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Sunday night (April 25), the jazz-inspired animated film Soul won an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature. Pixar’s first film starring a predominantly black cast also became the only movie ever to win that award without playing in U.S. movie theaters. With theaters across the country closed at the time of its release, Soul premiered on […]

Jasmyne Cannick joined Roland Martin Wednesday on NewsOne Now to discuss her blog post calling for liberal Hollywood to boycott the Academy Awards and said, "I think at the end of the day, it's an easy out to call on Blacks to boycott the Oscars -- if every single one of us tuned out and didn't watch the Oscars, it really wouldn't hurt their bottom line."

Cheryl Boone Isaacs issued a statement over the weekend after Spike Lee and Jada Pinkett Smith called for an Oscars boycott.   President of the…

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

Academy Award winner Patricia Arquette took the time to mention the need for equal pay for women during her Oscar acceptance speech saying, “To every woman…

Common and John Legend captured Oscar gold on Sunday with their win for Best Original Song for “Glory,” the title track to  the movie “Selma”.…

  Michelle Obama made a surprise appearance at the Oscars, opening the envelope that contained the name of the Best Picture winner, “Argo.” Appearing via streaming video from the White House, Mrs. Obama said all of the nominees demonstrated that “we can overcome any obstacle.” She said that message is “especially important for our young […]

  Will there be a Black Oscar winner this year? It’s possible but highly unlikely. The two top Black nominees, 9-year-old Quvenzhane Wallis and veteran actor Denzel Washington are vying for top acting honors, but will likely be shut out given both Hollywood politics and their lack of wins through the awards season thus far. […]

In 1985, Halle Berry represented the state of Ohio in the Miss Teen All-American Pageant and won. A year later, she became the first runner-up…

UPDATE: Variety has confirmed that Crystal will indeed host the Oscars. _____ PREVIOUSLY: Billy Crystal is coming to the rescue for the Oscars — or so he’s tweeting, anyway. The comedy veteran and nine time Oscar host tweeted on Thursday afternoon that he would be hosting the Oscars, though he added a sarcastic aside: “Am […]

UPDATE: Variety has confirmed that Crystal will indeed host the Oscars. _____ PREVIOUSLY: Billy Crystal is coming to the rescue for the Oscars — or so he’s tweeting, anyway. The comedy veteran and nine time Oscar host tweeted on Thursday afternoon that he would be hosting the Oscars, though he added a sarcastic aside: “Am […]

UPDATE: Variety has confirmed that Crystal will indeed host the Oscars. _____ PREVIOUSLY: Billy Crystal is coming to the rescue for the Oscars — or so he’s tweeting, anyway. The comedy veteran and nine time Oscar host tweeted on Thursday afternoon that he would be hosting the Oscars, though he added a sarcastic aside: “Am […]