Mahmud-Bey Wants to Kick Hollywood’s Doors Open for Aspiring Actors
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Mahmud-Bey Wants to Kick Hollywood’s Doors Open for Aspiring Actors

By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA Contributing Writer) First Detroit, then Hollywood, Washington D.C and the…

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Emmy Noms Set Record With 64% Gain for African-American Actors
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Emmy Noms Set Record With 64% Gain for African-American Actors

Anthony D’Alessandro, DEADLINE   (Deadline.com) – The Primetime Emmys showed substantial progress this year in…

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How ‘Straight Outta Compton’ Showed the Box-Office Muscle of a Superhero Film
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How ‘Straight Outta Compton’ Showed the Box-Office Muscle of a Superhero Film

Michael Cavna, THE WASHINGTON POST   (The Washington Post) — In some ways, it’s like…

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Emmys 2015: Eight Young Black Actors to Watch
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Emmys 2015: Eight Young Black Actors to Watch

Tre’vell Anderson, THE LOS ANGELES TIMES   (The Los Angeles Times) — The year of…

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To Be Equal: The State of On-Screen Diversity
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To Be Equal: The State of On-Screen Diversity

By Marc H. Morial NNPA Columnist   “She was never able, after her education in…

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Weekend Box Office: ‘Home,’ With Rihanna, JLo, Soars To $54M Debut
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Weekend Box Office: ‘Home,’ With Rihanna, JLo, Soars To $54M Debut

Scott Mendelson, FORBES   (Forbes)—The House of Katzenberg really needed a hit like Home. I was pretty…

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Superhero Diversity: What Michelle Rodriguez Gets Wrong About Hollywood Casting
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Superhero Diversity: What Michelle Rodriguez Gets Wrong About Hollywood Casting

David Betancourt, THE WASHINGTON POST   (The Washington Post)—“It’s so stupid. It’s like, stop stealing…

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How Black Twitter Ignited An Oscar Viewing Boycott
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How Black Twitter Ignited An Oscar Viewing Boycott

Rebecca Theodore-Vachon, FORBES   (Forbes)—“The Oscars aren’t designed for us.” In 2011, Idris Elba was a…

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To Be Equal: It’s Time for Hollywood to Act Like Diversity Matters
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To Be Equal: It’s Time for Hollywood to Act Like Diversity Matters

By Marc H. Morial NNPA Columnist   “Diversity is basically a description of independence. Diversity…

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AP Exclusive: Academy President Responds to Twitter Firestorm
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AP Exclusive: Academy President Responds to Twitter Firestorm

Sandy Cohen, ASSOCIATED PRESS   LOS ANGELES (AP) — Responding for the first time to…

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