Tag: Oscars

NEWS ROUNDUP: Appeals Court Orders New Trial In Phylicia Barnes Case…AND MORE

The Court of Special Appeals in Maryland, the state’s second-highest court, has ordered another trial and restored charges against a man from Northwest Baltimore who was acquitted in the murder of North Carolina native Phylicia Barnes. The court says Circuit Judge John Addison Howard committed a mistake in January 2015 when he acquitted Michael Johnson of […]

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NEWS ROUNDUP: Academy Addresses “Straight Outta Compton” Oscars Ticket Controversy, New Film Delves Into Obamas’ Romance…AND MORE

Straight Outta Compton’s Oscars snub was one of the factors that brought attention to the Academy Awards’ lack of diversity and stirred up a lot of controversy; but after word spread that the film’s cast members were not invited to this year’s ceremony, it added fuel to the #OscarsSoWhite fire.