Black History Month

Here, we celebrate a few of our favorite Black producers and directors who are making sure our stories are told authentically in Hollywood.

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.

The Academy has learned its lesson, so the film organization is doing something about its glaring diversity problem. About 46 percent of new members of its voting body are people of colors, but that still might not be enough to make a huge difference just yet. Society as a whole made the good people behind […]

Two of the best actors in the biz are set to join the Academy.

What were your thoughts on the way that Chris Rock tackled the #OscarsSoWhite controversy that had many celebrities in an uproar/ boycott? Related Stories: Montana Of 300 Talks Chris Rock, Meeting Rick Rubin, Hanging With KimYe, & New Project Chris Rock Scraps Monologue To Write A New One That Addresses Racial Controversy! Text “K975” To […]

Tonight the 88th Annual Academy Awards airs, and we have your details on everything you need to know about the #oscarssowhite show. The Oscars will be hosted by comedian Chris Rock. There are no black actors or actresses nominated in the big categories. The show starts at 8:30 p.m. EST/7:30 p.m. CST/5:30 PST on ABC. Lady […]

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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.

With so much attention being paid to the #OscarsSoWhite controversy and the Academy Awards, Roland Martin and NewsOne Now shifted the focus of the conversation from acting nominations to a broader look at the entire movie industry. On Friday’s edition of NewsOne Now, Martin sat down with director/producer Bill Duke, who understands not just what happens […]

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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.…

While some demanded that Chris Rock step down from hosting the Oscars amidst criticism that they were far too white-washed this year, we were sure he’d…

Chris Rock is not giving up his gig hosting the Oscars. Instead, he’s going to flip up the entire show to highlight #OscarsSoWhite. A number of Black artists are choosing to skip the 2016 Oscars in protest of the Academy Awards lack of diversity among the field nominees. There are so few people of color […]