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The Academy Got It Wrong: Black Oscar Winners and the Roles They Should Have Won For

  • By Jai Tiggett
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  • February 28, 2014 10:30 AM
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In anticipation of the Academy Award ceremony this weekend, here’s a look back at the black actors who’ve taken home the Oscar, and which other roles they should have won for, if any.

2014 PAFF Review: Patrik-Ian Polk's 'Blackbird'

  • By Jai Tiggett
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  • February 19, 2014 4:07 PM
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With past films like The Skinny and Noah’s Arc: Jumping the Broom, writer-director Patrik-Ian Polk has become known for steamy ensemble dramedies about the lives and romantic woes of black gay men. His latest, Blackbird, while focused on a younger set of characters with tamer sexual history, has Polk’s imprint all over it, painting a vivid picture of the struggle, shame and awkwardness that comes with growing up black and gay in a tiny Mississippi town.

Isaiah Washington, Mo’Nique, Orlando Jones, Danielle Watts Board Choice Skinner's 'We Are Family'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 13, 2014 7:30 PM
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Isaiah Washington, Mo’Nique, Orlando Jones, Danielle Watts Board Choice Skinner's 'We Are Family'

Exclusive First Look At Poster Art For Patrik-Ian Polk's Drama 'Blackbird' (World Premiere At PAFF 2/16)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 12, 2014 11:39 AM
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Exclusive First Look At Poster Art For Patrik-Ian Polk's Drama 'Blackbird' (World Premiere At PAFF 2/16)

Mo'Nique Heading Back To TV To Host LHH-NYC 2-Part Special

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 30, 2014 11:17 AM
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Mo'Nique Heading Back To TV To Host LHH-NYC 2-Part Special

Mo'Nique Will Return To The Big Screen To Co-Star & Exec Produce Patrik-Ian Polk's 'Blackbird'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 6, 2014 5:29 PM
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Mo'Nique Will Return To The Big Screen To Co-Star & Exec Produce Patrik-Ian Polk's 'Blackbird'

Growing Resentment Of Oscar Campaigns Recalls Mo'Nique's Controversial 'Precious' Choice

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • December 23, 2013 3:18 PM
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Growing Resentment Of Oscar Campaigns Recalls Mo'Nique's Controversial 'Precious' Choice
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Mo'Nique May Join Already-Crowded Daytime Talk Show Circuit - In Talks w/ ABC To Host

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 2, 2013 11:23 AM
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In July, the rumor was that a new BET show had been offered, but that was never confirmed. Although maybe it wasn't entirely a rumor after all, as it's been formally announced today that Mo’Nique, is indeed in talks to host a new talk show, but not with BET.

Mo'Nique In Production On New Pilot For BET - But What Could It Be?

  • By Sergio
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  • July 8, 2013 4:00 PM
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Aside from her recent 82-pound weight loss, there hasn't been any news about Mo'Nique for quite a while. That is until now.

With Growing Resentment Of Oscar Campaigns, A Look Back At Mo'Nique's Controversial Choice

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 4, 2013 1:27 PM
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Suddenly, even though she was practically crucified in the mainstream press for not playing the Oscar campaign game (an Oscar she eventually won anyway), Mo'Nique's public decision may not seem so ridiculous as many felt it was at the time. 
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