diversity

Lupita Nyong’o Expresses Disappointment About Oscars

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Two years ago, Lupita Nyong’o was the belle of the ball, when she won an Oscar for her role as a slave in  12 Years A Slave. But that hasn’t stopped her from expressing her opinion about this year’s lack of inclusion and diversity at the upcoming...

The ‘DuVernay Test’ Measures Meaningful Diversity In Film, Here’s How

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In her New York Times piece on films at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, Manohla Dargis introduced a new test for meaningful diversity in film. Similar to the Bechdel Test, which measures whether or not women’ on screen presence extends beyond centering around the activities...

Kevin Hart Says His Movies Aren’t Stereotypical

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Kevin Hart took to Twitter to defend his movies, after a person tweeted him and accused them of being stereotypical. “When are black celebs like @KevinHart4real & @MarlonWayans gonna stop doing stereotypical movies?” @tashyonlaneigh asked.  Hart then responded in a barrage of tweets, defending his ‘art’. From...

Viola Davis: One White Woman In Hollywood Makes More Than All The A-List Black Actresses Combined

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Viola Davis is the latest entertainer to throw her opinion on this year’s Academy Award nominations into the ring. Though Davis says she won’t be attending the Oscars because she’ll be “on vacation” she did speak on the controversy concerning the lack of diversity among the...

George Clooney Agrees That There Aren’t Enough Options Available To Minorities In Quality Films

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Variety asked Hollywood heart-throb George Clooney for his thoughts on what Hollywood should be doing differently to ensure we can abandon the #OscarsSoWhite hashtag altogether. “I don’t think it’s a problem of who you’re picking as much as it is: How many options are available...

Idris Elba To Address Parliament Over The Lack Of Diversity In British TV

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A glass ceiling exists for black actors in Britain, and according to Idris Elba, “I was very close to hitting my forehead on it.” That’s just one remark the 43-year-old star is said to be making when he goes before Parliament today, imploring over 100 MPs, including culture...