The film "12 Years a Slave" won in major categories last night at the
Oscars, namely for its Best Picture award. The film also won for Best
Supporting Actress (Lupita Nyong'o) and Best Adapted Screenplay (John
Hiring on the basis of race or gender is supposedly illegal… but it
happens. And in the new book, “For Discrimination” by Randall Kennedy, we
read why the author believes that affirmative action is an idea that
needs to stay.
In 2013, the movie industry released over 10 black movies including Oscar contender 12 Years A Slave and Mandela’s biopic The Long Walk To Freedom. Although there are many factors contributing to the success of these
films, including great talent and story lines, catering
to an African American consumer-driven audience continues to prove
Amid controversy over not hiring enough African American comedians on
the show, NBC's iconic Saturday Night Live variety show has added Sasheer Zamata to its 2014
lineup. Over the past 38 years since the show began, it has only had
four African American women onboard including the hilarious Maya Rudolph
who left in 2007.