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The movie “Precious” holds the highest number of Academy Award nominations for a Black film in history, but does it inspire or stereotype? At Sunday’s Academy Awards we’ll find out what the industry thinks, but this Friday we want to know what you think about this highly controversial film.

Noted film producer and founder and chief Warrington Hudlin, in partnership with NewsOne, has brought together two acclaimed Black thinkers to lead the discussion: Outspoken cultural critic Stanley Crouch and NYU film professor Sheril D. Antonio will go head to head in a live debate about the movie this Friday, March 5th, at 7:30pm. Watch a live stream of their debate here on and join what promises to be an explosive conversation.

The Precious debate. You don’t want to miss it.

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Check out NewsOne’s coverage of the film’s success and the controversy that has erupted around it:

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO:  Precious’ Sexy Star Says: “Men Need To Be Tamed!”

“Precious” Breaks Box Office Records In Limited Release

REVIEW: “Precious” Paints Vivid Portrait Of Those Ignored By Society

Writer Says “Precious” Is As Damaging As “Birth Of A Nation”

“Precious” Nominated For Six Academy Awards

Paul Mooney Says “Precious” Was “Scripted By Demons”

“Precious” Wins Big At NAACP Awards

OPINION: Why White People Love “Precious” And Black People Hate It

“Precious” Wins 3 Golden Globe Nominations