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Listen Now: S&A Podcast w/Ashley Akunna, The Creator Of The Petition Against Casting Thandie Newton In "Half Of A Yellow Sun"

Shadow and Act By Cynthia Reid | Shadow and Act February 13, 2012 at 2:48PM

Yesterday's live S&A podcast was a HOT one!  We kicked things off with a very "heated," but insightful conversation with Ashley Akunna, the creator of the petition against Thandie Newton's casting for the film adaptation of the popular novel Half Of A Yellow Sun. She explained her reasonings for developing the petition as well as informed us about the filmmakers very revealing response to it.  Take a listen and tell us, do you think she's correct?  Is this petition an effective way to deal with "colorism" in films?
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podcast pic (Idris, Oscar, Half of a yellow sun)

Yesterday's live S&A podcast was a HOT one!  We kicked things off with a very "heated," but insightful conversation with Ashley Akunna, the creator of the petition against Thandie Newton's casting for the film adaptation of the popular novel Half Of A Yellow Sun. She explained her reasonings for developing the petition as well as informed us about the filmmakers very revealing response to it.  Take a listen and tell us, do you think she's correct?  Is this petition an effective way to deal with "colorism" in films?

Following that, we acknowledged the untimely death of Whitney Houston and what her legacy will be.  Then, we briefly discussed what the Golden Globe win could mean for Idris Elba as well as finally gave some Oscar predictions.  You might be surprised at our picks!

You can listen below or to download the complete episode go HERE.  Remember, join us next Sunday at 4:00pm/ET for another S&A live podcast!

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