#OscarsSoWhite creator announces a new, free hiring site to help diverse media professionals find work

It’s been two years since the #OscarsSoWhite campaign helped to—incrementally—push forward the conversation about the lack of diversity on display at the Academy Awards, both in terms of the films being considered, and the people voting on how to hand them out. Originally created by April Reign, the campaign’s ongoing…

UPDATED: 25 members ask the Academy, “WTF was up with those Asian jokes?”

In case you missed this year’s Academy Awards, during the ceremony Chris Rock performed a controversial skit in which he brought out three Asian children and introduced them as Academy accountants from PricewaterhouseCoopers. He then followed up the introduction with, “If anybody’s upset about that joke, just tweet…

Kevin Hart and Room’s Jacob Tremblay among first sampling of Oscar presenters

In a move that may or may not be strategically connected to the whole #OscarsSoWhite situation, the Academy has released its first, noticeably diverse batch of presenters for the upcoming 88th Academy Awards. First reported by Deadline, it’s a list that begins with a couple of cute, short people—Kevin Hart and Room’s…

This cut of every black actor who’s won an Oscar highlights the Academy’s problems

For 88 years, the Academy Awards have doled out awards to various people for their achievements in film. Yet out of those 88 years, only 66 black people have been nominated for acting awards with only 14 taking home the Oscar. It’s a pretty damning statistic, and it’s part of the systemic issues that have come to the…

UPDATED: Chris Rock is rewriting his Oscars monologue to address #OscarsSoWhite controversy

Chris Rock is on top of this whole Oscars controversy thing. Displaying the kind of adaptability and skill that have led the Academy to hold emergency meetings to figure out how to allow black people to do more than just host, Rock has completely revised the show he was planning to do for the Oscars ceremony this…