#OscarsSoWhite

The Grammy Awards, and pretty much any other “mainstream” (read white dominated) music awards show, tends to give black artists ghettoized accolades--“urban” “R&B” and “hip-hop” awards but never the “pop” awards – “Video of the Year” “Song of the Year,” “Album of the Year,” etc.

Announcements broke from normal tradition as the names were announced via live feed broadcasted on the morning news shows such as "Good Morning America." Announcers of color included Gabby Sidibe, Jennifer Hudson and Terrance Howard.

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.

The Screen

The Oscars are less-than 24 hours away and outshining any buzz surrounding who will win what is the important conversation on the long-running lack of diversity in Hollywood. Although a handful of African-American TV and film stars, as well as thousands of fans, have publicly vowed to boycott the award show altogether tomorrow, the chatter […]

On Tuesday's edition of NewsOne Now, Roland Martin; NPR TV Critic, Eric Deggans; Associate Editor at The Root, Danielle Belton; and Managing Editor at BroadwayBlack.com, April Reign discussed the abysmal diversity numbers in Hollywood.

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.

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."

Will Smith has revealed that he’s pleased with how “quickly” and “aggressively” the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has responded to the #OscarsSoWhite controversy. After outlining such during a newly published interview with the BBC’s Charlie Stay, Smith went on to reveal the reasoning why he spoke out regarding the lack of diversity among […]

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 Tim Westwood about the lack of diversity among the nominees for the upcoming 88th Academy Awards. Both Cube and Hart appeared resolutely unfazed by the all-White list of Oscar candidates, […]

The #Oscarssowhite movement gained major traction over the past few days with big-name celebrities weighing in on the controversy.

Prime

Arsenio Hall is joining the #OscarsSoWhite conversation. Emotions and outrage have been running high since last week’s Academy Award nominees announcement which reflect a blaring lack of regard for deserving actors and actresses of color yet again despite a year of excellence in film. The conversation came to a head this week when actress Jada Pinkett […]