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Academy President Cheryl Boone-Isaacs Weighs In On Lack of Diversity with Oscar Nominations

*The lack of diversity regarding this year’s Oscar nominations has become the hot topic as of late, a fact that Cheryl Boone-Isaacs is not...

George Zimmerman Escapes Domestic Charge after Girlfriend Recants

*Call him the new Teflon Don. George Zimmerman has, again, sidestepped legal action: A domestic assault case recently filed against him was dropped and the...

Anthony Mackie Says Past Costars Tried to Turn Down His Performances

*In praising his co-stars of the film “Black or White,” Anthony Mackie has revealed a rather dubious practice that happened to him on a...

Eve, Jill Scott Go In on Iggy Azalea’s Fake ‘Blaccent’ (Watch)

*The topic of Iggy Azalea came up during an appearance by Eve and Jill Scott on Sway Calloway’s Sirius satellite show, Sway In the Morning. While...

David Oyelowo Backs Benedict Cumberbatch After ‘Colored’ Comment

*“Selma" star David Oyelowo has voiced his support for fellow British actor Benedict Cumberbatch, who came under criticism for using the term "colored" in...

Actor/Activist Jesse Williams Takes Home Drum Major for Justice Award

*During the recent King Week in Los Angeles, the SCLC-SC Legacy Awards Gala honored six individuals who continue to do work inspired by Dr. Martin Luther...

Rashida Jones to Reporter Gushing Over Her Tan: ‘You Know I’m Ethnic’ (Watch)

*While working the red carpet at Sunday’s Screen Actors Guild Awards, Rashida Jones – the biracial daughter of Quincy Jones and Peggy Lipton –...

Benedict Cumberbatch Apologizes for Calling Black Actors ‘Colored’ (Watch)

*British actor Benedict Cumberbatch, best known for playing the title role in the BBC and PBS series “Sherlock,” has apologized for using the word...

‘Black or White’ Deals with Custody Battle Over a Biracial Child

*The issues of race and child custody collide big time in writer-director Mike Binder’s new film “Black or White.” Kevin Costner stars as widower Elliot...

‘Selma’s’ DuVernay, Oyelowo to Reteam for Hurricane Katrina Film

*Ava DuVernay will direct her “Selma” and “Middle of Nowhere” star David Oyelowo in a third movie. The pair are teaming with Participant Media to...

Uzo Aduba, Viola Davis SAG Award Wins Make History

*For the first time in history, the top TV drama and comedy acting titles at Sunday’s Screen Actors Guild Awards went to African American...

NY Times’ Charles Blow’s Son Stopped at Gunpoint by Yale Police

*New York Times columnist Charles Blow voiced his outrage late Saturday night after Yale University police stopped his son at gunpoint. According to Mediaite.com, Blows’...

Earl Ofari Hutchinson: The Other Mr. Cub I Remember

  *As a kid growing up on Chicago’s South Side in the 1950s I loved baseball. But most blacks then didn’t love the Chicago Cubs....

‘Afraid Of Dark’ Doc Explores Black Male Endangerment (Watch)

*In modern times, many black males have fallen victim to their criminalization based on systematic forms of racism. Mya B. is honoring these young black...

Black Mark Wahlberg Racial Victim: Actor Shouldn’t Be Pardoned for Crimes

Add Media *Mark Wahlberg’s efforts to get pardoned for past racially motivated attacks are not sitting well with one of his victims who feels...
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