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Multimedia news for Jan. 20, 2016
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#OscarsSo
White creator April Reign speaks on the Boycott
        ...her three word creation a disrupters to the Hollywood Good ol boy' network...!!      "Older white males don't necessarily have the impetus to change the status quo," . .... for more

Multimedia news for Jan. 20, 2016
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Spike Lee made it clear he's tightropeing the #Oscarssowhite controversy
       "Feb. 28th, we'll be at the game. Lee said on Good Morning America.
       You could see the sarcastic uncomfort on his face as George Stefanopolis of ABC's Good Morning America pressed for Lee to take a side on the controversy.
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Multimedia news for Jan. 19, 2016
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Maya Angelou Documentary Pays Tribute to 1950's  'Miss Calypso'
       Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise -- the first feature documentary about the icon, who died in 2014 at age 86 -- explores her many endeavors, including her heyday performing the popular Afro-Caribbean music off-Broadway and in the 1957 film Calypso Heat Wave. 
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UF ... Multimedia Article Archives for January 2016

Multimedia news for Jan. 21, 2016
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Hollywood's Double Standard feeds conservative fodder
       Ultra-conservatives argue that that we should be one society without separatism yet ...Minority actor's have to get stereotyped roles in order to work. 
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Multimedia news for Jan. 21, 2016
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Quincy Jones Threatens To Sit Out Oscars Over Lack Of Black Nominees
       'Q' could be the next celebrity to sit out this year's Academy Awards over the exclusion of black nominees in the acting categories unless he gets his 5 minutes his way   ...  for more

Multimedia news for Jan. 21, 2016
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Meet Shani
Hilton - Executive News editor of Buzzfeed
        "Overall, it's been a lot of fun to learn about new kinds of journalism,  ....  for more

Multimedia news for Jan. 21, 2016
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Facebook Built Its Own Game Hub for Live Sports Stats
       incl play-by-play updates, live stats and expert commentary         ...  for more

Multimedia news for Jan. 21, 2016
......Apple's New Music Memos app
Is Your Acoustic Notepad, makes mobile recording easy
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Multimedia news for Jan. 21, 2016
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BET Fires Back at Stacey Dash After Her Call to Shut Down Network
       It should be no surprise that Fox News would call on Stacey Dash to stir things up and get their Network in the news.
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Multimedia news for Jan. 22, 2016
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Dame Dash Addresses His Cousin Stacey Dash's Conservative anti BET & Black History rant 
      "..I'm not happy the Dash name is attached to coonism"... for more

Multimedia news for Jan. 22, 2016
......And then there was...
the new Fox hire who may follow in her footsteps
 ,.. Chrystal Wright who appears on where else,... "Fox & Friends" who continued where Dash left off with a new angle, The Democratic party ...... for more

Multimedia news for Jan. 22, 2016
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How Stacey Dash landed an acting role as a Black Republican who hates Black people        The Clueless star recently grabbed national headlines by blasting Black History Month, the BET Awards, and the NAACP Awards while on Fox News' "Fox and Friends," The D-List actress was headed for obscurity and she needed a platform,.. Enter Fox News. .. for more

Multimedia news for Jan. 17, 2016
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From Immigrant to Vixen to Entrepreneur: Meet the real Rosa Acosta
       She made her video/vixen debut in Drake's July 2009 video "Best I Ever Had". Although not a lead vixen she certainly made an impression.        "I never wanted to be a model and be in music videos, this is not something that I dreamed about.." .... for more

Multimedia news for Jan. 30, 2016
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Timbaland and La La Anthony team up for HipHop Docuseries 
       in the works that will focus on one of the leading casting agencies for booking hip-hop music videos and urban fashion models, Face Time Agency. 
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Multimedia news for Jan. 30, 2016
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Stevie J hints he may have smashed a Kardashian
       Stevie J has really made a name for himself when it comes to the many women he has invited on his "bus" but there's news insinuating that one of his many women is a Kardashian!
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Multimedia news for Jan. 30, 2016
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Blac Chyna was arrested for public intoxication on Friday in Austin, Texas, ET confirms.
       The 27-year-old model, who has made headlines this week for her new relationship with Rob Kardashian, was allegedly "heavily intoxicated" on her flight from LAX,..
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Multimedia news 
for Jan. 31, 2016
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You Tube Red subscription service features a Lilly Singh documentary
       YouTube is getting ready to roll out its first slate of originals in early February, and it's giving them a promotional push at Sundance Film Festival. .
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Multimedia news 
for Jan. 31, 2016
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Netflix and Amazon offer indie filmmakers hope (and lots of money)
       The biggest players at the Sundance Film Festival are Hollywood outsiders. Amazon and Netflix, with their deep pockets and big ambitions, have picked up several films and have driven up the bidding for others. ..  for more

Multimedia news 
for Jan. 31, 2016
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Viola Davis at SAG Awards: 'Diversity Is Not a Trending Topic'
       Viola Davis responded to the "OscarsSoWhite" campaign at the SAG Awards by saying actors of color would find ways to be excellent whether the Oscars recognize them or not.
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Multimedia news for Jan. 31, 2016
...... Winners & Nominations for the 2016 SAG Awards .....
       Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a        Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Winner: "Spotlight"
Other nominees: "Beasts of No Nation," "The Big Short," "Straight Outta Compton," "Trumbo"   view the full list of nominees/winners

Multimedia news for Jan. 31, 2016
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Sag Awards 2016 a statement on Diversity that Oscar could learn from
       Members of the Screen Actors Guild proved far more inclusive than their film academy counterparts Saturday night, honoring a diverse array of actors ...  for more

Multimedia news for Jan. 29, 2016
......Kevin Hart
just let loose on a Twitter user who accused the comedian of making "stereotypical" black movies.
       The Ride Along 2 star fired off a series responses after
TaShyon Laneigh tweeted at him on Thursday,
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Multimedia news for Jan. 29, 2016
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Wendy Williams SLAMS Kimye: It's a Sham Marriage
       The talk show host was up to her usual tricks on Thursday morning, going off on a topic she knows nothing about with a ridiculous opinion means to get her attention.
       ...  for more 

Multimedia news for Jan. 29, 2016
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The Roots Being Sued by Ex-Bass Player Leonard 'Hub' Hubbard
       claiming the group has cut him out financially since he left in 2007. Hubbard joined the Philadelphia-based crew in 1992 and had an impressive 15-year run with them as their bassist. ...  for more 

Multimedia news for Jan. 28, 2016
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The Miami Herald did a followup article on Lebron after chatter is growing on his bullying tendencies....
       Who believes that LeBron is unfairly "misconstrued" (his word) as a power-hungry, coach-killing control freak?
      ..  for more....

Multimedia news for Jan. 28, 2016
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"I have earned the right to have my voice heard" says one "Older white male" the endangered Oscar species
       Sam Weisman, the director of 'The Out-of-Towners' and an active mentor, sees his life's work being devalued by new Academy rules.
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Multimedia news for Jan. 28, 2016
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Ice Cube And Straight Outta Compton Cast Didn't Get Invited To The Oscars
       ... The two award nods went to white screenwriters, so do they care,? .
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Multimedia news for Jan. 28, 2016
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Gina Rodriguez Responds to #OscarsSoWhite With #Movement
Mondays to Celebrate Latino Talent
       her
 goal to generate more onscreen  .
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Nothing but Net .. Multimedia news 
for Jan. 28, 2016
 ......Amber Rose to Kanye West
No More Ass Play for You ... After Wiz Attack:
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Nothing but Net .. Multimedia news for Jan. 28, 2016
 ...... Amber Rose: It would be HILARIOUS
if Rob Knocked Up Blac Chyna ."....
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Nothing but Net .. Multimedia news for Jan. 28, 2016
 ......Nothing but Net "Empire" creator Lee Daniels to helm a documentary
on the Famous Harlem, NY Apollo Theatre
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Multimedia news for Jan. 28, 2016
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The Oscars Documentary Field Is Strong With No Sure Bets 
       the entries include, .."What Happened, Miss Simone?" .
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Multimedia news for Jan. 27, 2016
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Stacey Dash Asks for an Apology From Critics, Claims Morgan Freeman Shares Her Views - ...  
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After receiving major backlash for her recent comments calling for the elimination of Black History Month and the BET Network, the actress and Fox correspondent says she deserves an apology from all her critics. 
     
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Multimedia news 
for Jan. 27, 2016
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Heat minority owner says 'LeBron screwed us badly' 
       Heat minority owner Raanan Katz had some harsh words for LeBron James.
       "LeBron screwed us badly," Katz said during a panel discussion, via Bleacher Report
. "We made the wrong decisions because of LeBron James
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Multimedia news for Jan. 27, 2016
 ......Gabrielle Union ",.. who's Stacey Dash...
      
Actress Gabrielle Union is taking aim at Stacey Dash after the Fox News contributor last week questioned the BET channel's existence. When asked about Dash's comments at the Sundance Film Festival premiere of "The Birth of a Nation" on Monday, Union first replied, "Who's that? 
      
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Multimedia news 
for Jan. 27, 2016
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Joseph
Fiennes a white actor Will Play Michael Jackson In The Weirdest Road Trip Movie Of All Time
       Michael Jackson, Marlon Brando and Elizabeth Taylor take a road-trip to Ohio after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. It's an actual plot, for a movie, based on what's rumored to be a true story .
   
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Multimedia news
for Jan. 27, 2016
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O.J. Simpson Furious That "No One Had The Balls" To consult him for upcoming FX Miniseries
       'OJ is mad because he is being ignored,' a prison friend reveals to Daily Mail Online. Mad that no one at Fox or Gooding himself wanted his opinion.
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Multimedia news for Jan. 26, 2016
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Blac Chyna w Rob Hardashian :A Blac Widow spinnin her web
       The picture that rocked a million boats,.. The Blac Chyna/Rob Kardashian alleged hookup was the hookup no one saw coming except Chyna of course. 
     
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Multimedia news for Jan. 26, 2016
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Toni Braxton: Unbreak My Heart, a ratings smash for Lifetime Network
       The Saturday night debut of the network's biopic according to Nielsen's ratings, pulled in it's highest viewing since the January 2015 premiere of the Whitney Houston biopic,.
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Multimedia news for Jan. 26, 2016
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Twitter erupts with praise for Lifetime's Toni Braxton biopic Unbreak My Heart
       It didn't take long for celebrities and fans alike to come together to praise the much anticipated movie which premiered on Saturday night.
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Multimedia news for Jan. 26, 2016
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"Straight Outta Compton" star Corey Hawkins has nabbed the lead role of the revival series "24:Legacy."
 a new character that supplants Jack Bauer, the counter-terrorism agent played by Kiefer Sutherland in the original series.
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Multimedia news for Jan. 26, 2016
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'Birth of a Nation' Sets Record With $17.5M Sale to Fox Searchlight @ Sundance
       Ironically entitled 'Birth of a Nation' the film shares the title of Hollywoods first and most controversial films on America's history.  This film is from a Black Perspective.
       
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Multimedia news for Jan. 25, 2016
......The IMDb Studio Interview (John Legend and Jurnee Smollett-Bell on Their New Series "Underground")
the series focuses on the courageous men and women who risked their lives to break free from slavery. ...for more

Multimedia news for Jan. 25, 2016
......Following soccer's lead: Africans will proliferate NBA,
says Toronto Raptors president Masai Ujiri's. ...for more

Multimedia news for Jan. 24, 2016
......Tyronn Lue hiring 'a compromise' for LeBron James' camp
After the Cavaliers pathetic showing vs the Bulls sat, one thing was clear, a change in coaches is not the sole solution to what ail's this Lebron led team. . ... for more

Multimedia news for Jan. 24, 2016
......Made for the part ... Meet Lex Scott-Davis starring in the Toni Braxton Biopic "UnbreakMyHeart"
You really couldn't help but cringe when the news broke that Lifetime would take yet another popular R&B star and turn the story into a biopic. ... for more

Multimedia news
for Jan. 24, 2016
......Tamar, Towanda And Traci Braxton React To 'Unbreak My Heart' Biopic
Lifetime's biopic "Toni Braxton: Unbreak My Heart" aired Saturday night, and the 48-year-old singer and her sisters live-tweeted along with the audience to share their thoughts on the movie.
... for more

Multimedia news
for Jan. 24, 2016
......'Sleight': A film to watch ... A Sundance Review
With the Sundance Film Fest in the spotlight Hollywood studio's have their eye out for standout's that could be potential box office potential. The chatter is building for the film "Sleight".
.. for more

Multimedia news
for Jan. 24, 2016
......Religion is 'Keeping the faith' with Snapchat
Finding God On Snapchat: Jews, Christians And Muslims Connect With Millennial Believers One Snap At A Time
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Multimedia news for Jan. 24, 2016
......2016 Producers Guild Awards winners
Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures Winner: Brad Pitt & Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner for "The Big Short"
... for the full list

Multimedia news for Jan. 23, 2016
......Will Smith's ex-wife Sheree Fletcher slams gay rumors: and Trans actress
Arquette alledged accusal that Smith was having a homosexual relationship ...  'I did not find Will in bed with a man'
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Multimedia news for Jan. 23, 2016
......Trans actress Alexis Arquette slams Will & Jada, for being hypocrites ...
Arquette  says she'll listen to Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith when they come clean about their "gay" orientation ..." When you come out i'll listen" 
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Multimedia news for Jan. 20, 2016
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Nickelodeon Telenovela Adaptation to Be First Global Series Produced at Viacom Miami Studio
       Viacom's Nickelodeon on Wednesday unveiled telenovela I Am Frankie, an adaptation of a Latin American series,   . . .... for more

Multimedia news for Jan. 19, 2016
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'Fresh Prince
of Bel-Air' Actress Janet Hubert Slams Jada Pinkett Smith Over Oscars Boycott
       Keep in mind Hubert and Will Smith have a history of bad blood. . ....
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Multimedia news for Jan. 19, 2016
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Idris Elba slams British TV for it's Lack of diversity 
       Elba, the London-born star of "The Wire" and "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" told an audience at Parliament that Britain was successful, diverse and multicultural - but "you wouldn't know it if you turned on the TV."
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Multimedia news for Jan. 19, 2016
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'Classless Cam Newton' is the subject of a new open letter and it's beautiful 
       Carolina QB Cam Newton showed a bit of crass exhuberance after it's defeat of Seattle Seahawks tossing their 12 man flag to the ground, it touched a nerve in one Seattle fan and she let Newton know in a a way that had The Carolina organization cluthching their heart.
     
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Multimedia news for Jan. 19, 2016
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ZTE's latest phone has an eye for security
       The Nubia Prague S 
launched on Monday is packed full of premium specifications can be unlocked via an eye scan.
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Multimedia news for Jan. 18, 2016
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Critics' Choice Awards 2016 winners:
       On Sunday night in Santa Monica, California, the 21st annual Critics' Choice Awards were handed out to honor the best in film and television.
       This year, that meant Spotlight and Mad Max: Fury Road.  ... for more

Multimedia news for Jan. 18, 2016
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RHWOATL's Apollo Nida Says Kandi & Todd Are The Only RHOA Stars Who Take His Prison Calls
      Phaedra's
 incarcerated hubby Apollo Nida has recently admitted that only two people from the RHOA have reached out to him while he's been locked up. ... for more

Multimedia news for Jan. 18, 2016
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The Real Housewives of Potomac: Meet the Cast!
       Bravo really is introducing two new additions to The Real Housewives franchise in 2016: The Real Housewives of Dallas and... The Real Housewives of Potomac?!?
      But is Bravo stretching his Golden Goose too thin?... for more

Multimedia news for Jan. 18, 2016
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Tila Tequila Begs for Rent Money, Actually Gets It 
              The former internet & reality starlet opened a GoFundMe page last week, asking fans to donate so that she could afford rent and furniture for her and her young daughter.
       .... for more

Multimedia news for Jan. 18, 2016
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Netflix to spend
$6 billion on content this year
       Despite business analysts outlooks for slower growth, and the question of....
       "Is there too much TV?"  the company expand it's programming with a 6 B as in Billion pricetag.  ...  for more

Multimedia news for Jan. 18, 2016
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Deniz Gamze Erguven talks women in film and Oscar-nominated Mustang. 
        Her debut, Mustang, premiered at Cannes and won the Europa Cinemas Label Award and, just this week, was nominated for Best Foreign Lanuage Film for the 88th Annual Academy Awards. 
       .... for more

Multimedia news for Jan. 17, 2016
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The Rio Olympics are a mess 7 months before the opening ceremony
       The 2016 Summer Olympics kicks off on August 5 in Rio de Janeiro, but with less than seven months until the Opening Ceremony, a slew of problems still show no signs of improvement. 
       ... for more

Multimedia news for Jan. 17, 2016
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Will Packer speaks out on the 2016 #Oscarssowhite controversy 
        "Straight Outta Compton" producer Will Packer took to Facebook yesterday to give his thoughts on the lack of diversity reflected in this year's Oscar nominations.
      .... for more

Multimedia news for Jan. 17, 2016
......Jada Pinkett Smith lashes out at the Academy Awards
"At The Oscars - We're Rarely Recognized"
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Multimedia news for Jan. 16, 2016
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Comedians Chris & Dexter Tucker dad, Norris Tucker Sr., passed away at his home near Atlanta 
 According to a Facebook post by Dexter Tucker (Chris' brother),      .. for more

Multimedia news for Jan. 16, 2016
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David Bowie: The Story Behind His Many Faces
       Photographer Terry O'Neill reminisces about photographing David Bowie throughout the singer's many transformations over the decades.
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Multimedia news for Jan. 16, 2016
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The Story Behind The New 'Sesame Street' And Its Journey To HBO
       The rent is high at 123 Sesame Street. We look at the strategic reasons, the two companies are coming together... for more

Multimedia news for Jan. 16, 2016
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"24" is getting a reboot, without Jack Bauer
       On Friday, Fox ordered a pilot for a new and rebooted version of its spy thriller series titled "24: Legacy."
        ...  for more

Multimedia news for Jan. 15, 2016
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Isn't it time for Blacks to Protest Hollywood ... #Waitforthestream
       The over-whelmingly white list of Oscar nominees put the hashtag #OscarsSoWhite in the top trending which ignited scathing criticism on oth sides of the race-card issue.
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Multimedia news 
for Jan. 15, 2016
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Call for Action against Hollywood White-Washing
       The Los Angeles chapter of the National Action Network calls for "TV Tune Out" of broadcast
       Al Sharpton's Civil Rights group is calling for a boycott of this year's Oscars ceremony over the lack of any actors of color in the four main acting categories, .. for more

Multimedia news for Jan. 15, 2016
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Lack Of Color In Oscar Nominations Frustrates Academy President
       While Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs expressed her fustration, we as people of color have to look at this scenario and say to ourselves,..  Isn't this a modern day re-hash of "The Spook that sat by the door" ......
      
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Multimedia news for Jan. 15, 2016
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Pregnant Draya Michele faces reality of raising child alone w/o Orlando Scandrick
       Not long after announcing her pregnancy, former "Basketball Wives" star Draya Michele and her fiance Orlando Scandrick have called it quits, again! On Thursday night, Jan. 14, Michele confirmed the split via Instagram writing: ....  for more

Multimedia news for Jan. 15, 2016
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Columbus Short and Karrine Steffans Man & Wife !?!
       After experiencing the rise and fall of Hiphop Bawse Rick Ross & Vixen Lira Galore then excuse us for being sceptical about this latest announcement.
       Oh and by the way, the two are also working on a movie called "Meet The Shorts."    ... for more 

Multimedia news for Jan. 15, 2016
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Ice Cube responds to Oscars' "Straight Outta Compton" snub:
       Many fans were upset that the blockbuster N.W.A biopic "Straight Outta Compton" wasn't nominated for multiple Oscars when the nominees were announced ... for more

Multimedia/Sports
news for Jan. 14, 2016
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Hall of Fame sportscaster Jim Simpson of ESPN's early days dies
       ESPN's first play-by-play announcer, Jim Simpson, died Wednesday morning in Scottsdale, Arizona, after a short illness, his family said. He was 88.
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