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Moonlight

Black LGBTQ Film ‘Moonlight’ Scores 8 Oscar Noms Among Record Year in Diversity

Moonlight, a coming-of-age drama about gay African American man in Miami, has garnered eight Oscar…

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British Academy Awards

British Academy Awards Makes Big Push for Diversity in Film

BAFTA will block awards for films in two categories if they aren’t diverse enough of underrepresented groups

The #OscarsSoWhite controversy came to head in 2016 when the Academy of Motion Picture Arts…

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Moonlight

‘Moonlight’: Must-See, Oscar Worthy, Coming-of-Age Film

In three distinct acts, writer-director Barry Jenkins uses cinema to tell the story of Chiron, with an intimate look at his path to self-discovery

Find out why Moonlight Is Must-See, Oscar Contending Black Gay, Masculinity Film by director Barry…

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[Op-Ed] The Academy Awards and Diversity

The check-the-box mentality is all too common in many aspects of business

The racial and ethnic composition of the Academy does not reflect the American movie going…

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Combatting #OscarsSoWhite: Russell Simmons Launching All Def Movie Awards

Tony Rock set to host; 'Straight Outta Compton,' 'Beasts of No Nation' among Best Film nominees

With Oscars diversity under scrutiny, Russell Simmons has decided to level the playing field with…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Academy of Motion Pictures Suing Gift Bag Company

Oscars organization says company offering $200,000 swag bag is infringing on trademark

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences filed a trademark infringement lawsuit against Distinctive…

By Janell Hazelwood

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[WATCH] Kerry Washington and Quincy Jones Presenting at the Oscars

Will and Jada Smith still plan to skip the event despite Academy efforts

After controversy surrounding #OscarsSoWhite, the lineup of presenters who will appear at the upcoming Oscars…

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SAG Awards: Diversity is All the Buzz

During the toast, actor Idris Elba announced, "Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to diverse TV."

While the casts of ‘Spotlight’ and ‘Downton Abbey’ won the top awards, the topic of…

By Cristie Leondis

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[WATCH] How Do You Feel About the Word ‘Diversity?’

Black Enterprise employees explore and share their own definition

With #OscarsSoWhite trending so heavily, it left us wondering: How do you feel about the…

By Cristie Leondis

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American Black Film Festival Picks Up Where Oscars Left Off

ABFF Honors celebrates black actors in the best performing TV shows and films of 2015

American Black Film Festival is picking up where the Oscars left off with ABFF Honors,…

By Sonja Mack

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[WATCH] Spike Lee, Jada Pinkett Smith Set to Boycott Oscars Over Diversity Issue

Head of Academy says they're reviewing membership and working to improve diversity

Black Hollywood heavyweights speaking out in outrage over what they say is an issue of…

By Janell Hazelwood

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#OscarsSoWhite Picking Up Steam

Public reaction to lack of diversity among 2016 Oscar nominees continues

“This is not a question of tokenism. #OscarsSoWhite is not about having a person of…

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The Academy Keeps Dreaming of a White Oscars

Jada Pinkett-Smith and Spike Lee plan to boycott in protest

However, the complete absence of black thespians and creators among the nominations for the 2016…

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iconic Hollywood sign

Open Letter to Hollywood: Because Hollywoodn’t

We must demand recognition and greater access to opportunities in all aspects of the film industry

Bottom line: these nomination processes—and the entire industry, for that matter—are out of focus. African…

By Earl "Butch" Graves Jr.

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Academy Awards: Chris Rock and the 4 Before

Of the 75 hosts of the Academy Awards, only five have been black

Since its inception in 1929, the Academy Awards has had a total of 75 entertainers,…

By Safon Floyd

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Common and John Legend Address Civil Rights Issues of Today in Moving Oscar Speech

Issues with voting rights, criminal justice system and more take center stage at the Oscars

Common and John Legend use Oscars platform to deliver a moving speech

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‘Selma’ Scores Two Oscar Nominations, Gets Snubbed in Other Major Categories

Director Ava DuVernay and actor David Oyelowo left out of major categories

Despite being snubbed in a few major categories, “Selma” scores two nominations for this year’s…

By Courtney Connley

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Motion Picture Academy Aiming for Diversity

New efforts seek to change recent numbers: 93% white and 76% male

Academy that decides Oscars has invited 271 people who do not fit typical white male…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Viola Davis and Daughter Take a Trip to the Aquarium

Viola Davis took a day off from work to visit the aquarium with her daughter, Genesis.

‘The Help’ actress Viola Davis took her daughter for a trip down South to Atlanta’s…

By Amber McKynzie

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Iranian Press Alters Michelle Obama’s Oscars’ Gown to Look More Conservative

Iran's media alters images of First Lady Michelle Obama's Oscars' gown.

Iranian press changes images of Michelle Obama because her shimmery gown was “too revealing” for…

By Amber McKynzie

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How To

3 (Non-Creepy) Ways to Follow-up After a Networking Event

If you’ve ever exchanged contact information at a networking event, then waited too long to…

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women in business

How Women in Business Can Help Other Women Break Barriers

Considering women of color are the fastest-growing group of entrepreneurs in the United States, BlackEnterprise.com…

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