Tag: Black Panther

Overview of Oscar statues on display at 'Meet the Oscars' at the Time Warner Center on February 25, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)

Major Backlash Follows the Addition of Popular Film Oscar Category

Big changes are coming to the Academy Awards, including the addition of a popular film award category and the promise of a shorter ceremony in an effort to combat declining viewership and criticisms that the awards are out of touch with the mainstream. But the Wednesday morning announcement was also met with immediate backlash online, raising questions about what the new category would mean for a film like “Black Panther,” a global blockbuster which has also been talked about as a favorite contender for the best picture Oscar.

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Sonnie Johnson: Auntie Maxine’s Bad Idea

On this week’s Did She Say That, Sonnie Johnson chats about the state of American civility with the recent call from U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) to confront Trump administration officials anywhere in public.

Clouds are shown over the iconic Hollywood sign Thursday Feb. 27, 2014 in Los Angeles. Southern California got an overnight soaking Thursday as residents prepared for a second, more powerful storm that could bring heavier rain and prompted fears of mudslides in communities along fire-scarred foothills. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

Box Office Suffers Worst March in Years

Hollywood is suffering one of the worst domestic March downturns in its recent history, according to the latest box office figures.

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NFL, NBA Players Host Free Screenings of ‘Black Panther’

Black Panther has drawn huge crowds and shattered box office records, since it premiered last weekend. The film, which features a black superhero and a predominantly black cast, is not your normal superhero flick.

Michael B. Jordan, Chadwick Boseman, and Sydelle Noel in Black Panther (Marvel Studios, 2018)

‘Black Panther’ Criticized for Lack of LGBT Representation

Marvel Studio’s upcoming blockbuster Black Panther has been criticized for its lack of LGBT representation, and the particular exclusion of a lesbian scene featured in the comic book on which the superhero film is based.

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Anti-Cop Beyoncé Silent as Police Slaughtered in Her Native Texas

Pop queen Beyoncé was conspicuously silent Friday after gunmen shot and killed five police officers and wounded seven more at a Black Lives Matter protest in her native Texas, despite posting an impassioned plea for an end to police brutality just a few hours earlier.

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Pittsburgh Police Officers Boycotting Beyoncé Concert May Be Forced to Work Security

There are reportedly several Pittsburgh police officers refusing to work security for Beyoncé’s May 31 concert at Heinz Field, due to what they call the singer’s anti-police lyrics in her latest Black Lives Matter-themed album, “Lemonade.” But city officials may force those officers to provide security for the show.