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Spike Lee Fashion Speaks Loudly For Kobe At Oscars

Spike Lee, the world's most famous Knicks fan, who wouldn’t be seen in anything other than his orange and blue, made a serious fashion...

Ruth E. Carter, Spike Lee Make HBCU’s Proud At Oscars

The 91st Academy Awards was truly a night of black excellence.   Morehouse College and Hampton University students are somewhere on the quad bragging about their...

Donald Trump Attacks Spike Lee Over ‘Racist’ Oscars Acceptance Speech

Make the moral choice between love versus hate, let’s do the right thing. President Donald Trump took to his Twitter account—like he usually does when...

Spike Lee Finally Got Some Love, But The Oscars Still Fixate On White Saviors

Black folks and people of color made history at the Oscars, but Green Book's Best Picture win was a side eye. Precedence is what earmarks...

Shamelessly, We’re Cheering For Cinematic Negritude At The Oscars

BlacKkKlansman, Black Panther lead the charge to make the Oscars "So Black". The 2019 Academy Award nominations are in and, as usual, we're continuing to...

Are Black Movies Suffering From Greater Diversity At The Oscars?


"I'm rooting for everybody black"-- Issa Rae

The Oscars are being celebrated for greater diversity, but it has always been about who THEY feel are the best, brightest, most innovative and creative names in

Moonlight Illuminates Oscars


The 89th Annual Academy Awards were one of the most diverse award shows in the history of the gathering. While those words do indeed sound grand, the history of the Oscars has been mostly a celebration of white creative talent and creations, with

Moonlight And Gary From Chicago Steal The Show At the Oscars


With American politics being about divisiveness and the white man's last stand, Hollywood celebrated a story of marginalization and healing  as Moonlight, the dramatic coming-of-age tale of a young, black, gay man, won best picture, and Black

#OscarsSoBlack: Putting The Nominations In Context


The dark matter that has begun to flow through Hollywood is a beautiful thing to behold. But the Oscars have historically not been kind to Black folks. The concussive force of the entire Black Twitterverse's #OscarsSoWhite hashtag and campaign re

Chris Rock Wasn’t Very Funny While Hosting The Oscars


The Academy Awards have been at the center of controversy for years for not including nominees of African descent or films featuring topics of that are familiar to people of color. While it is true that the Oscars have honored a few black folks