When the 94th Academy Awards take place on March 27, 2022, its efforts for diversity – and its shortcomings – will be just as much on display as the designer gowns and outstanding performances.

Makers in Black hollywood received several nominations for their roles in front of and behind the camera with some of the year's most stirring performances in movies like "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom," and "Judas and the Black Messiah."

#OscarsSoWhite creator April Reign live-tweeted the Oscars with some timely statistics about Black people winning Academy Awards through the decades that the awards show has been around. 

The Grammy Awards, and pretty much any other “mainstream” (read white dominated) music awards show, tends to give black artists ghettoized accolades –– “urban” “R&B” and “hip-hop” awards but never the “pop” awards – “Video of the Year” “Song of the Year,” “Album of the Year,” etc.


Announcements broke from normal tradition as the names were announced via live feed broadcasted on the morning news shows such as "Good Morning America." Announcers of color included Gabby Sidibe, Jennifer Hudson and Terrence Howard.


In the centuries since our long, tireless walk to freedom began, Black women have been the beating heart of the push for social change.

As host of the 88th annual Academy Awards in Los Angeles, actor Chris Rock tackled diversity in Hollywood, delivering a stinging monologue.

This year's #OscarsSoWhite controversy has sparked a lot of conversation about actors and actresses (past and present) who should have received acknowledgement from the prestigious award show.

On Tuesday's edition of NewsOne Now, Roland Martin; NPR TV Critic, Eric Deggans; Associate Editor at The Root, Danielle Belton; and Managing Editor at BroadwayBlack.com, April Reign discussed the abysmal diversity numbers in Hollywood.

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Here, we celebrate a few of our favorite Black producers and directors who are making sure our stories are told authentically in Hollywood.