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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.

88th Oscar noms announced

Today, the 88th Oscar nominations were announced, and the Amsterdam News will return to Los Angeles to cover all of the glitz, fun and glamour that makes the award season exciting.

Road trip Hollywood: SAG Awards 2016

It’s time for Road Trip 2016, and the party starts with the 22nd Screen Actors Guild Awards, which will be held in Los Angeles Jan. 30.

Franchising smart with ‘Ride Along 2’

In the not-so-distant-past, the mega-corporation that is Hollywood didn’t have much faith in the first “Ride Along.”

Meeting called over crisis in Black media

Last summer, when news anchor Joy-Ann Reid’s show was removed from the lineup at MSNBC and the Rev. Al Sharpton’s “Politics Nation” was removed from the station’s daily prime time perch at 6 p.m. to one time a week at ...

We TV new series ‘Growing Up Hip-Hop’ premieres January 7

Raised by hip-hop legends and pioneers, “Growing Up Hip Hop” features the princes and princesses of the hip-hop world.

Sonia Sanchez doc headlines ‘Best of ADIFF 2015’

ADIFF 2015 Closing Night film “BaddDDD Sonia Sanchez” will be one of the highlights of the “Best of ADIFF” program to be held at Teachers College, Columbia University from Friday, Jan. 8 to Sunday, Jan. 10.

SNL alums serve up new film

“Saturday Night Live” comes to the big screen in “Sisters” with alumni Tina Fey and Amy Poehler co-starring in a raucous comedy about two sisters who are shocked to find out that their parents are selling their childhood home.

‘Hateful Eight’ violent, outrageous, riveting

As Quentin Tarantino enters into his eighth film with “The Hateful Eight,” I’ve lost count on how many times the word “nigger” is sliced, diced and slapped upside the head of the viewer. In this film, however, the use of ...

Will Smith in ‘Concussion’

In “Concussion,” Pittsburgh pathologist Dr. Bennet Omalu (Will Smith) is known for his quirky habits, such as speaking to corpses and asking for their help in identifying their causes of death, and performing his surgery while listening to Teddy Pendergrass.

WLNY-TV to present special Christmas programming

WLNY-TV (Channels 10/55) continues a holiday tradition by rekindling its Yule Log on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

‘In the Heart of the Sea’ goes adrift

“In the Heart of the Sea” is the true story of the last survivor of whaling ship, who tells the amazing story of the ship’s demise resulting from unrelenting attacks from a whale.

‘The Big Short’ educates as well as entertains

“The Big Short” tells the story of how the 2008 Great Recession began with the crumbling of the housing market, ultimately leading to a worldwide financial crisis.