Oscars 2016

Twenty-five members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences who are of Asian descent — among them two-time best director Oscar winner Ang Lee — have sent a letter to the organization protesting “tasteless and offensive skits” about Asians that were part of the 88th Academy Awards on Feb. 28, including one joke […]

Inquiring minds would like to know if Chris Rock is dating actress Megalyn Echikunwoke. The two were spotted getting cozy at Clive Davis’ pre-Grammy bash last month, and PEOPLE notes that after his Oscar hosting duties on Sunday, Rock hit the town with Megalyn and his mom, Rosalie. Chris and his special lady friend also […]

  If the pen is mightier than the sword then the tongue is mightier than a hashtag. I’m talking about Chris Rock’s mouth and the Oscar So White hashtag. Rock took on the Hollywood establishment on Sunday night, and of course it came with a heavy degree criticism like: -He crossed a line. -He didn’t […]

UPDATE 2/29/16 Deadline is reporting that the 2016 Oscars hit an 8-year low, a 6% dip from last year’s show. — LOS ANGELES (AP) — In an underdog win for a movie about an underdog profession, the newspaper drama “Spotlight” took best picture at a 88th Academy Awards. Tom McCarthy’s film about the Boston Globe’s […]

The 2016 Oscars may be centered around a lack of diversity and hopefully Leonardo DiCaprio's first win, but we can't forget about the music.

It’s probably safe to say that Chris Rock has a lot on his mind as he gears up to host the Oscars later this month amid the issue of diversity being the talk of Hollywood. With that, the 51-year-old funnyman touched on a very relevant situation as he graces the cover of Essence’s annual Hollywood […]

  Anthony Anderson is hosting the NAACP Image Awards tonight on TV One. He talks to the Tom Joyner Morning Show about #OscarsSoWhite and his…

  Anthony Anderson is hosting the NAACP Image Awards tonight on TV One. He talks to the Tom Joyner Morning Show about #OscarsSoWhite and his conversation with Chris Rock. “I spoke to Chris the day after he threw out his script. I was just asking him, how should I tackle this on the Image Awards […]

What happens when you tell kids that Stacey Dash wants to cancel Black History Month? Their reaction is priceless. Watch below:   Thanks to the people at Because Of Them We Can for this! Like BlackAmericaWeb.com on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter. (Photo/Video Source: Because Of Them We Can Youtube)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Debbie Allen, “black-ish” star Tracee Ellis Ross and entertainment attorney Nina Shaw will be honored by Essence magazine at its pre-Oscars luncheon later this month. The magazine announced Tuesday that it will honor the three women at its Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon on Feb. 25. Essence editor-in-chief Vanessa De Luca […]

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Will Smith doesn’t plan to be at the Academy Awards, but he’s scheduled to attend the NAACP Image Awards. The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People says the “Concussion” star is among the nominees expected to attend Friday’s ceremony at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Southern California. Smith is […]

Janet Hubert has turned her ire from Will & Jada to Stacey Dash, saying, “Somebody needs to slap the little bit of black she got on her, off of her.” Fresh from criticizing the Smiths for their planned #OscarsSoWhite boycott of the Academy Awards, the original Aunt Viv from “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” has now […]