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

  Common and Chadwick Boseman participated in this year’s Celebrity Game, during NBA All-Star weekend. The two very accomplished entertainers took a second to chop it up with the Urban Daily team, after the festivities. First up, Common spoke about the success of ‘Selma’ and the upcoming Oscar Awards ceremony. And given that the Chicago […]

  Actor and director Ben Affleck took home the big prize at the 85th Academy Awards when his film “Argo” was tapped as Best Picture.  Affleck, who was snubbed in Best Director category, was happy to receive his second trophy since Best Original Screenplay win for  “Good Will Hunting” in 1998. Despite his limited experience in […]

After winning Golden Globe, BAFTA and SAG and Critics’ Choice Awards for her role in The Help, Octavia Spencer won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for playing feisty maid Minny Jackson. “I have to thank my families. My family in Alabama — the state of Alabama,” she said in her acceptance speech. ” My L.A. […]

According to, Eddie Murphy is confirmed to host the 84th Academy Awards in February of 2012. While Hollywood doesn’t seem interested in balancing the lack of Black representation on the big screen, the Academy is happy to have us host the awards show. The Oscars will be the first time Murphy has taken the […]

Will we be reading and debating another batch of “Hollywood Whiteout” articles this time next year, lamenting the lack of African American Oscar nominees? Looking at the list of films that have been released (and are still to be released) in theaters this year, the answer to that question probably won’t be pleasant. Why? Well, […]

Where: (click below to visit venue on Foursquare) Kodak Theater 6801 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA When: March 5, 2006 What: The Memphis rap group earned an Oscar for Best Original Song for their contribution to the Hustle & Flow movie soundtrack. The film starred Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson, who performed the Three […]

Nominees for the 83rd Annual Academy Awards were announced today with few surprises. The Social Network earned enough “likes” for several nominations, but it looks like The King’s Speech is the big winner this year, with 12 nods for just about everything from directing to screenplay. And though ‘Black Swan’ was removed from the race […]

From With nine nominations each, “Avatar” and “The Hurt Locker” led the pack as the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences opened up its best picture Oscar race to 10 nominees for the first time since 1943.