The Grammy Awards, and pretty much any other “mainstream” (read white dominated) music awards show, tends to give black artists ghettoized accolades--“urban” “R&B” and “hip-hop” awards but never the “pop” awards – “Video of the Year” “Song of the Year,” “Album of the Year,” etc.
The LA Times and other critics are predicting a dramatic reversal of the #OscarsSoWhite trend that’s plagued the Academy the past few years. https://twitter.com/latimes/status/803252220573712384 The next trend in mainstream media appears to be American Blackness, with Black TV shows (“Atlanta,” “Insecure,” “Queen Sugar”), comedies (“Ride Along 2,” “Central Intelligence”), and dramas (“Fences,” “Moonlight,”) receiving […]
The Academy has learned its lesson, so the film organization is doing something about its glaring diversity problem. About 46 percent of new members of its voting body are people of colors, but that still might not be enough to make a huge difference just yet. Society as a whole made the good people behind […]
The "Scandal" star sat down with "Master of None's" Aziz Ansari and spoke that good truth about inclusion in Hollywood and beyond.
After a week of wondering whether Jada Pinkett Smith or Will Smith would respond to Chris Rock's jabs during his Oscars monologue, Jada has finally broken her silence.
The Oscars are less-than 24 hours away and outshining any buzz surrounding who will win what is the important conversation on the long-running lack of…
Chris Rock is posting cryptic tweets referencing his plans to acknowledge the #OscarsSoWhite controversy as the host of the Academy Awards.
This year's #OscarsSoWhite controversy has sparked a lot of conversation about actors and actresses (past and present) who should have received acknowledgement from the prestigious award show.
Amid the #OscarsSoWhite controversy and mounting dialogue around diverse representation, the impact of Black Americans, particularly Black women, in entertainment and film is suddenly up for debate. We're here to remind the world.
In a recent interview with The Real, Janet Hubert expressed her admiration for Jada Pinkett Smith's artistry: "I respect Jada highly. I respect her skill, I respect her as an artist, I respect her as an actress, very much."
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