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Halle Berry Says Her Oscar Win Did Nothing for Diversity in Hollywood

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According to Halle Berry her historic Oscar win in 2002 hasn’t done much to reshape the racial landscape of Hollywood. During a talk with Teen Vogue’s editor-in-chief, Elaine Welteroth at this year’s Cannes Lions Festival, she discussed her sentiments about the boycott that took place in 2015 against the Oscars after a noticeable shutout of nominees […]

T.I. Suggests Black Hollywood Host Their Own Oscars

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T.I. is suggesting Will Smith, Jada Pinkett-Smith, Queen Latifah and Jamie Foxx collectively fund an award ceremony for the minorities who aren’t recognized in the Oscars year after year. With the Oscars failing to recognize Black talent in Hollywood for the second consecutive year, Spike Lee, Reverend Al Sharpton, and many others were upset by the […]

Jeremy Lin Says It Wasn’t Cool For Chris Rock to “Bash Asians” During Oscars

Charlotte Hornet point guard Jeremy Lin has spoken out against comedian Chris Rock for promoting Asian stereotypes during his time as host of this year’s Academy Awards. Lin, who made his statement Monday [February 29], sought to point out hypocrisy of someone speaking in support of diversity and equality, while making fun of another group of […]

New USC Study Proves Hollywood Is Still Extremely “Whitewashed”

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Hollywood is majorly “whitewashed” and “still functions as a straight, white, boy’s club,” according to a new study. The recently conducted Comprehensive Annenberg Report on Diversity at USC is one of the most thorough and critical reports on the “inclusion crisis” in Hollywood, examining 10 major media companies including Netflix, 21st Century Fox and Disney […]

Behind The Lens: A Tribute To Spike Lee

Spike Lee is well known for sending powerful messages through his films centered around controversial issues like racism, politics, and violence in the urban communities. Lee has celebrated Black culture through films like Malcolm X and School Daze, just to name a few. He founded and and produced over 35 films with his own production […]

How The SAG Awards Nailed What the Oscars Could Never Get Right

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Amid the controversy enveloping the Oscars this year, the Screen Actors Guild Awards made diversity the big winner Saturday night [January 30, 2016]. Among the winners were Queen Latifah for her role in HBO’s Bessie, Viola Davis for her work as Annalise Keating on How to Get Away with Murder and Uzo Aduba who took […]

President Obama Speaks on #OsarsSoWhite, Says Lack of Diversity Points to Broader Issue

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Last year was the appetizer of the #OscarsSoWhite controversy; the inaugural year of social media establishing a firm grapple of the narrative surrounding the Academy Awards, and black actors and actresses’ lack of representation during their ceremony. This year, it has taken on a fuller form in both intensity and scope, leading to the president, Barack […]

Danny DeVito Speaks Up on Oscar Controversy: “We’re a Bunch of Racists”

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Actor Danny DeVito has always packed a surplus of brash personality on the big screen, and it seems his blunt attitude has no problem translating over into the real world. It was this weekend at the Sundance Film Festival that DeVito, an Oscar nominee himself, spoke out against the shutting out of Black actors in […]

Chris Rock Reportedly Preparing New Routine for Next Month’s Oscars

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Chris Rock has reportedly scrapped his original script, and is preparing a new routine for next month’s Academy Awards, in light of #OscarsSoWhite and the recent flurry of black members of Hollywood that have chosen to boycott the show. The awards’ producer, Reginald Hudlin, confirmed that Rock would be staying on as host, and in fact, […]

ICYMI: Will Smith Opens Up About #OscarsSoWhite Controversy

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Thursday morning [January 21] ABC’s Good Morning America featured a one on one interview with Will Smith focusing on the current hot topic of the 88th Academy Awards. This is the first time Smith has spoken publicly on this issue while his wife, Jada Pinkett-Smith, has been one of the more prominent voices against the […]

Stacey Dash: There Should Be No Black History Month

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Stacey Dash, best known for her role in the 1995 film Clueless, is showing America exactly how clueless she really is. In an interview on Fox & Friends, Dash gave her opinion on the call to action by Jada Pinkett-Smith to boycott the Oscar awards for their lack of diversity. “I think it’s ludicrous,” Dash said. […]