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Feb 22, 2020. 1 comments

#BlackExcellenceWeekend: BET, NAACP Image Awards and ABFF to Pay Tribute to Us in the Same Weekend

#BlackExcellenceWeekend: BET, NAACP Image Awards and ABFF to Pay Tribute to Us in the Same Weekend

Now that the Oscars and most major awards shows are out of the way, the American Black Film Festival and the NAACP are bringing us the recognition we deserve—not by requiring us to ask for a seat at the table, but rather creating our own with the ABFF Honors and the 51st Image Awards taking place this weekend in Los Angeles.

Even Stevie Wonder can see that the

Oscars and other awards shows...

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Feb 12, 2020. 5 comments

UCLA Just Dropped Its 2020 Hollywood Diversity Report and...It's Heavy on the Mayonnaise

UCLA Just Dropped Its 2020 Hollywood Diversity Report and...It's Heavy on the Mayonnaise

Stop me if you’ve heard this before, but Hollywood has a bit of a diversity problem.

For those out the loop, look no further than

Sunday night’s Oscars , which featured a grand total of—wait for it—five black nominees. If the ceremony were any whiter, it’d be mistaken for a Klan rally.

Which brings us to the fine folks at UCLA, who’ve just released the first part of their seventh annual 2020...

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Feb 11, 2020. 7 comments

Stand Up! The Oscars May Not Give Cynthia Erivo Her Flowers (Yet), But We Will

Stand Up! The Oscars May Not Give Cynthia Erivo Her Flowers (Yet), But We Will

Did you watch the 2020 Academy Awards? No? Was it because the #OscarsSoWhite? I mean, they were (and accordingly, we’re going to have our lightest Oscars slideshow ever today), but in a year that denied both people of color and women their nomination shine (shoutout to Natalie Portman for having the names of this year’s overlooked female directors embroidered on her evening cape), people of...

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Feb 11, 2020. 5 comments

Oscars 2020: 80 Years After Hattie McDaniel Became the 1st Black Academy Award Winner, Hair Love Somehow Became The Night's Only One

Oscars 2020: 80 Years After Hattie McDaniel Became the 1st Black Academy Award Winner, Hair Love Somehow Became The Night's Only One

On February 29, 1940, Hattie McDaniel, arguably the most well-known black actress in the entire world at the time, took to the podium at the Cocoanut Grove nightclub inside the legendary Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles to accept her Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress—the first ever for a black entertainer.

Adorned in a dazzling turquoise gown—her hair kissed by white gardenias—McDaniel...

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Feb 08, 2020.

Oscars Still White: April Reign Explains Why 'Diversity' Alone Isn't Cutting It

Oscars Still White: April Reign Explains Why 'Diversity' Alone Isn't Cutting It
“If you’re throwing a party and you want everybody to come, equity is ensuring that there are different price points. Diversity is inviting everybody. Inclusion is actually asking people to dance once they’re at the party.” —April Reign

It’s 2020 and this awards season is looking real white. What happened to all of those “diversity” initiatives, you say? Enter attorney April Reign.

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Michael Harriot Michael Harriot Jan 14, 2020. 20 comments

How to Win an Oscar If You’re Black

How to Win an Oscar If You’re Black

The #OscarsSoWhite, they called the police on the BET Awards.

The #OscarsSoWhite, Pete Buttigieg was almost nominated for an award.

The #OscarsSoWhite, Cuba Gooding Jr. tried to marry his statue.

On Monday, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the nominees for the 92nd Academy Awards and, as usual, they’re rooting for everybody white. Although the Oscar committee has touted...

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Tonja Renée Stidhum Tonja Renée Stidhum Dec 20, 2019. 11 comments

10 Years an #OscarsSoWhite: Only 5 Actresses of Color Were Nominated for Lead Actress in the Entire Decade

10 Years an #OscarsSoWhite: Only 5 Actresses of Color Were Nominated for Lead Actress in the Entire Decade

The stench of stagnant progression is in the air as we look back at the history of Oscar nominations in the 2010s.

The Hollywood Reporter recently highlighted every Oscar-winning actress (in both lead and supporting categories) in the 2010s and in doing so, found one glaring bit of news: only five actresses of color were recognized by the Academy in the lead actress category in the past...

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Tonja Renée Stidhum Tonja Renée Stidhum Jun 25, 2019. 8 comments

Building His Own: Tyler Perry Is Partnering With BET to Launch Streaming Service This Fall

Building His Own: Tyler Perry Is Partnering With BET to Launch Streaming Service This Fall

Tyler Perry is building his empire and his next venture is coming with a little help from his friends at BET.

During his Ultimate Icon Award acceptance speech at

the 2019 BET Awards on Sunday, Perry acknowledged the #OscarsSoWhite fight but pointed out how he chose to focus on self-sufficiency instead. In fact, the mention caused a bit of a stir on Black Twitter, sparking conversations around...

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Monique Judge Monique Judge Aug 18, 2017. 24 comments

#NoConfederate: Let HBO Know Their Tone-Deaf Show Has Got To Go

#NoConfederate: Let HBO Know Their Tone-Deaf Show Has Got To Go

By now you have heard about Confederate, the ill-advised, wildly-panned before it has even aired, and heavily-denounced HBO show that is the brainchild of Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss. It is an alternate reality where slavery was never outlawed and still continues in the modern era.

HBO, Game of Thrones Creators Come Up With a Series That’s a White Nationalist’s Wet...

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