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12 Ways to Promote Diversity in Film While Boycotting the #OscarsSoWhite

Mia Lardiere | February 28, 2016 - 8:00 am

Four hours just isn’t enough.

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Beyonce Releases Behind-the-Scenes Video for ‘Take My Hand, Precious Lord’ Amidst Controversy Surrounding the Grammy Performance

Kendall Fisher | February 9, 2015 - 7:00 pm

It’s safe to say we were all blown away by the incredible performance Beyoncé put on at the 2015 Grammy Awards last night and never questioned the reason behind her performing it… But some people are wondering why.

The song “Take My Hand, Precious Lord” rose to importance this year as it appeared… More »


David Oyelowo Slams Academy for Snubbing ‘Selma’, Comes to Benedict Cumberbatch’s Defense

Kaitlyn Laurie | February 2, 2015 - 9:56 am

David Oyelowo portrayed Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Selma, the new civil rights drama that’s up for Best Motion Picture at this year’s Oscars.

David Oyelowo, however, is not up for Best Actor, which has caused justifiable and generous outcry for a performance undeniably so deserving of a nomination. Oyelowo slams the Academy,… More »


Academy President Speaks Out About ‘Selma’ Snub, Lack of Diversity Amongst This Year’s Oscar Nominations

Kaitlyn Laurie | January 17, 2015 - 11:30 am

Cheryl Boone Isaacs, the first black president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, has issued a statement amid the uproar over the lack of diversity in this years’ Oscar nominations.

The Oscars’ 20 acting slots, announced Thursday (Jan. 15), were filled entirely of white nominees, notably for only the second… More »