These performances were woefully overlooked by the Academy This Sunday, Hollywood rolls out the red carpet for the 84th Annual Academy Awards. The African-American community has a vested interest in this year’s awards race with Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer up for Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress for their roles as domestic workers in […]

I had to literally rewind my tivo during the 84th Annual Academy Awards to confirm Billy Crystal’s offensive joke about black women in Hollywood. Post Octavia Spencer’s Supporting Actress win for The Help, the Oscar host returned from commercial break: “I loved that movie (The Help)…when I saw it, I wanted to hug the first black woman that I […]