Cheryl Boone Isaacs will step down as president of the Academy’s Board of Governors.

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Mahershala Ali and Viola Davis won big Sunday at the 89th annual Academy Awards ceremony.


Following legendary singer Prince‘s death, several people have come forward claiming to be related to him in an effort to get a piece of his fortune. So far, 30 individuals who have filed court documents claiming to be related to the singer have been denied. Judge Kevin Eide, who is overseeing the case, is now ordering […]

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Cheryl Boone Isaacs issued a statement over the weekend after Spike Lee and Jada Pinkett Smith called for an Oscars boycott.

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The 87th Academy Awards — though many took umbrage to the fact that people of color were few and far between among the nominees — were not too shabby last night, with a few folks making their personal moments political on the world stage. There were more than enough tears to go around, as some got downright […]


Predictably, after the swift and cutting backlash from the blinding whiteness of this year’s Oscar nominations – from the front lines of Twitter (see: #OscarsSoWhite) to the Rev. Al Sharpton — the Academy itself responded, in the form of one Cheryl Boone Isaacs (pictured), the African American woman who heads the organization. Boone Isaacs, the first […]