Acclaimed Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi won his second Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film this past Sunday. To accept the award for his film, The Salesmen, Farhadi had an Iranian-American astronaut, Anousheh Ansari, give his speech while he boycotted the awards show. In the speech, Ansari reads, “My absence is out of respect for the people of my […]
List of winners for the 89th annual Academy Awards presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Best Picture: “Moonlight.” Supporting Actor: Mahershala Ali, “Moonlight.” Supporting Actress: Viola Davis, “Fences.” Adapted Screenplay: “Moonlight,” screenplay by Barry Jenkins, story by Tarell Alvin McCraney. Documentary Feature: “O.J.: Made in America,” Ezra Edelman and Caroline […]
The Court of Special Appeals in Maryland, the state’s second-highest court, has ordered another trial and restored charges against a man from Northwest Baltimore who was acquitted in the murder of North Carolina native Phylicia Barnes. The court says Circuit Judge John Addison Howard committed a mistake in January 2015 when he acquitted Michael Johnson of […]
The girl scout troop that raised over $65,000 in cookie sales at the Oscars are still waiting for the money. The Academy and Girl Scouts of America are reportedly in the dark.
Oprah Winfrey was just as disappointed as everyone else who noticed she was mistaken for Whoopi Goldberg at the 88th Academy Awards. Blog Total Beauty made the cringe-worthy flub during red carpet arrivals Sunday evening. The site, which rarely focuses on products for people of color, posted a photo of Goldberg to their Twitter account with […]
About a dozen Black NYPD officers filed a lawsuit against their department claiming they were pressured to implement racism in their practices.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has unveiled new plans to increase diversity among the Academy's membership.