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Motion Picture Academy Bans Will Smith from Oscars for 10 Years
April 8, 2022
Actor Will Smith was banned today, April 8, from attending any Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences events -- including the Academy Awards -- for 10 years in response to his on-stage smack of comedian Chris Rock during this year's Oscar ceremony. ... read more »
The Slap Heard Around the World  
March 31, 2022
It has been referred to as the slap that has been heard around the world. Chris Rock made a joke about Jada Pinkett Smith’s baldhead saying that he cannot wait for “G.I. Jane 2.” Unfortunately, the joke triggered her husband, Will Smith, and he gave Rock an old-fashioned, pimp-styled slap on live television.  ... read more »
Jesse Collins among producers of upcoming Academy Awards
December 11, 2020
This combination photo shows producers Steven Soderbergh, from left, Stacey Sher and Jesse Collins. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020, that Soderbergh, Sher and Collins have come on board to produce the 93rd Oscars telecast. (AP Photo) ... read more »
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Councilman Curren Price Honors the Creators of Academy Award Winning “Hair Love” During Black History Month
February 27, 2020
Wednesday, February 19, Councilman Price lead a special City Council presentation where he recognized director, producer and writer of “Hair Love” Matthew Cherry and his entire team for their significant achievement.   ... read more »
Black Fact of the Day: Feb. 24, 2020- Brought to you by Black365
February 24, 2020
Blackkklansman was nominated for 6 Academy Awards and won Spike Lee his first Oscar, 2019. ... read more »
Spike Lee on His First Best Director Oscar Nomination for ‘BlacKkKlansman
January 22, 2019
NEW YORK (AP) — Spike Lee watched the Oscar nominations Tuesday morning on television from his bed, with his wife, Tonya, his two grown children, Satchel and Jackson, ... read more »
WATCH: Kevin Harts tells Fans Why He Decided to No Longer Host the Academy Awards
December 7, 2018
Kevin Hart has decided to decline hosting the Academy Awards after his big announcement due to complaints from the LGBT community because a a tweet he made back in 2007. ... read more »
Actress Cicely Tyson to Receive Honorary Oscar
September 7, 2018
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actress Cicely Tyson, composer Lalo Schifrin and publicist Martin Levy will be getting honorary Oscar statuettes this fall at the film academy’s Governors Awards, ... read more »
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Academy President Boone-Isaacs Leads Diversity Push
July 6, 2016
The academy says its invitees are 46 percent female, 41 percent minority and represent 59 countries. ... read more »
Sharpton calls for broader protests on Oscars diversity
March 2, 2016
Rev. Al Sharpton on Sunday threatened larger protests against Hollywood and the Academy Awards if the ceremony doesn't improve diversity among its top nominees. ... read more »
Review: Rock rocks with Oscars monologue; show is a snooze
March 2, 2016
Could Chris Rock balance Academy Awards razzle-dazzle with a burning social issue? Hollywood and movie fans alike were holding their breath as the comedian took the stage as host of Sunday's Oscarcast with more at stake than a roster of winners and losers. ... read more »
History of Black Entertainment from 1960-1970s
February 10, 2016
Black Entertainment Facts for Black History Month. ... read more »

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