(Video) Spike Lee & Jada Pinkett Smith Tells The Academy: “We’re Not Begging For Your Acknowledgment Anymore”

Since the reveal of this year’s Oscar nominations, critics of the 88th Annual Awards show have slammed the Academy for their lack of diversity. Actors and fans alike, have spoken out to express their views and question why so many black films in particular have been tossed aside. Actress Jada Pinkett Smith has been one of the more vocal critics and s he expressed her thoughts on the matter in a statement on Facebook over the weekend. She wrote,

At the Oscars…people of color are always welcomed to give out awards…even entertain, but we are rarely recognized for our artistic accomplishments. Should people of color refrain from participating all together? People can only treat us in the way in which we allow.

Following her statement, Pinkett-Smith shared an emotional video expressing her thoughts further and announcing she will not be attending this years Awards. Check out more below.


(Video) DAMN! Kid Rock Has A Special Message For Confederate Flag Protestors!

Since South Carolina won the battle to bring down the Confederate flag on all government property, the rest of the country is set on making sure that no one glorifies the flag in public. In Detroit, Confederate flag protestors called for punk rocker Kid Rock to denounce the flag once and for all and keep it out of his future shows. Once he caught wind of the situation, Rock issued an official statement on his stance on the controversy. Find out what he had to say after the jump!


NBA: This Might Really Happen! Chris Paul Again Threatens Boycott If Donald Sterling Still Owns Clippers

Chris Paul is playing no games with current Clippers owner Donald Sterling! Ever since his racist remarks were leaked to the world a few months ago, the NBA has been doing all it can to remove Sterling from control of the Clippers. Previously Chris Paul and Doc Rivers had mentioned the idea of boycotting but that scenario went somewhat quiet for a while. With the end of summer approaching fast and training camps arriving before we know it, CP3 is once again talking boycott if Sterling still has control of the team when players report back. The way Sterling is handling things in the courtroom it is very likely he still will be the owner for a while before anything is settled and that does not sit right with Paul.


(Photos) Cassie, Christina Milian, Karrueche, The Game & More Party At #ToXicDayParty In Hollywood

After ending his “beef” with Lure in Hollywood (he claimed they were racist – despite it being black-owned,) The Game showed up to the popular club for the kickoff of the #ToXicDayParty presented by LAs Finest Enterprises and #HashTagYourExperience this past Saturday. Aside from the controversial rapper, there were tons more big names in the building, from NBA star Nick Young (sans beau Iggy Azalea who is busy on a promo tour for her debut album The New Classic,) to Cassie, Christina Milian and my boo Karrueche – who was celebrating her birthday with a Luau theme. Check out a few of the pics in the gallery! Wonder who will show up this Saturday?!


(Video) NBA: Really?! Here’s What LeBron Will Do Next Season If Donald Sterling Still Owns The Clippers

I can’t see this happening and I’d love to hear from LeBron himself on this one.  The Vice President of the Players Association, Roger Mason Jr., revealed to Jim Rome that LeBron will boycott next season if Donald Sterling still owns the Clippers — by NOT playing. Check out the clip…


NBA: Ice Cube Sends Powerful Message About Boycotting Tonight’s Clippers Game

Ice Cube made a strong statement today about boycotting tonight’s Clippers game due to Donald Sterling’s racist comments — and he’s even brought a piece of history into his argument for a boycott. *Side Note: this was before the announcement that Sterling’s been banned* Check out his tweet & let us know what you think…


ScHoolboy Q Plans On Boycotting The Next SXSW?!

If you’re looking forward to seeing ScHoolBoy Q at the next SXSW showcase, try not to hold your breath. While the Oxymoron rapper did perform in Austin, Texas March 13, he says that it will be his last time. Check out the deets down below.


(Photos) He Can’t Win: Angered College Students Protest Robin Thicke’s Concert For ‘Promoting Rape’ In “Blurred Lines”

I believe it is safe to say that Robin Thicke is having an absolutely horrible past few weeks. First, his woman of 20+ years decides to call it quits and now he has angered college students boycotting his shows due to his provocative lyrics. Before Thicke was set to hit the stage in Boston at the Agganis Arena, a crowd of around 20 attempted to get the concert canceled because of the “I know you want it” lyric that “promotes rape culture” from his chart-topping song “Blurred Lines.” The demonstrators held signs revealing their own personal hardships with rape at a young age. However, the show went on as planned. Take a trip to the gallery and see the pics for yourself.


(Photos) SMH: After Calling For A Louis Vuitton Boycott, Kanye & His Crew Are Spotted With LV Luggage

While Kanye West was making his promo rounds in New York this week, he expressed his displeasure with luxury brand Louis Vuitton in multiple interviews, upset that the head of the company denied his request for a meeting.


Kanye West Wants Everyone To Boycott Louis Vuitton!

Hey fashion designers, don’t turn the other cheek when Ye tries to reach out to you — cause he might have the power to stop people from buying your brand (or not.. but still). Kanye West just ordered all of New York City to stop buying Louis Vuitton. Yeezy says, “Everybody in New York City right now, don’t buy any Louis Vuitton until after January.” Kanye says he’s trying to make a statement to the head of Louis Vuitton, Yves Carcelle, who refused to meet with him the last time he was in Paris. Hmmm, men stop buying woman Louis for Christmas? I think not, Ye!


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