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.
Announcements broke from normal tradition as the names were announced via live feed broadcasted on the morning news shows such as "Good Morning America." Announcers of color included Gabby Sidibe, Jennifer Hudson and Terrence Howard.
10. Celebrity breakups Nick Young and Iggy Azalea. T.I. and Tiny. Mary J. Blige and Kendu Isaacs. Peter Thomas and Cynthia Bailey. Kenya Moore and Matt Jordan. Keshia Knight-Pulliam and Ed Hartwell. 2016 was a rough year for a lot of things and celebrity marriages were one of those things. All of the couples listed flamed […]
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 […]
After a week of wondering whether Jada Pinkett Smith or Will Smith would respond to Chris Rock's jabs during his Oscars monologue, Jada has finally broken her silence.
As host of the 88th annual Academy Awards in Los Angeles, actor Chris Rock tackled diversity in Hollywood, delivering a stinging monologue.
Trevor Noah, comedian and host of “The Daily Show,” chats with The Rickey Smiley Morning Show about the global black experience, how he’s making “The Daily Show” his own,…
This year's #OscarsSoWhite controversy has sparked a lot of conversation about actors and actresses (past and present) who should have received acknowledgement from the prestigious award show.
The Oscars are less-than 24 hours away and outshining any buzz surrounding who will win what is the important conversation on the long-running lack of…
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.
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