Tag Archives: Will Smith

27Jul/17

Jada Pinkett Smith talks ‘Girls Trip’ success

(MUST COURTESY UNIVERSAL PICTURES) – Actress Jada Pinkett Smith says that her new film Girls Trip is all about female empowerment. Continue reading

22Jul/17

Will Smith revels in racism with ‘Bright’

Actor Will Smith discusses upcoming release ‘Bright’, which is based in a parallel universe where orcs live alongside humans. Continue reading

24Sep/16

Celebrities speak at opening of African-American Museum

Celebrities including Angela Bassett speak at the opening ceremony of the National Museum of African-American History. Continue reading

08Aug/16

‘Suicide Squad’ kills box office competition on debut weekend

“Suicide Squad” dominates U.S. box office, despite being poorly received by critics.
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06Feb/16
Taraji P. Henson of TV's "Empire" accepts an NAACP Image Award

‘Straight Outta Compton’ receives NAACP award for Outstanding Motion Picture

“Creed” star Michael B. Jordan takes home two awards while ‘Straight Outta Compton’ wins for Outstanding Motion Picture at the NAACP Image Awards.

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26Jan/16
Collective punishment, Boycott, Civil disobedience, Community organizing, Academy Awards, Boycotts of Israel, Israeli–Palestinian conflict, Oscars, Los Angeles

African-Americans told to tune out Oscars

Los Angeles activists urge viewers to boycott Oscars by tuning out until Academy implements change.
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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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21Jan/16

LL Cool J backs Smiths Oscar boycott

Grammy-winning rapper and actor LL Cool J receives star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and says he backs Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith in their Oscar boycott.
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