With all of the conversation surrounding the lack of support that Hollywood has for black actors and actresses, especially during award season (see: #OscarsSoWhite), it seems that it may be worse in the United Kingdom.
Fuller House, a revival of Full House is scheduled to premiere on Netflix in 2016. Growing up, I loved Full House. At night, I imagined that I was a lost Tanner child. Now, I realize I was never destined to join the Tanner family tree—I didn’t fit any of the casting descriptions as a person of color. Twenty years later, I’m wondering what popular shows like Full House would’ve been like if they included people of color?
On January 18, 2016, DeRay McKesson joined Stephen Colbert on his late night talk show where he talked about Campaign Zero and white privilege with the host.
A solid congratulation is in order for rapper Wale.
On Tuesday, January 12, Wale became the first rapper to ever open a State of the Union address.
Thirteen years after her death, Celia Cruz will be honored with a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award at this year’s award show.
“Each year, the Academy has the distinct privilege of honoring those who have greatly contributed to our industry and cultural heritage, and this year we have a gifted and brilliant group of honorees,” President/CEO of the Recording Academy Neil Portnow said according to The Latin Times. “Their exceptional accomplishments, contributions, and artistry will continue to influence and inspire generations to come.”
This year’s Oscars nominations are so lacking in diversity that it is almost shocking. Now, two years in a row, the #OscarsSoWhite narrative is fitting. This short video from YouTube blogger and magical Black girl, Franchesca Ramsey (@Chescaleigh), shows just how White these nominations truly are using nail polish to tell the story. It’s both funny and sad.
Watch the full video below:
For the second year in a row, the annual Oscars ceremony will be unmistakably…white.
The Academy Award nominations were announced early Thursday morning. Snubs, no doubt, are expected. Upsets happen. But in the midst of growing criticism for Hollywood’s lack of diversity, it’s hard not seeing this year’s nominations as egregious erasure.
Taraji P Henson and Viola Davis were featured on the covers of Elle’s Women of TV January issue. Having Davis, Henson, along with Priyanka Chopra, another woman of color, is a step forward in representing diversity in magazines and television shows. However, this fight for equality in representation is nowhere near being finished.
A Black actress and favorite from the AMC show The Walking Dead is about to take on a new role.
Danai Gurira, known as Michonne in the series, will play Afeni Shakur, Tupac’s mother, in the new biopic, All Eyez on Me.