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India.Arie pins open letter in response to lack of blacks in Grammys

To say that singer India.Arie didn’t like this past Sunday’s Grammys would be an understatement. In an open letter, the songwriter talked about the dearth of black award winners and black faces on the telecast, and called the awards show a popularity contest.

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‘Awkward Black Girl’ creator Issa Rae joins Forbes’ ’30 Under 30′ list

Each year, Forbes releases their 30 Under 30 Entertainment list  The list reflects some of the hottest online entertainment executives, who are paving their way to stardom via YouTube and other social media platforms. This year, “Awkward Black Girl” and “Rachetpiece Theater” creator Issa Rae has joined the ranks. 

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History made: highest number of Black actor nominations in Golden Globe Awards this year

Although the results of the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards aren’t in yet, history has been made. This year a record eight black stars have received nominations in major categories for the awards. In 2007, five black actors were nominated for a Golden Globe: Jennifer Hudson, Forrest Whitaker, Eddie Murphy, Beyoncé Knowles and Will Smith.

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Radio Interview: The affects of racial categorization in Hollywood

Each week, BYP Web Coordinator Shantell Jamison joins “Music Vox” Host Jesse Menendez on 90.7FM to discuss the latest current events covered by the Black Youth Project. In this conversation, the two discuss an USA Today article that refers to “The Best Man: Holiday” as a “race-themed” film, and the affects of racial categorization in mainstream entertainment and inclusion.

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Jennifer Hudson receives star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Jennifer Hudson’s name became the 2,512th star on the famous Hollywood Walk of Fame Wednesday. The 32-year-old singer and actress smiled as she accepted the honor.

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Gun violence in movies doubles since 1950

Despite numbers not being as high as they were a decade ago, gun violence remains to be a key issue in urban cities. A new study set from publication in next month’s issue of Pediatrics confirms what many have suspected: gun violence in top selling PG-13 movies has been increasing.

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Michael Jackson lawsuit verdict expected soon

The wrongful death lawsuit filed by Michael Jackson’s family against his concert promoter AEG Live is now being deliberated by a jury.
The verdict could have huge implications for how the entertainment industry conducts business with stars.

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Zoe Saldana Hates Questions About Her Ethnicity; Says “People of Color” Don’t Exist

In a recent interview, Saldana asserted that she wishes people would stop asking her about her race, and that “there is no such thing as people of color.”

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VIDEO: Janelle Monåe | The Return of Artistry in R&B, Soul, & Hip Hop

Janelle Monae has been on the scene for a brief minute. Clearly, she’s here to stay! Monae’s style is equivalent to an equinoctial point. In other words, she’s distinctive in fashion, beauty, and music and there’s no one like her. If so, they too are very rare, appearing infrequently throughout a life’s cycle of entertainment, and soon […]

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Beyonce Performing At Super Bowl Halftime Show

According to Rolling Stone, Beyonce is slated to perform at next year’s Super Bowl halftime show. An official announcement is expected Wednesday.

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