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#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

Allen Iverson Says That Kevin Johnson Made Him Cry As A Rookie


At today's news conference in Toronto announcing the finalists for the 2016 induction class into the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame, Allen Iverson, Shaq, Yao Ming, Kevin Johnson and the other potential inductees were all smiles.

In a room of

Maurice White’s Dream Of A Boogie Wonderland Was More Than A Fantasy


Yesterday, we learned that Maurice White, the legendary founder and leader of perhaps the greatest band in the history of music, Earth, Wind & Fire, passed away at the age of 74.

Like most home-grown 70s kids, I was an Earth, Wind & F

You’re Damn Right White America Is Scared of Cam Newton


Earlier today, I heard some morons with a microphone who get paid to spew verbal diarrhea on sports talk radio castigating Cam Newton for his recent comments. You know which ones, when he told a Charlotte Observer reporter yesterday, "I'm an Africa

Actress Ignorantly Speaks on Race and Oscars


Julie Delpy has a long, illustrious career that includes Avengers: Age of Ultron and 2 Days in New York. With the fervor that has enveloped the Oscar season due to the dearth of African-American actors among the nominees for an

Chris Rock Needs To Show Up And Show Out At The Oscars


There have been calls for Chris Rock to skip the Oscars in February, but hed be wise to ignore them and use his time on stage to clown the Academy into

The Academy Keeps Dreaming of a White Oscars


2015 was a pretty good year for black films and quality black performances as well. From Will Smith's performance in Concussion, Idris Elba in Beasts of No Nation, Michael B. Jordan in Creed and the marvelo

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The Beautiful, The Outrageous, The Outspoken Taraji P. Henson Sets ABFF Ablaze


Taraji P. Henson has carved her image into the African American viewing publics psyche for over 15 years.  For some it was her role in John Singletons Baby Boy, for others it was her role as Shug in Hustle & Flow