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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…

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Stacey Dash has been getting blasted non-stop by angry Black fans on social media all week long after she made embarrassing comments blasting the Black entertainment community on Fox News. Since then, everyone from Dash’s own cousin, Dame Dash, to BET has hurled a barrage of shade at Dash for her comments. Now, Dash has fired…

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Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith

Ever since Jada Pinkett Smith posted a video this week slamming the Oscars for not nominating any Black and Latino actors and called for other Black actors to boycott the ceremony, she and her famous husband, Will Smith, have not only received praise, but they’ve also endured something of a backlash from the likes of fellow…

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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…

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The disgust over the Oscars continued lack of diversity continues. On Friday, Jan. 16, Rev. Al Sharpton had a few choice words for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences over the long list of Oscar nominee snubs. In fact, the Los Angeles chapter of his National Action Network is calling for a boycott…

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Esteemed film and television producer Will Packer took to Facebook yesterday to give his thoughts on the lack of diversity reflected in this year’s Oscar nominations. In a lengthy and heartfelt post, the Straight Outta Compton producer congratulated all of the nominees, including the two white screenwriters of Compton, then gave something of a shoutout…

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On Thursday, Jan. 14, the 2016 Oscar nominations were announced during a special two-part news conference that took place inside the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences’ Samuel Goldwyn Theatre in Beverly Hills, California For the second consecutive year, all 20 slots went to White actors. So who was overlooked? Idris Elba in Beasts…

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