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  The LA Times and other critics are predicting a dramatic reversal of the #OscarsSoWhite trend that’s plagued the Academy the past few years. The next trend in mainstream media appears to be American Blackness, with Black TV shows (“Atlanta,” “Insecure,” “Queen Sugar”), comedies (“Ride Along 2,” “Central Intelligence”), and dramas (“Fences,” “Moonlight,”) receiving some […]

After a week of wondering whether Jada Pinkett Smith or Will Smith would respond to Chris Rock's jabs during his Oscars monologue, Jada has finally broken her silence.

This year's #OscarsSoWhite controversy has sparked a lot of conversation about actors and actresses (past and present) who should have received acknowledgement from the prestigious award show.

As if getting invited to the Academy Awards and possibly taking home an Oscar isn't already the stuff of most people's dreams, this year's gift bag is more over-the-top than ever.

Jada Pinkett Smith is doing everything she can to advance people of color forward.

25 years later we finally know how Will Smith felt about the sudden switch-up.

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In a recent interview with The Real, Janet Hubert expressed her admiration for Jada Pinkett Smith's artistry: "I respect Jada highly. I respect her skill, I respect her as an artist, I respect her as an actress, very much."


Straight Outta Compton’s Oscars snub was one of the factors that brought attention to the Academy Awards’ lack of diversity and stirred up a lot of controversy


Even though "Straight Outta Compton" is an Oscar nominated film, the cast and producers weren't invited to the awards ceremony.

If you believe - like the majority of the universe - that Beyonce is an angel sent from heaven, then her latest move may prove your point.

Though the changes won't affect this year's voting process, many are reacting to the news, including Rev. Al Sharpton.


While doing their promotional run for Ride Along 2 in the United Kingdom recently, stars Ice Cube and Kevin Hart spoke with famed British DJ…