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Academy Issues Apology for Asian-Inspired Jokes, and Pledges To Maintain Decorum

The residue from #OscarsSoWhite is still sifting through the air – following the Academy Awards ceremony that was held on February 28 and hosted by comedian Chris Rock.

The issue of diversity became a bigger and louder protest after this year’s nominations featured an all-white roster of talents – despite the strong performances from black actors, including Idris Elba (Beasts of No Nation), and Michael B. Jordan (Creed).

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Oscar Nominations 2016 Prove Once Again that Diversity Will Remain a Myth

The Oscar nominations for the 88th Academy Awards were announced on Thursday morning at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.
And while some greeted the morning with jubilation and excitement, others were trying to reconcile the fact that after an impressive showcase of talent – the Academy still refuses to recognize the achievements and contributions of actors of color or even those behind the camera.

The 85th Academy Awards® will air live on Oscar® Sunday, February 24, 2013.

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Whoopi Goldberg, Selita Ebanks, Join Nicki Minaj’s ABC Show

Nicki Minaj has a lot to celebrate as it has just been confirmed that the cast for her new show on ABC Family that is currently transitioning to Freeform have all been selected.
Among the those starring in the sitcom about the life and evolution of the Queens-bred rapper is none other than The View’s long-time moderator, comedian, Whoopi Goldberg. Goldberg will play the role of Miss Martha – the meddling neighbor.
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‘The Perfect Guy’ is a Hit, But That Doesn’t Mean Black Films Are Mainstream

The Perfect Guy, a film that dominated the box office this past weekend is a black film with an appealing cast and a story that for all intents and purposes would draw a hefty crowd that would comprise of a mostly black audience. Sanaa Lathan, Michael Ealy and Morris Chestnut have enjoyed a relatively successful career but their ability garner replicate that success in mainstream movies hasn’t been an easy feat despite their lengthy and substantial resumes.

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Minority Women Less Likely to be First-Time Episodic TV Directors

The Directors Guild of America (DGA) recently confirmed what most wouldn’t find particularly shocking even though the stats are admittedly discouraging. According to Deadline, the latest data reveals that minority women are still lagging way behind Caucasian females and even further behind Caucasian males when it comes to garnering the opportunity to direct their very first episodic TV show.

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