Original "Aunt Viv" Janet Hubert Blasts Will And Jada Smith For Oscars Boycott 

On Monday (Jan. 18), Jada Pinkett-Smith took to Facebook to announce her boycott of the 2016 Oscars, and to encourage other entertainers of color not to “beg” for recognition. In her video, which has since gone viral, Smith stated, “Begging for acknowledgement, or even asking, diminishes dignity. And it diminishes power.” And while many of the masses were on board for the actress’ crusade, one “blacktress” in particular was not here for her rhetoric: former The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air star, Janet Hubert. Posting a video response of her own, Hubert did not mince words with her critical response to The Smiths.

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Posted by Latoya Tuesday, January 19, 2016 11:24:00 AM

Jada Pinkett Smith Debates Boycotting the Oscars Over The Lack of Diversity 

Actress Jada Pinkett Smith slammed the Oscars selection committee for only nominating white actors for awards at next month's highly anticipated show — and even questioned whether actors of color should boycott the prestigious ceremony altogether.

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Posted by Azania Monday, January 18, 2016 9:07:00 AM

Luc Besson praises Valerian star Rihanna: 'She is a natural born actress' 

Rihanna has returned to acting in Luc Besson’s Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, and her director is blown away by her performance. 

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Posted by Azania Monday, January 18, 2016 9:00:00 AM
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