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  • Newspaper’s ’12 Years a Slave’ Oscar Headline Called Racist

    Mar 6, 14 by EURpublisher02 4 Comments


    *The Daily Breeze, a newspaper in Southern California, probably thought it was being clever when it ran the following front page the morning after “12 Years a Slave” won the Oscar for Best Picture: Needless to say, more people saw the headline as racist than clever and editors got an earful from readers — most […]

  • Italy’s Denny Mendez Takes on Hollywood (Photos)

    Sep 8, 12 by LaRita Shelby Leave a comment


    *The stunningly beautiful Denny Mendez captivated the European world when she won the title of Miss Italy back in 1996, becoming the first black woman to do so. Her win was a controversial upset because she was born in the Dominican Republic and moved to Italy with her mother, who married an Italian man; thereby making […]

  • The Pulse of Entertainment: Warner Bros’ ‘The Lucky One’ in theaters April 20

    Apr 19, 12 by Eunice Moseley Leave a comment


    *The Lucky One, based on the Nicholas Sparks’ bestseller, stars Zac Efron (17 Again) and Taylor Schilling (“Mercy”). The Warner Bros. presentation, which arrives in theaters April 20, 2012, is a touching romantic tale of destiny. The Lucky One follows the life of U.S. Marine Logan Thibault as he realizes that he has survived Iraq […]

  • Oops, Diddy Did Not Win an Oscar (Video)

    Mar 7, 12 by Brittney M. Walker 1 Comment


    *Last week, Sean “Diddy” Combs was celebrated for winning an Oscar for best documentary at this year’s Academy Awards, but that wasn’t exactly the case. So he clarified the situation on the “Today” show that he didn’t actually win anything. Diddy says that while he is an executive producer of “Undefeated,” the award itself only […]

  • Diddy Wins an Oscar for Football Documentary

    Feb 28, 12 by Brittney M. Walker 6 Comments


    *Octavia Spencer wasn’t the only African American to win an Academy Award Sunday night. Sean “Diddy” Combs surprised the world when he took home an Oscar for his involvement in “Undefeated.” The Hip Hop mogul won it for executive producing the football flick for best documentary. Movie partner and director T.J. Martin was overwhelmed with […]

  • Domestic Workers Congratulate Octavia Spencer for Oscar Win

    Feb 26, 12 by LaRita Shelby Leave a comment


    2012 Best Supporting Actress *Los Angeles — The National Domestic Workers Alliance congratulates actress Octavia Spencer on winning the Oscar for best supporting actress for her performance as Minny, a domestic worker, in “The Help.” At a special Oscar viewing party in Los Angeles, domestic workers erupted in applause at Ms. Spencer’s win, chanting, “We […]