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People Magazine offends with mammy tweet about Viola Davis

By BYP @blackyouthproj 9:30 am September 26, 2014 Yesterday was a huge night for Viola Davis. Her show “How to Get Away With Murder,” created by Thursday night dominator Shonda Rhimes, premiered and it was pretty much a huge hit. But a tweet during the show’s premiere has offended many. Instead of praising Viola, or […]

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Nicki Minaj attributes more natural, toned down look to confidence

By BYP @blackyouthproj 2:07 pm September 10, 2014 If you’ve been keeping up with Nicki Minaj, then you’ll notice the rapper has dropped her colorful and oddball style for a more natural and sophisticated look. Why? Because she’s more comfortable in her skin.

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‘Exodus’ director addresses casting controversy

By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:43 pm August 29, 2014 In response to criticism that he white-washed his film Exodus, director Ridley Scott talked about why he chose all white actors for his film. Christian Bale was tapped to play the lead role of Moses, and the rest of the cast is as white as they come despite the movie […]

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Donald Glover to play Spiderman, the animated version

By BYP @blackyouthproj 2:08 pm August 28, 2014 Well it’s finally happening–almost. Community star Donald Glover expressed interest in playing the lead role in The Amazing Spiderman in 2010. His fans took his request pretty seriously, and launched a social media campaign complete with a #donald4spiderman hashtag to make this a reality.  The role ultimately went to Andrew […]

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White people steal the show once again in film about Moses

By BYP @blackyouthproj 2:17 pm August 6, 2014 Exodus: Gods and Kings is slated to be released in December of this year. While the story talks about the character of Moses, the film is receiving backlash for once again whitewashing its characters. 

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LaVerne Cox makes history yet again: becomes first transgender woman nominated for Emmy

By BYP @blackyouthproj 2:00 pm July 10, 2014 Laverne Cox has just made history. Cox has become the first transgender person to be nominated for an Emmy. Cox is up for the “Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series” for her work on the Netflix hit, Orange is the New Black. The show received 12 nominations.

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Dick Gregory honored with star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

By BYP @blackyouthproj 9:10 am June 23, 2014 Legendary comedian/activist Dick Gregory is among 30 honorees selected to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2015.

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Jem and the Holograms actress much lighter than cartoon


By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:26 pm April 25, 2014 Many 80s kids were excited to learn about the upcoming movie Jem and the Holograms, based on the 80s animated series Jem. The cast for the movie has just been announced, and producers have tapped Aurora Perrineau, daughter of actor Harold Perrineau of Lost and The Best Man fame to play The Holograms […]

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Every single lead actor in the ‘Gods of Egypt’ is white


By BYP @blackyouthproj 2:47 pm April 4, 2014 Last Wednesday, creation of Alex Proyas’ Gods of Egypt began. The $150 million film centers on the showdown between the evil god Set and Horus. The issue? All of the lead actors are white. Gerard Butler stars as Set and Game of Thrones star Nikolaj Coster-Waldeu plays Horus. 

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Erika Alexander on why Hollywood is racist

By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:31 am March 11, 2014 “Living Single” actress Erika Alexander has a bone to pick with Hollywood. Having been in the industry for more than 20 years, the actress has experienced marginalization firsthand while seeking roles. Alexander took to her website to air her frustrations out with racist Hollywood, and to discuss […]

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