01:42 PM EDT 01/24/2016
Originally posted 01/22/2016 08:20PM
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Friday it is introducing a "sweeping series" of measures to deliver on their promise to double the number of diverse members by 2020.
Following the news, several celebrities took to social media to share their reactions amid controversy over all-white acting nominees for the Oscars.
Originally posted 01/19/2016 08:40PM
Al Sharpton is calling for an Oscars boycott with a strategy aimed to affect ratings and advertisers.
Spike Lee Takes to the Streets to Protest Gun Violence after Chi-Raq Premiere – and Blasts Chicago Mayor Mayor Rahm Emanuel
Originally posted 12/02/2015 01:30PM
Spike Lee and the cast of his new feature film Chi-Raq opted to mark the movie's premiere on Tuesday night with a political protest rather than a star-studded party.
Originally posted 06/15/2015 06:15PM
There are drawbacks to being the president – long hours, constant criticism, life under a microscope. But the job also has its perks, like having Prince and Stevie Wonder come over to your house for a private concert!
Originally posted 10/31/2014 05:20PM
The Rev. Al Sharpton is truly a shadow of his former self.
Originally posted 08/25/2014 11:15AM
The father of a black 18-year-old shot to death by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, pleaded Sunday for a "day of silence" as he lays his son to rest Monday.
Originally posted 07/21/2013 09:00AM
Thousands gathered in more than 100 cities across the U.S. Saturday to protest Stand Your Ground laws and to show support for Trayvon Martin, an unarmed teenager shot and killed last year by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman, who was found not guilty by a jury in his murder case July 13.
And Beyoncé and Jay-Z were among them.
The superstar couple attended a rally in Manhattan alongside a reported 2,000 protesters, including MSNBC's Rev. Al Sharpton and Martin's mother, Sybrina Fulton.
"Jay-Z and Beyonce said they didn't want to speak and they didn't come for a photo op," Sharpton said, according to reports. "Jay-Z told me, 'I'm a father. Beyoncé is a mother.' We all feel the pain and apprehension – the laws must protect everybody, or it doesn't protect anybody ... We do not come from hate, we come from love of children."
Originally posted 05/02/2011 11:35AM
Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon got the gift of parenthood on their third anniversary Saturday and still kept up the tradition of renewing their wedding vows – with the help of the Rev. Al Sharpton.
"I am just leaving Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon. She had twins yesterday on their 3rd anniversary. I had prayer with them and the babies," Sharpton Tweeted Sunday. "I also conducted the renewal of their vows and the blessing of the newborn twins. Mariah looks GREAT, and the babies are beautiful."
Before the baby boy and girl were born in L.A. on Saturday, Cannon, 30, joked on his radio show earlier in the week that he and Carey, 42, might have to renew their vows in the hospital. As it turned out, he was right.
Originally posted 11/01/2007 02:45PM
The Rev. Al Sharpton says he is willing to meet Duane "Dog" Chapman, the A&E reality star who is under fire for making racist remarks, and would like Chapman to join in an upcoming march on Washington, D.C., to demonstrate his opposition to hate crimes and racism.
Sharpton's v.p. of communications, Rachel Noerdlinger, confirms that the Dog the Bounty Hunter star, 54, has called the minster's National Action Network several times in the past day, seeking a meeting following the public airing of a taped phone call in which Chapman makes racist slurs.
Originally posted 09/26/2002 11:25AM
A hit is a hit, and rapper Ice Cube's movie, "Barbershop," is definitely one of them. For the past two weeks, the ensemble comedy has been No. 1 at the box office, generating about $40 million in ticket sales.
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