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Academy of Motion Pictures Welcomes Diverse New Class

Sterling K. Brown, Chinonye Chukwu and Nisha Ganatra join the ranks of Oscar voters.

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Spike Lee Credits #OscarsSoWhite For Oscar Nom

Read the “BlacKkKlansman” filmmaker’s explanation for his first Best Directing nomination.

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#OscarsSoWhite Creator Launches Race-Focused Short Film Contest

The Race to Justice competition invites filmmakers to tackle contemporary and personal racial justice topics. 

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#OscarsSoWhite Creator April Reign: 'The Oscars Are Still So White'

“The fact that we are still talking about firsts is a problem.”

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Academy Builds on Diversity Drive With 30 Percent-POC Class of 2017

The Academy broke induction records with 774 new members, 232 of whom inched up its percentage of people of color from 11 to 13 percent.

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Cheryl Boone Isaacs at SxSW: Hollywood Diversity Depends on 'Hiring, Mentoring, Promoting'

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences president discussed post-#OscarsSoWhite inclusion efforts in a conversation with “Hidden Figures” screenwriter Allison Schroeder at South by Southwest.

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Octavia Spencer on Hollywood Diversity: 'The Tide Has Changed, But We Still Have a Ways to Go'

In a new Deadline interview, the actress discusses her “Hidden Figures” performance and actors of color’s increased representation in this year’s Oscar nominee pool.

#MashableCancels Proves Why Media—And Hollywood—Needs to Do Better

Mashable said that it was canceling #OscarsSoWhite. Twitter went off.

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Honor 'The Nightly Show' With These 5 Timeless Segments

Comedy Central announced the cancellation of Larry Wilmore’s show yesterday.

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Academy Responds to #OscarsSoWhite Criticism With 683 New Members

The 2016 class, which includes America Ferrera and Michael B. Jordan, is 46 percent female and 41 percent people of color.

Academy Apologizes After Ang Lee, Others Condemn Oscars' 'Tone-Deaf' Anti-Asian Jokes

“It pains us that any aspect of the show was considered offensive, and I apologize for any hurt the skits caused,” wrote Academy CEO Dawn Hudson in a letter to 25 Asian Academy members who condemned the telecast’s jokes. 

Jada Pinkett Smith Says Chris Rock's Oscars Crack 'Comes With the Territory'

Chris Rock targeted the actress’ #OscarsSoWhite boycott during his much-talked-about opening monologue at last week’s Oscars ceremony. 

8 Reasons Why I Hated Chris Rock's Oscars Monologue

Opinions about the funnyman’s opener ranged from “he told the truth” to ”I laughed at parts,” to “it sucked.” Here are eight reasons why Akiba Solomon wishes it never happened.

Spirit Awards Top Trophies Go to Creators of Color

“Tangerine” star Mya Taylor is the first U.S. transgender woman to win a major acting award. 

Chris Rock Swings for Fences, Mostly Misses at This Year's #OscarsSoWhite

Jokes about Asian youth labor exploitation and Stacey Dash left us scratching our heads last night.

LIVESTREAM: Watch #JUSTICEFORFLINT and Fight the Flint Water Crisis

Blackout for Human Rights’ #JUSTICEFORFLINT concert airs at 5 p.m. ET on Revolt TV, but you can donate right now.

10 Times the Oscars Snubbed Black People

From Ava DuVernay to Forest Whitaker, here are just a few of the Black performers and creators that the Academy told, “Nah, we’ll go with a White person.” 

Here's How to Get #JUSTICEFORFLINT Even Before Sunday's Big Show

Ryan Coogler’s Blackout for Human Rights is throwing a star-studded, free concert on Sunday for Flint, the Black Michigan city poisoned by toxic tap water. Here’s how you can watch the show featuring Ava DuVernay, Janelle Monaé and Andra Day—and where you can donate funds right now. 

Jussie Smollett, Eva Longoria and More Spill the Hard Truths About Discrimination

Several Hollywood performers and creators who aren’t straight White men tell all in a new piece from The New York Times.

STUDY: The Oscars Aren't the Only Thing That's #SoWhite About Hollywood

A new study finds that the entire industry falls short when it comes to reflecting the real America.