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Should Hollywood Women 'Girlcott' The Oscars? What Would Ginger Rogers Do?

Beverly Wettenstein | Posted 02.25.2017 | Women
Beverly Wettenstein

Ginger Rogers didn't toe the line. She danced to her own tune to advance women in Hollywood for generations to come. Her message is on point today. What should women in Hollywood do to earn respect and equal pay and roles?

The One Category That The Oscars Refuse To Recognize

The Huffington Post | Gabriel Piscione | Posted 02.25.2016 | Entertainment

The Academy Awards are rigged. Every year the Oscars bring together Hollywood’s best and brightest to dish out awards in 24 categories, ranging from...

And the Winner Is... Postmodern Diversity

John Mirisch | Posted 01.28.2017 | Entertainment
John Mirisch

The answer is pretty clear and it's also pretty simple: Academy Award nominations, as well as the ultimate awarding of the Oscars themselves, should be allotted on a pro rata quota system to reflect the diversity of America and the world at large.

Academy Explains Why 'Alone Yet Not Alone' Was Disqualified From The Oscars

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 02.01.2014 | Entertainment

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences made a rare move this week when it disqualified "Alone Yet Not Alone," a track from an obscure Christi...

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...

The Oscars, Once Again, Leave Blacks the Color Purple

Brian Ross | Posted 05.01.2012 | Black Voices
Brian Ross

The Oscars are known for many odd customs and bits of superstition, but American Blacks best know the Color Purple Curse. Viola Davis was upset by the veteran Meryl Streep at the Oscars, even though Davis had won the Screen Actors Guild award days earlier.

The Agenda: Food Trucks, Film Previews, And Stuff White People Like

Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Fuel up with free food truck fare in honor of Sprint's 4G launch, sit in on an author's signing with Christian Lander (of Stuff White People Like fame...

Melt Your Oscar For Cash

Bloomberg | Andrew Harris and Andy Fixmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The glitter on the central figure at this year's academy awards ceremony has never been so costly. With gold at an all-time high, the price of each g...