Straight Outta Compton

Academy President Pledges ‘Big Changes’ to Fix White Oscars Problem

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) president Cheryl Boone Isaacs said Monday she was “heartbroken” after the organization behind the Academy Awards nominated exclusively white actors in top acting acting categories for a second straight year, and vowed “big changes” were in store to combat what some critics call a major diversity problem at Hollywood’s biggest night.

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L.A. Pol Slams ‘Straight Outta Compton’ Release

A former Los Angeles City councilman and LAPD officer blasted the timing of the release of Straight Outta Compton, saying that it exacerbates current tensions between citizens and police departments. According to CBS Los Angeles, Dennis Zine, who also helps

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