The Best Black Movies of the Last 30 Years

Although the Lumiere Brothers released the first motion picture in 1895, it took at least 30 years for the first black person, Stepin Fetchit, to…

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The Academy Will Allow Streaming-Only Films to be Eligible for Oscars Next Year

The Academy announced Tuesday that movies released solely via streaming or VOD can still be eligible for the Oscars next year.  Films were previously required…

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Rihanna Stresses Need for Solidarity While Accepting NAACP President’s Award: ‘Tell Your Friends to Pull Up’

On Saturday night, Rihanna, who founded the Clara Lionel Foundation in 2012, was honored for her philanthropic efforts at the NAACP Image Awards. During her acceptance speech for…

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Tyler, the Creator on Grammys’ Urban Categories: ‘It’s Just the Politically Correct Way to Say the N-Word to Me’

The fight to have black music properly recognized by the Grammys is an ongoing tug-of-war between its artists and the Recording Academy. But there were signs…

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