Oscars

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.

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

The Academy, as always, ignored some of the stellar work by Black filmmakers and thespians this year.

An NYPD officer was shot and killed yesterday in Harlem, New York as he was trying to track down a suspected robber. Thirty-three-year-old Randolph Holder and his partner, who both were dressed in plainclothes, were responding to the claim of a stolen bike. They witnessed the suspect riding the bike on an overpass. According to […]

Zendaya has accomplished more at 19 years old than many have in their entire lives. Now, the teenage beauty will be immortalized as a one-of-a-kind Barbie doll. Manufacturing company Mattel announced on Twitter that Barbie will commemorate Zendaya’s elegance and poise from the iconic 2015 Oscars moment when she responded to critics about her dreadlocks. During a […]

It’s undeniable that emotions run high during major sporting events; but when fans go beyond rooting for a particular team and start involving race then things become problematic. Racist acts have continued to occur at several sporting events throughout the country and sports anchors are bringing attention to the issue. Following an incident where a […]

Academy Award winner Patricia Arquette took the time to mention the need for equal pay for women during her Oscar acceptance speech saying: “To every woman who gave birth to every taxpayer and citizen of this nation, we have fought for everybody else’s equal rights. It’s our time to have wage equality once and for all, and […]

Common and John Legend captured Oscar gold on Sunday with their win for Best Original Song for “Glory,” the title track to  the movie “Selma.” During their acceptance speech, both Legend and Common spoke of the fight against social injustice in their respective remarks after grabbing hold of their Academy Award. Common told the audience […]