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SAG: Diversity and inclusion

The SAG Awards presented diversity, but popular entertainment media might give evidence to the contrary.

Deacons for defense film showing

The film "The Deacons for Defense" shares a different side of black men during the Civil Rights Movement.

Michael Jackson didn't want a white actor to portray him

With controversy raging over Joseph Fiennes' casting as Michael Jackson in a British TV production, a 1993 video has surfaced of the late singer saying he didn't want a white actor to portray him on screen.

CNN/ORC Poll: Most opposed to Oscar boycott

When it comes to diversity at the Academy Awards, most Americans shrug their shoulders, according to a new CNN/ORC Poll.

‘Preachers of Atlanta’ premieres February 3

The new reality series “Preachers of Atlanta,” which premieres on Oxygen Media, Feb. 3, is riveting, fascinating and engaging entertainment.

The SAG Awards: Road trip 2016

The annual Screen Actors Guild Awards can’t be accused of lacking diversity.

White actor to play Michael Jackson in British TV show

With all the controversy over #OscarsSoWhite, now may not have been the best time to announce that a white actor has been cast as African-American pop star Michael Jackson.

Oscars CEO on diversity changes: 'It's not about political correctness'

The sweeping new measures designed to enhance diversity at the Oscars were not motivated by "political correctness," the CEO of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said in an interview published on Wednesday.

Dr. Sam Anderson discusses 'Black Holocaust for Beginners' on MNN

Black talk show "Books That Matter, People Who Matter" presents "Black Holocaust for Beginners" on air Monday night at 10:30 p.m. on the Manhattan Neighborhood Network (MNN).

Oscars make changes to boost diversity amid #OscarsSoWhite backlash

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the organization behind the Oscars, is taking sweeping measures to double the number of women and minority members by 2020.

Newark to host international film festival in the fall

Newark is hosting its first international film festival in the fall. Mayor Ras J. Baraka, Municipal Council members, and Kenneth Gifford of the Newark Office of Film & Television made the announcement at a press conference on Tuesday.

‘The Birth of a Nation’ to premiere at Sundance

The Sundance Film Festival has been inclusive since its creation 30 years ago...

Road trip Hollywood: Year three, the Oscars

“It’s a fluke, it’s because of ‘12 Years a Slave’ that the Amsterdam News was approved. Wait. They won’t invite you back, they don’t need ‘you’—that’s how they view Black media and Black audiences.”

Sharpton calls for ‘TV Tune Out’ of Oscars ceremony

In response to the lack of Black nominees for this year’s Oscars, Rev. Al Sharpton is calling for people to not watch the awards ceremony.

Spike Lee, Jada Pinkett Smith to boycott Oscars ceremony

Invoking the Rev. Martin Luther King's legacy on his birthday, two prominent African-Americans announced Monday that they will boycott this year's Academy Awards over a lack of diversity among nominees.

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