President Barack Obama appeared on The Ellen Show on Thursday; making history as the first sitting president to stop by for an in-studio visit.
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."
The 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards took place on Saturday and the night proved to be a big one for diversity, Spotlight, and Idris Elba. Most of the awards won by people of color were for television performances, but Idris Elba shined bright throughout the evening.
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Straight Outta Compton’s Oscars snub was one of the factors that brought attention to the Academy Awards’ lack of diversity and stirred up a lot of controversy; but after word spread that the film’s cast members were not invited to this year’s ceremony, it added fuel to the #OscarsSoWhite fire.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has unveiled new plans to increase diversity among the Academy's membership.
They are planning to make changes in an effort to diversify their board and nominations in the future.
Jasmyne Cannick joined Roland Martin Wednesday on NewsOne Now to discuss her blog post calling for liberal Hollywood to boycott the Academy Awards and said, "I think at the end of the day, it's an easy out to call on Blacks to boycott the Oscars -- if every single one of us tuned out and didn't watch the Oscars, it really wouldn't hurt their bottom line."
The U.S. Supreme Court is slated to decide whether President Obama will have the power to prevent illegal immigrants in our country from being deported.
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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.
Actress and producer Jada Pinkett Smith took to social media to express her disappointment
Janet Hubert is fed up, and she wants the world to know it.
The Academy, as always, ignored some of the stellar work by Black filmmakers and thespians this year.
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