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Lynneice Washington has made history as the first African-American woman to become a District Attorney in the state of Alabama.

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The actress took a little jab at the President-elect on Sunday after accepting her lifetime achievement award at the prestigious award show.

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It is not enough to just protest what is not right in Hollywood. In order to make the film industry more diverse, we have to make our own opportunities as well. That is what actress Jada Pinkett Smith is doing with her the “Careers In Entertainment” tours. She and her husband Will Smith launched the […]

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It is not enough to just protest what is not right in Hollywood. In order to make the film industry more diverse, we have to make our own opportunities as well. That is what actress Jada Pinkett Smith is doing with her the “Careers In Entertainment” tours. She and her husband Will Smith launched the […]

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Halle Berry is one of the most sought after actresses in Hollywood. Not only is she talented, but over the years, the 50-year-old star has managed to continuously become one of the most desirable women in show business. And that’s no surprise—she’s absolutely gorgeous. However, this former pageant girl’s beauty didn’t make it any easier […]

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Following legendary singer Prince‘s death, several people have come forward claiming to be related to him in an effort to get a piece of his fortune. So far, 30 individuals who have filed court documents claiming to be related to the singer have been denied. Judge Kevin Eide, who is overseeing the case, is now ordering […]

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On the famed Hollywood Walk of Fame, a group of bold activists added the names of several Black victims of police brutality and violence to unused stars at the popular tourist destination. Michael Brown Jr., Tamir Rice, Eric Garner and little Aiyana Stanley-Jones were among the names emblazoned onto the sidewalk, VIBE reports. The group, […]

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On Tuesday's edition of NewsOne Now, Roland Martin; NPR TV Critic, Eric Deggans; Associate Editor at The Root, Danielle Belton; and Managing Editor at BroadwayBlack.com, April Reign discussed the abysmal diversity numbers in Hollywood.

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With so much attention being paid to the #OscarsSoWhite controversy and the Academy Awards, Roland Martin and NewsOne Now shifted the focus of the conversation from acting nominations to a broader look at the entire movie industry. On Friday’s edition of NewsOne Now, Martin sat down with director/producer Bill Duke, who understands not just what happens […]

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Dr. Darnell Hunt, Director of the Bunche Center at UCLA, joined Roland Martin on NewsOne Now to discuss Hollywood’s diversity numbers behind the Academy Awards and the #OscarsSoWhite controversy. The Bunche Center at UCLA releases an annual diversity report through a series of quantifiable statistics showing where the entertainment industry falls short in inclusion and representation. From […]

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Spike Lee talks with Roland Martin about the epidemic of violence in Chicago and about his new movie, "Chi-Raq."

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In a piece written on The Wrap, he fired back at critics who said his daughter Aurora, whose mother is White, isn’t “Black enough” for her role as the Black character in the film Jem And The Holograms.