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Despite winning an Academy Award and gracing the cover of numerous prestigious magazines worldwide that illuminate her gorgeous visage, Lupita Nyong’o still feels the sting of dark-skinned hate — even in places where Whites are not the dominant demographic. Nyong’o, who earned her Oscar for 12 Years a Slave and also shined in the Jordan…

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Storm Reid was born for this. When she was just a toddler, she said she was going to be an actress. After roles in 12 Years a Slave, The Summoning, and TV’s “Chicago PD,” “NCIS: Los Angeles,” “The Thundermans” and “Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn” for Nickelodeon, among others, she joins the American Girl movie franchise for a…

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From all indications, it looks as though actor Chiwetel Ejiofor is on a roll and won’t slow down anytime soon. The British born actor is close to finalizing a deal to appear alongside his “12 Years A Slave” co-star Benedict Cumberbatch in Marvel’s highly anticipated “Doctor Strange.” Despite the fact that he hasn’t signed on officially or even…

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Apparently, chains and oppression are the “it” thing in the entertainment business. The critically acclaimed and widely successful film 12 Years a Slave showed that the oppression of Blacks in America is a subject that is no longer taboo, in fact, it can make money. The movie has grossed more than $187 million at the box office, with…

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Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong’o is working on nabbing her next nomination. Months following the success of her most recent film, 12 years a Slave, Nyong’o reportedly has her sights set on turning Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s best-selling novel, Americanah, into a big blockbuster. During an interview with Arise 360 earlier this year, Adichie hinted at…

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In case you’ve been under a rock and hadn’t heard, Hollywood “it” girl Lupita Nyong’o and international rapper K’naan have been an item for quite some time now. Though they’ve only been dating for a little more than six months, inside sources are saying that the two are very much in love and possibly could be…

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This year marks major historical milestones in America. Among them, it’s the 50th Anniversary of the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, legislation which enforces the constitutional right to vote regardless of  race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. In Atlanta, on April 5, 2014, Wells Fargo is bringing “The Kinsey Collection: Shared Treasures of Bernard and…

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Dear Lupita Nyong’o,   Thank you for showing the world what true talent and beauty looks like. Last night, I watched the 86th Academy Awards in awe of seeing a woman that looked like me and shared my story. When you accepted this coveted honor, tears rolled down my cheeks. I was reminded of what…

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In the wake of the big Oscar win for Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave, the story broke regarding a rift between McQueen and John Ridley, the film’s screenwriter. According to various reports, McQueen and Ridley fell out after the British filmmaker’s request for a co-credit on the script was turned down. Since the dispute, McQueen has been cold towards Ridley at awards shows and hasn’t acknowledged the screenwriter in various acceptance speeches.

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  Lupita Nyong’o is having an amazing year, and we haven’t even gotten out of the first quarter. Racking up major accolades for her role in 12 Years a Slave from various entertainment organizations, including the 2014 Oscars, Nyong’o has been making her way on the list of the world’s most beautiful women. Even though Hollywood’s…

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At the 86th Annual Academy Awards, a dream came true for producer and screenwriter John Ridley. The Milwaukee-born griot wins an Oscar, Best Adapted Screenplay, for 12 Years a Slave. Here are 5 facts about Ridley, a former stand-up comic and sitcom writer, for “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” and “Martin,” that you probably didn’t know.…

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