Halle Berry is one of the most sought after actresses in Hollywood. Not only is she talented, but over the years, the 50-year-old star has managed to continuously become one of the most desirable women in show business. And that’s no surprise—she’s absolutely gorgeous. However, this former pageant girl’s beauty didn’t make it any easier […]

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According to a new diversity report, Tinseltown suffers from a lack of equal representation.

Eddie Murphy gets candid about his faith in God, avoiding drugs, and his hopes for an Oscar in a new interview on The Hollywood Reporter’s podcast “Awards Chatter.” The 55-year-old funnyman told THR about one wild night he spent with a few famous comedian friends who tried to give him cocaine. “Belushi and Robin Williams offered me […]


Following legendary singer Prince‘s death, several people have come forward claiming to be related to him in an effort to get a piece of his fortune. So far, 30 individuals who have filed court documents claiming to be related to the singer have been denied. Judge Kevin Eide, who is overseeing the case, is now ordering […]

Pastor Shirley Caesar chats with Erica Campbell and GRIFF about her new album, “Fill This House.” She says she’s “fighting the good fight of faith and winning,” and talks about being in the game for over 50 years of music and 40 albums. She talks about all of the guest appearances on the album, including Hezekiah Walker […]

Zendaya is wise beyond her years.  The 19-year-old actress/singer has no problem telling Hollywood there is a diversity issue, and she’s not going to sit back and let it continue without doing her part.  In an interview with Cosmopolitan magazine, Zendaya revealed that she agreed to return to Disney, but only on one condition. Zendaya told […]

Scandal‘s Kerry Washington sat down with comedian Aziz Ansari to speak about race in Hollywood as part of Variety Studio: Actors on Actors series.  The two discussed why they believe the television industry has gotten so much praise in the recent years for having more diversity on screen. Washington asked Ansari, “I feel like everybody’s talked so […]


On Tuesday's edition of NewsOne Now, Roland Martin; NPR TV Critic, Eric Deggans; Associate Editor at The Root, Danielle Belton; and Managing Editor at BroadwayBlack.com, April Reign discussed the abysmal diversity numbers in Hollywood.


Here, we celebrate a few of our favorite Black producers and directors who are making sure our stories are told authentically in Hollywood.

With so much attention being paid to the #OscarsSoWhite controversy and the Academy Awards, Roland Martin and NewsOne Now shifted the focus of the conversation from acting nominations to a broader look at the entire movie industry. On Friday’s edition of NewsOne Now, Martin sat down with director/producer Bill Duke, who understands not just what happens […]

Someone has vandalized Donald Trump's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame yet again.


Dr. Darnell Hunt, Director of the Bunche Center at UCLA, joined Roland Martin on NewsOne Now to discuss Hollywood’s diversity numbers behind the Academy Awards and the #OscarsSoWhite controversy. The Bunche Center at UCLA releases an annual diversity report through a series of quantifiable statistics showing where the entertainment industry falls short in inclusion and representation. From […]