Spike Lee to Receive Honorary Oscar
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Spike Lee to Receive Honorary Oscar

(USA Today) – Director Spike Lee and actress Gena Rowlands will receive honorary Oscar awards, while the…

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John Legend At Oscar Speech: More Black Men Under Correctional Control Than Were Enslaved
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John Legend At Oscar Speech: More Black Men Under Correctional Control Than Were Enslaved

According to reports, the number of black men currently in jail, on parole or on…

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$150K Dress Worn by Lupita Nyong’o at Oscars Reported Stolen
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$150K Dress Worn by Lupita Nyong’o at Oscars Reported Stolen

ANTHONY McCARTNEY, AP Entertainment Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — The theft of a $150,000 pearl-covered…

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After the Oscars, Diversity Remains a Topic of Discussion
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After the Oscars, Diversity Remains a Topic of Discussion

DAVID BAUDER, AP Television Writer NEW YORK (AP) — What was missing from the Academy…

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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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There’s a Disturbing Truth to John Legend’s Oscar Statement about Prisons and Slavery
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There’s a Disturbing Truth to John Legend’s Oscar Statement about Prisons and Slavery

Max Ehrenfreund, THE WASHINGTON POST   (The Washington Post)—The artists John Legend and Common received an Academy Award Sunday…

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Emotional OITNB Stars, Regina King Among Essence Honorees
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Emotional OITNB Stars, Regina King Among Essence Honorees

Nekesa Mumbi Moody, ASSOCIATED PRESS   BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The annual Essence Black…

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Mo’Nique: I Was ‘Blackballed’ After Winning My Oscar
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Mo’Nique: I Was ‘Blackballed’ After Winning My Oscar

  (Hollywood Reporter) – At the 2010 Academy Awards, Mo’Nique wore white gardenias in her hair —…

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Oscar Spotlight Draws Attention to Industry Diversity Issue
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Oscar Spotlight Draws Attention to Industry Diversity Issue

Best Picture Nod for ‘Selma’ Caps Big Year for Black Women
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Best Picture Nod for ‘Selma’ Caps Big Year for Black Women

Sandy Cohen, ASSOCIATED PRESS   LOS ANGELES (AP) — Three black women released movies in…

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