Sanaa Lathan gave her candid opinions about the way Black actors are regarded in Hollywood.

Author Judith E. Smith talks with NewsOne Now guest host Mo Ivory about her new book, Becoming Belafonte: Black Artist, Public Radical. Smith explained she was inspired to write the book about Belafonte because, “Harry Belafonte comes up all the time in Black arts activism.” Smith told Ivory she first encountered Belafonte during research about […]

An unsealed 2005 deposition detailing how comedian Bill Cosby used drugs on women he intended to have sex with is the latest controversy in the 77-year-old’s life, but that’s not what made his talent agency drop him, Deadline reports. Cosby, who admitted to obtaining Quaaludes to give to women in a decade-old testimony, was “quietly” […]

Emmy contenders Taraji P. Henson and Viola Davis spoke on how they’ve managed to handle race and sexism in Hollywood with The Hollywood Reporter. The actresses were joined by Ruth Wilson (The Affair), Maggie Gyllenhaal (The Honourable Woman), Jessica Lange (American Horror Story: Freak Show) and Lizzy Caplan (Masters of Sex), for a roundtable discussion on women […]

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The American Civil Liberties Union on Tuesday asked state and federal agencies to investigate hiring practices at major Hollywood studios, alleging discrimination in recruiting and hiring female directors, reports The New York Times. On Tuesday the American Civil Liberties Union asked state and federal agencies to investigate the hiring practices of major Hollywood studios, networks […]

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Mo’Nique, who won an Academy Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in the movie Precious, talked with Roland Martin, host of “NewsOne Now” about Hollywood’s “Dangling Carrot” technique and how Black entertainers have been affected by it. The Oscar winner illustrates her  point about the importance of Black entertainers being independent and […]

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Oscar Award winning actress and comedienne Mo’Nique recently sat down with Roland Martin, host of “NewsOne Now” for an exclusive one-on-one interview. During their chat, Mo’Nique talked about the benefits of being an independent actress  and her willingness to help others take that path. Though no one has come to Mo’Nique and her husband, Sidney Hicks to inquire […]

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Roland Martin, host of “NewsOne Now” and Academy Award winner, Mo’Nique discuss the concept of  a white person having to “walk a black person in the door” in order for them to be validated, have an opportunity and be taken seriously. Mo’Nique who has decided to go the indie route, stresses the importance of going independent […]

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Academy Award-winning actress and comedienne Mo’Nique recently made headlines when she told The Hollywood Reporter she was being “blackballed” by Hollywood after winning an Oscar for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role for the film Precious. On Sunday, March 22 at 10PM EST, TV One’s “NewsOne Now” will air a primetime special featuring Mo’Nique, in which […]

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During the NAACP Image Awards, writer-director, actor, producer and author Spike Lee was presented with this year’s President’s Award. The NAACP President’s Award, chosen by NAACP President and CEO Cornell William Brooks, is bestowed in recognition of special achievement and distinguished public service. Past honorees include Van Jones, President Bill Clinton, Soledad O’Brien, Ruby Dee, […]

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On Sunday, Viola Davis won a Screen Actor’s Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series for ABC’s smash hit, “How To Get Away With Murder.” During her SAG Award acceptance speech, Davis addressed colorism in Hollywood and America. “When I tell my daughter stories at night, inevitably, a few things […]


After Sony’s embarrassing email hacking scandal laid bare Hollywood’s deep-seated race problems, civil rights leaders have formed a diversity committee to address the issue, Deadline reports. SEE ALSO: Top 10 Tweets from the Brothersphere—New for 2015 The group has met three times to develop a set of recommendations it plans to present to Sony Pictures Entertainment […]