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Over 25 years and two successful sequels later, with a fourth currently in pre-production, 'Bad Boys' director Michael Bay says the $840 million franchise's longtime distributor Sony Pictures originally didn't think it would even be a success with two Black actors in the leading roles.

Zoë Kravitz shines as Catwoman in the latest Batman film. However, she now reveals in a recent interview that it almost happened a decade ago with 'The Dark Knight Rises,' if not for racism she experienced during the audition process. 

Thandiwe Newton recently expressed an internalized guilt she's felt as an A-list Black actress in Hollywood with lighter skin that admittedly has been shown privilege compared to her dark-skinned counterparts. 

British funnyman Sir Lenny Henry is making people question how much race matters in Hollywood by revealing a survey that suggests more than half of minority actors have experienced some form of racism on the job.

Tyrese says that race played a huge part in the film roles he didn't land, adding that fellow Black actor Terrence Howard may have benefitted simply based off being the lighter of the two with a pair of green eyes to match. 

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A chorus of support rang out on social media Thursday in support of Ava DuVernay, whose moving Martin Luther King Jr. biopic “Selma” received an…