The Oscars Can’t Joke Its Way Out of Its Race Problem

The Oscars Can't Solve Its Race Problem With Jokes

by Slate

All this joking in front of the curtain doesn’t make up for whatever’s going on behind it. And on an even larger scale… Read More

Byron Allen's Entertainment Studios sues Comcast for $20 billion

Byron Allen Sues Comcast For $20 Billion

by #teamEBONY

Television entrepreneur Byron Allen has filed a $20-billion racial discrimination lawsuit against cable giants Comcast Corp. and… Read More

Lupita Nyong’o will play the mother of chess prodigy Phiona Mutesi in a new Mira Nair movie

Lupita Nyong'o to Star in Queen of Katwe

by The Washington Post

While the world was busy gawking at flawless human and walking pearl vessel Lupita Nyong’o Sunday night on the Oscars’… Read More

'Glory' Wins Best Original Song at Oscars, Brings Cast to Tears

Glory Wins Oscar for Best Original Song

by #teamEBONY

"Glory," the emotional musical centerpiece about the civil rights movement from Selma, bested "Everything… Read More

Mo'Nique: I Was "Blackballed" After Winning My Oscar

Mo'Nique Claims She was Blackballed After Oscar Win

by #teamEBONY

What I understood was that when I won that Oscar, things would change in all the ways you're saying: It should come with more… Read More

Gina Prince-Bythewood Goes Beyond ‘Beyond the Lights’<br />

Gina Prince-Bythewood Goes Beyond ‘Beyond the Lights’

by Raqiyah Mays

Every Academy Award season brings up the same questions in the Black community. “Why don’t they nominate or give an award… Read More

‘The Abominable Crime’ Spotlights Homophobia in Jamaica<br />

‘The Abominable Crime’ Spotlights Homophobia in Jamaica

by Suede

In a laid-back island nation whose greatest contributions to the world are considered to be Bob Marley’s loving music catalogue… Read More

August Wilson: He Wrote About the ‘Frustration and the Glory’ of Being Black

New Documentary, August Wilson: The Ground on Which I Stand, to Air on PBS

by The Root

American Masters—August Wilson: The Ground on Which I Stand, airing on PBS Feb. 20, gives an inside look at a private… Read More

Eddie Murphy's return to 'SNL' for first time in 30 years lasts 73 seconds

Eddie Murphy's Short Return to SNL

by #teamEBONY

In one of the most highly-anticipated moments of "Saturday Night Live's" 40th anniversary special, Eddie Murphy returned… Read More

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