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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.

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.