Academy takes historic action to increase diversity

The Academy responds to #OscarsSoWhite, after stars like Jada Pinkett Smith and the Rev. Al Sharpton announce that they’re boycotting the 2016 Oscars; which for the second consecutive year nominated only White actors. In a unanimous vote on Thursday, Jan. 21, the board approved a sweeping series of substantive changes in order to double the number […]

Whoopi Goldberg criticizes Oscar boycott, encourages stars to refocus

Whoopi Goldberg

Whoopi Goldberg is not boycotting the 2016 Oscars. Although stars like Jada Pinkett Smith, Spike Lee, and the Rev. Al Sharpton are urging stars to sit this one out, the controversial talk-show host is asking Black Hollywood to change its focus. “It’s not that the problem is that the people who are nominated are too white. […]

Jada Pinkett Smith has plenty to say about 2016 Oscars

When it comes to the 2016 Oscars, many people are not happy. On Saturday, Jan. 16, we reported that Rev. Al Sharpton had made a public plea for the Black community to boycott the show altogether. “All white Oscar nominations are another example of the lack of diversity in Hollywood. Like the Rocky Mts. The […]