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Kevin Hart Steps Down from Hosting Oscars

The Academy gave Hart the ultimatum to apologize or step down over past homophobic tweets. But the Academy has its own issues it needs to face.


Comedian Kevin Hart tweeted on Tuesday that being selected to host the 2019 Oscars was the "opportunity of a lifetime." On Friday, Hart said that he was stepping down over past anti-gay tweets.

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Walt Disney Co.: New Trailer Debuts for 'Solo: A Star Wars Story'

The film stars Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover, Thandie Newton, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Joonas Suotamo and Paul Bettany.

Board the Millennium Falcon and journey to a galaxy far, far away in "Solo: A Star Wars Story," an all-new adventure with the most beloved scoundrel in the galaxy.

Through a series of daring escapades deep within a dark and dangerous criminal underworld, Han Solo befriends his mighty future copilot Chewbacca and meets the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian in a journey that will set the course of one of the "Star Wars" saga's most unlikely heroes.

The film stars Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover, Thandie Newton, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Joonas Suotamo and Paul Bettany.

Ron Howard directs Solo: A Star Wars Story, and Kathleen Kennedy, Allison Shearmur and Simon Emanuel are the producers. Lawrence Kasdan, Jason McGatlin, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller serve as executive producers. Jonathan Kasdan & Lawrence Kasdan wrote the screenplay.

"Solo: A Star Wars Story" (distributed by Walt Disney Studios No. 36 on the DiversityInc Top 50 Companies list) opens in U.S. theaters on May 25.

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'Black Panther' Soars Past 'Titanic' Box Office Record in U.S.

The blockbuster is now the third highest-grossing film of all time.

"Black Panther" has left an indelible mark on the film industry that can't be denied.

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'Black Panther' Is 'The Worst Nightmare' of the Film Industry, Says White Writer

"Black Panther"'s success "comes at the expense of other would-be event movies."


According to one movie critic, it is "Black Panther"'s fault that other movies don't have a chance to be No. 1.

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Amandla Stenberg Passed on 'Black Panther' Role to Make Room for Darker-Skinned Actors

"I recognize 100 percent that there are spaces that I should not take up," Stenberg said.

Amandla Stenberg, 19, best known for her role in "The Hunger Games," explained in a recent conversation at the TIFF Next Wave Festival in Toronto why she walked away from the audition process for Ryan Coogler's box office smash, "Black Panther."

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Film Review: 'Black Panther' is a Game-Changing Cultural Work of Genius

Director Ryan Coogler has successfully shown the world what Black excellence means.

"Black Panther" director Ryan Coogler / YouTube

For Black people living in the United States, it's not enough to be good or great. We have been taught that we must be exceptional to counteract unconscious bias, prejudice or just plain old racism in order to get a seat at the table. From our appearance to our speech, we are constantly judged.

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Ben Shapiro Whitesplains Why Black People Have No Right to Be Excited About 'Black Panther'

The "incredibly stupid" hype is irrelevant since America already had a Black president and a Black "Catwoman," according to Shapiro.

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Conservative activist and radio talk show host Ben Shapiro doesn't think Black people should be excited about "Black Panther" because slaves were already emancipated, Barack Obama served as president for two terms and Halle Berry starred in "Catwoman."

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'What Black Panther Means to Me' Hashtag Celebrates Upcoming Film

"The excitement around 'Black Panther' shows that there's a real hunger in our community for authentic, empowering Black stories," Rashad Robinson, executive director of Color Of Change, told DiversityInc.

Cast member Chadwick Boseman poses at the premiere of "Black Panther" in Los Angeles, California, U.S., January 29, 2018. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

The arrival of "Black Panther" in theaters across the country next week has a significant meaning for many Black people. It's more than just another comic book film, but soars "into our technological future while honoring history and tradition," prolific author and educator Tananarive Due tweeted.

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Disney's 'Solo: A Star Wars Story' Teaser Trailer Debuts

The film stars Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover, Thandie Newton, Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Paul Bettany.

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EY Accountants Red-Carpet-Ready at 2018 Golden Globes

EY professionals tabulate and safeguard the results for the annual awards show honoring the best in TV and film.


EY (No. 1 on the DiversityInc Top 50 Companies list) is kicked off the New Year by tabulating the votes for one of Hollywood's most prestigious award shows: the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's 75th annual Golden Globe Awards.

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Black Women Boycotting 'Black Panther' Is Just a Rumor

A bogus Instagram account encouraging Black women to avoid the film because actor Michael B. Jordan's alleged girlfriend is not Black is causing a stir.

The highly anticipated Marvel Studios film "Black Panther" will debut in theaters across the country next month and Black women will indeed be in attendance, despite what you may have heard.

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AT&T Hello Lab's Diversity-Focused Mentorship Program Premieres 5 Short Films on DIRECTV NOW

Mentors include Academy Award winners Octavia Spencer and Common.

AT&T is No. 3 on the DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity 

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