Home Invites Members Groups Events Careers Videos News Photos Blogs Polls Singles Forums Chat
Home > Blogs > Post Content

JADA PINKETT SMITH & TIFFANY HADDISH AMONG GROWING NUMBER OF AFRICAN AMERICANS INVITED TO JOIN THE ACADEMY! (481 hits)

In a continued push by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to diversify its membership the Academy invites 928 film artisans into it prestigious organization and actress Jada Pinkett Smith leads the list of growing African Americans invited. In 2016 Smith was a major voice during the #oscarsowhite social media movement after a number of African Americans actors, writers, directors, and producers including her husband Will Smith for his film "CONCUSSION" were excluded from the nominations. It's great to see Jada Pinkett Smith invited to the Academy. If anyone can help bring about change she certainly can!

List of other African Americans invited:
Tiffany Haddish
Jenifer Lewis
Daniel Kaluuya
Roger Guenveur Smith
Dave Chappelle
Andre Holland
Omar Epps
Annjanue ELLIS
Taye Diggs
Bill Bellamy
Blair Underwood
Quvenzhane Ellis
Damon Wayans
Michael K. Williams
Derek Luke
Audra McDonald
Mekhi Phifer
Wendell Pierce
Omar Epps
Tika Sumpter
Larenz Tate
Regina Hall
Dana Gurira
Joy Bryant
Hannibal Buress
Vanessa Bell Calloway

The academy is halfway through its campaign to double the membership of women and minorities by 2020, spurred on by the hashtag #OscarsSoWhite pointing out the lack of people of color in Oscar acting categories.

This year's class is 49 percent female and 38 percent people of color. Should all of this year's invitees elect to join the academy, the overall membership would be 31 percent female and 16 percent non-white, up from 28 percent female and 13 percent non-white in 2017.


Posted By: Tanisha LaVerne Grant
Thursday, June 28th 2018 at 12:04PM
You can also click here to view all posts by this author...

Report obscenity | post comment
Share |
Please Login To Post Comments...
Email:
Password:

 
More From This Author
JEFFREY WRIGHT, ISSA RAE , STERLING K. BROWN & REGINA KING AMONG 2018 EMMY NOMINEES
TRAILER FOR NEW CW SERIES "ALL AMERICAN" TO PREMIERE OCTOBER 10TH AT9/8c
NOMINATED FOR BEST NEW TELEVISION SERIES BY ABFF HONORS "SNOWFALL" PREMIERES SEASON 2 JULY 19TH ON F'X!
JOHN SINGLETON, LL COOL J AMONG CELEBS TO CELEBRATE 30TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE GREAT ADVENTURES OF SLICK RICK
OFFICIAL TRAILER FOR "THE HATE U GIVE" DIRECTED BY GEORGE TILLMAN
LEGENDARY FASHION DESIGNER DAPPER DAN TALKS GUCCI WITH TANISHA LAVERNE GRANT AT THE 13TH APOLLO SPRING GALA
CELEBRITY GUESTS TALK WITH TANISHA LAVERNE GRANT AT THE 13TH ANNUAL APOLLO SPRING GALA
WOMEN OF "POWER" LA LA ANTHONY AND NATURI NAUGHTON TALK SEASON 5 WITH TANISHA LAVERNE GRANT
Forward This Blog Entry!
Blogs Home

(Advertise Here)
Who's Online
>> more | invite 
Black America Resources
100 Black Men of America
www.100blackmen.org

Black America's Political Action Committee (BAMPAC)
www.bampac.org

Black America Study
www.blackamericastudy.com

Black America Web
www.blackamericaweb.com

CNN Black In America Special
www.cnn.com/blackinamerica

NUL State of Black America Report
www.nul.org

Most Popular Bloggers
deacon ron gray has logged 331671 blog subscribers!
tanisha laverne grant has logged 53685 blog subscribers!
elynor moss has logged 42694 blog subscribers!
gregory boulware, esq. has logged 30083 blog subscribers!
agnes levine has logged 28752 blog subscribers!
>> more | add 
Latest Jobs
General Manager - #447 (Tukwila, WA) with Best Buy in Tukwila, WA.
Geek Squad Double Agent PC - Store 1790 - Jacksonville, FL with Best Buy in Jacksonville, FL.
Project Team Specialist - Overnight Grand Rapids and Lansing with Best Buy in Grand Rapids, MI.
Inventory Specialist with Best Buy in Grove City, OH.
Project Team Specialist - Overnight Lansing an Grand Rapids with Best Buy in Lansing, MI.
>> more | add