During the event, actors, activists, and musicians will pay homage to Dr. King with recitations of his most revered speeches, as well as musical performances.
Ryan Coogler, Ava DuVernay, Common, David Oyelowo, and more get together for a powerful video series remembering the lives lost in police brutality. The series of autobiographical videos created by black actors and directors highlights what their lives would’ve been had they encountered police brutality at a young age. “[My career wouldn’t] have been possible if, when I […]
Cheryl Boone Isaacs issued a statement over the weekend after Spike Lee and Jada Pinkett Smith called for an Oscars boycott.
Roland Martin and HipHollywood’s Vanessa Barnett rundown which African American actors received Emmy Award nominations and who was snubbed by the Emmy voting committee. Lee Daniels took to social media to voice his displeasure after learning that Empire was left out of the Emmy nominations. In an Instagram video post with actor Jussie Smollett, Daniels is seen […]
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 […]
Ava Duvernay, whom many feel was snubbed for a Best Director nomination at this year’s Academy Awards, said that she would like to stop discussing the lack of diversity of this year’s Oscars. SEE ALSO: Ava Duvernay Will Direct And Produce CBS Pilot The director of “Selma,” which received a Best Picture nod, told The New […]
Oprah Opens Up About Selma And Why She Had To Get Involved With The Film Roland Martin, host of “NewsOne Now,” caught up with Oprah Winfrey, one of the producers of the MLK biopic “Selma,” during a red carpet event for the film. “Selma,” which opened in a limited release on Christmas day, opens nationwide on […]
While most were surprised by David Oyelowo’s (pictured left) Oscar snub for his portrayal of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the critically acclaimed “Selma,” the actor himself was not. Speaking Sunday at the Virtuoso Awards at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival in California, he said Hollywood has a long history of ignoring Black actors cast […]
After it was revealed that the North Miami Beach Police Department had been using mugshots of African American men for target practice, many people were up in arms deeming that the practices were racially insensitive. Outraged by the situation, clergy members have launched a new social media campaign using the hashtag #UseMeInstead. The […]
In 1965 the world watched as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. lead marches on a relentless campaign for voting rights in Selma, Ala. In 2015, the movie “Selma” has placed the pivotal moment in the fight for voting rights back on the national radar for all of America and the world to see. Ava DuVernay, […]
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