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Cheryl Boone Isaacs: Forging a legacy of change and diversity

Cheryl Boone Isaacs is perhaps one of the best known Academy Board of Governors member ever in the history of that prestigious organization. She is the Academy’s third female and first Black president. But she’s not seeking re-election to the board.

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Is Black programming here to stay?

There was a time in America that no one cared about what Black people watched on TV. Television viewership has always been about revenue, but for years Black viewership simply didn’t matter,

Charles Barkley talks “American Race”

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“People never talk about race until something bad happens. I want to provide a conversation.” —Charles Barkley

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HBO presents “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks”

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The name Henrietta Lacks may not be familiar to most Americans, let alone to the world.

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“The Book of John Gray”

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I suppose you’re wondering who is John Gray and what is his book about? If you’re not familiar with Gray, you soon will be. On Saturday, April 15 at 10 p.m.

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Harriet Tubman: WGN’s “Underground”

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Mark your calendars for April 12, at 8 p.m. ET/PT for WGN’s series “Underground” when actress Aisha Hinds (“Shots Fired,” “Under the Dome,” “Star Trek Into Darkness”) stars as abolitionist Harriet Tubman in an unprecedented look at the life and legend of the woman who believed her task was a God-given mission.

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The Oscars: A night to remember

Oh, what a night! If you missed the 88th Annual Academy Awards ceremony, you missed a lot. To begin with, Viola Davis took home the Best Supporting Actress Academy Award for “Fences”, making her the fourth Black actress to win the Best Supporting Actress Academy Award. And the first Black Actress to win the Oscar, Emmy, and Tony awards.

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The 48th NAACP Image Awards

The 48th annual NAACP Image Awards was recently held in Pasadena, and aired on TV One. If you missed it, don’t fret, TV One will air the show in syndication through the end of March. Check your local listings for show times. Thank you, NAACP for keeping our dream alive. Right now things are looking good for Blacks working in Hollywood in front of and behind the camera. But if you know anything about Hollywood history, you know it is cyclical, and things have a way of changing just when you think you’ve arrived.

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Oscar nominations recognize diversity

The 89th annual Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences Oscar nominations were recently announced, and Hollywood is all abuzz about the record number of Blacks in front of and behind the camera who are nominated for their work in outstanding films and documentaries.

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Black independent holiday films

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The holiday season is that time of year when Hollywood features its best and brightest films, not only for your pleasure, but for the ultimate Hollywood ‘nod’—the Oscar.

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