Ridley, has been put under the microscope once again for his piece, The Manifesto of Ascendancy for the Modern American N****r. The piece was originally released in 2006 through Esquire Magazine but has resurfaced in light of him winning an Oscar this past Sunday. The ‘manifesto’ is less of a piece and more […]

How Could You Hate Lupita Nyong’o?

Tumblr, MediaTakeOut takes Lupita Oscar win hard The gorgeous and amazing 31-year old Kenyan actress is still on the high of winning her first Oscar for “Best Supporting Actress” at the 86th Annual Academy Awards this past Sunday. This win also allowed her to become the 7th black woman to won an Oscar and also […]