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Oscars Diversity

Oscars Protest Planned Over Lack Of Diversity

Reuters | Posted 02.22.2015 | Black Voices

LOS ANGELES, Feb 20 (Reuters) - Civil rights groups are calling for a boycott of Sunday's Oscars ceremony in Los Angeles to demand more diversity am...

Brennan Williams

Why It Should Bother Everyone That The Oscars Are So White | Brennan Williams | Posted 02.27.2015 | Black Voices

#OscarsSoWhite that if Common and John Legend win an Academy Award for Best Original Song this Sunday, it will be only the 32nd time in 87 years t...

Hollywood, We Have a Problem

Kevin Cokley | Posted 02.05.2015 | Black Voices
Kevin Cokley

We should be concerned about the impact of Hollywood's continual whitewashing on the collective psychology of people of color and it should be of concern for any educated person who wants to have an accurate understanding of history.

Academy President Responds To Oscar Firestorm

AP | By SANDY COHEN | Posted 01.18.2015 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Responding for the first time to the firestorm of criticism over the lack of diversity in this year's Oscar nominations, film aca...

For Once, A Diverse Group Of Oscar Winners

AP | JAKE COYLE and JESSICA HERNDON | Posted 03.03.2014 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Diversity was perhaps the biggest winner at the 86th annual Academy Awards. For the first time, a film directed by a black filmm...

Academy Award Voters Need Diversity in Script

Rev. Jesse Jackson | Posted 04.22.2012 | Entertainment
Rev. Jesse Jackson

Hollywood sets styles, captures imaginations, touches dreams. Worldwide, movies provide people with much of what they think about America. Yet, the 5,765 voting members of the Academy are far from representative of the moviegoing public.