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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...

Chris Rock Covers ESSENCE’s March Hollywood Issue

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Chris Rock – this year’s Oscars host is Essence Magazine’s March cover star and it’s the Comedian’s very first time gracing the mag’s front page. In the interview, conducted before the #OscarsSoWhite Diversity issue reached fever levels, Rock contemplates a diversity controversy and talks fatherhood...

Viola Davis, Lupita Nyong’o & Gugu Mbatha-Raw Cover Vanity Fair

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As Hollywood continues to grapple with its diversity problem, actors of color push forward to do the necessary work, or as Viola Davis put it after her SAG win, Black creatives will continue to “find a way to be excellent.” Against the backdrop of the #OscarsSoWhite controversy, Vanity...

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...

Idris Elba, Queen Latifah, Uzo Aduba & Viola Davis Win Big at SAG Awards

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If the Oscars are so white, the SAG Awards on Saturday night proved to be the complete opposite. Hollywood gathered at the event and saw just what diversity looked like when some of our faves were honored for their work. Top SAG awards went to...

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...