Tag Archives: Culture of Los Angeles

25Aug/20

prayground Commits To Empowering Black Female Creators With African Intelligence Collection

Sprayground – the New-York born rebellious and artistically designed backpack and influential streetwear brand, has launched a very special edition collection – African Intelligence 2.0 (Ai), celebrating the birthplace of humanity and bridging the gap between New York City and Ghana.

For Ai 2.0 – the second collaboration between Sprayground and artist, musician and creator Sandflower the popular urban streetwear brand honors the energy of the lion and what it represents with this collection – inclusivity and empowerment. Lions are loyal and fierce, yet they work together within their communities to survive and thrive. Read more

24Jan/17

Oscars not so white in 2017

Following Tuesday (January 24) morning’s Academy Award nominations announcement, AMPAS president Cheryl Boone Isaacs and Gil Robertson, the president of the African American Film Critics Association react to the increased diversity across the categories.

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24Jan/16
AMPAS president Cheryl Boone Isaacs and CEO Dawn Hudson

Academy leaders talk about their new membership policy

AMPAS president Cheryl Boone Isaacs and CEO Dawn Hudson talk about the recent membership changes at The Academy following the diversity issue in Hollywood

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23Jan/16
gil robertson

A Hollywood insider view on the Oscar diversity issue

Hollywood industry insiders, Gil Robertson, the President of the African American Film Critics Association, and Stephen Galloway from The Hollywood Reporter give their take on the diversity issues surrounding the Academy Awards

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19Jan/16

Spike Lee, Pinkett Smith boycott Oscars, Academy promises more diversity

Director Spike Lee and actress Jada Pinkett Smith vow to boycott the Academy Awards ceremony after black actors are shut out of the nominations. The Academy says it needs to do more to promote diversity.

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