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Film Academy Takes Big Step Toward Including More Women And Minorities

The Huffington Post | Julia Brucculieri | Posted 06.29.2016 | Entertainment

Following multiple years of the #OscarsSoWhite controversy, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has invited a record 683 new members to jo...

#OscarsSoWhite: Where Do We Go From Here?

Janet Murguía | Posted 03.04.2016 | Latino Voices
Janet Murguía

However you felt about the Oscars, it was a clear sign of progress that the month-long controversy over the Academy's lack of diversity was front and center during the telecast -- not just begrudgingly alluded to as has happened with other controversies in the past.

Diversity and Inclusion...Change is Inevitable for "The Academy"

Faye Washington | Posted 03.01.2016 | Entertainment
Faye Washington

Change is inevitable. To bring about change requires that one be disciplined enough to manage a crisis and not let it manage you. The Academy Presid...

Watching the Oscars on the Couch With Grandma and Grandpa

Xaque Gruber | Posted 02.29.2016 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

My parents, married for (over) 45 Years are Straight Outta Ohio. No nonsense, midwestern folk (and grandparents) who love going to the movies. Dad's (...

Front and Center at the Academy

Courtney McKinney | Posted 02.26.2016 | Entertainment
Courtney McKinney

Academy Awards will be handed out on Sunday, and while the show is expected to proceed mostly as usual, there will be a white cloud hanging overhead, as well as a few well-publicized absences.

Powerful African American Leader Backs Motion Picture Academy's Proposed Changes to Achieve Oscar Diversity

Faye Washington | Posted 02.23.2016 | Impact
Faye Washington

As an agency of inclusion, change and empowerment, the YWCA Greater Los Angeles echoes the sentiments of our very own Cheryl Boone Isaacs. We respect her determination to draw positive change from the "heartbreak and frustration" occasioned by the lack of diversity in this and last year's Oscar race.

Academy President Says It's Up To The Film Studios To Encourage Diversity In Hollywood

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 09.30.2015 | Entertainment

Seven months after the hashtag #OscarsSoWhite defined the lack of diversity among this year's Academy Award nominees, the head of the Hollywood voting...

Cheryl Boone Isaacs To Speak At Women In Technology Luncheon

The Hollywood Reporter | Brennan Williams | Posted 09.03.2015 | Black Voices

Cheryl Boone Isaacs, president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, will appear in a featured conversation at an annual Women in Techno...

And the Award for Best #OscarsSoWhite Joke Goes to...

Kimberly Cooper | Posted 03.22.2015 | Comedy
Kimberly Cooper

The 2015 Academy Award ceremony will be the least diverse (whitest) since 1998. The snub to Ava Duvernay as Best Director for Selma along with David Oyelowo's snub in the Best Actor category for his portrayal of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. has created such an outcry over social media.

Academy President Has The Best Mispronunciation During Oscar Announcements

The Huffington Post | Jessica Goodman | Posted 01.16.2015 | Entertainment

UPDATE: Dick Pope has a great sense of humor. "I've been called a lot worse," he told USA Today. "I don't think twice about anything like that. I am h...

Hollywood Trailblazer Makes History Again!

Associated Press | Posted 08.13.2014 | Black Voices

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Recognized as a trailblazer during her first term as film academy president, marketing executive Cheryl Boone Isaacs has been re-e...

PHOTOS: Super Fly Sistas Rock The Red Carpet

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 03.05.2014 | Black Voices

Our favorite Pre-Oscars event went down yesterday, the Essence Women In Hollywood Luncheon. Not only is it an opportunity to honor the women of co...

History At The Academy

Posted 07.31.2013 | Entertainment

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences made history on Tuesday night as the Oscar body elected Cheryl Boone Isaacs as its president. Boone Is...

Film Academy Elects First African-American President

Posted 07.30.2013 | Black Voices

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), the group which awards the Oscars each year, has elected its first African-American president...