The comedian/actress talks about the often forgotten about awards ceremony that she holds in greater esteem than the Academy Awards.   Black Twitter has been buzzing about its disappointment with the lack of diversity that has yet again turned up in this year’s Oscar nominations. This is now the second year in a row that the […]


The Academy, as always, ignored some of the stellar work by Black filmmakers and thespians this year.

When will the academy acknowledge our Black stars?   With Alejandro González Iñárritu’s The Revenant a shoo-in to sweep the 88th Annual Academy Awards, this is undoubtedly Leonardo DiCaprio’s year to finally take home the golden statuette. As fans of Leo, we’re excited for the astounding actor as he deserves every bit of recognition. However, the academy, as […]

Chris Rock is reportedly in talks to host the Oscar's next year, which comes a decade after he hosted back in 2005.

An NYPD officer was shot and killed yesterday in Harlem, New York as he was trying to track down a suspected robber. Thirty-three-year-old Randolph Holder…

Just when you thought you’d heard it all. Lupita Nyong’o’s stunning Calvin Klein pearl dress, which was stolen earlier this week has been returned by the thieves! Before you think those bandits had a change of heart or a guilty conscience over the entire thing you may want to sit down and grab a glass for this interesting […]

When Academy Award winning actress and comedienne Mo’Nique revealed director Lee Daniels told her she had been blackballed in the industry after her stellar performance in “Precious,” we were confused. How? When? But Why? We were certain Mo’Nique was about to blow up. However, according to Daniels, who recently appeared on CNN for an interview […]

Patricia Arquette wanted everyone to get a few things straight about the comments she made during her Oscars acceptance speech. The “Boyhood’ star has gotten a lot of criticism for calling on gay people and people of color to fight for women and wage equality, demanding that they “fight for us now” as women fought […]

*The folks on E!’s “Fashion Police” had a lot to say about Zendaya Coleman’s Oscar look, but a comment from co-host Giuliana Rancic crossed the line, based on a sudden Instagram posting from the 18-year-old. Commenting on zendaya’s recently dreadlocked hair, Rancid said: “I feel like she smells like patchouli oil… or maybe weed.” The […]

The Academy Awards have no problem honoring historical dramas, period pieces or scripts “based on a true story,” but has such admiration for these themes ever extended itself to films starring Black actors talking about “Black issues,” helmed by Black auteurs? When the 2015 nominations were announced, Selma was disappointingly absent from categories outside of Best Picture and Best […]

Ava Duvernay, whom many feel was snubbed for a Best Director nomination at this year’s Academy Awards, said that she would like to stop discussing the lack of diversity of this year’s Oscars. SEE ALSO: Ava Duvernay Will Direct And Produce CBS Pilot The director of “Selma,” which received a Best Picture nod, told The New […]