Academy Awards 2011: The Unbearable Whiteness of the Oscars

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Patrick Goldstein
January 25, 2011

It's a wonder that the security guards at the
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences didn’t stop Mo’nique and make her show ID when she arrived to help announce the Oscar nominations early Tuesday at the organization’s Beverly Hills headquarters. After all, she was the only person of color involved with the extravaganza,since the 83rd annual Oscar nominations have the dubious distinction of being an all-white affair.

Obama: True Superstar

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Maturation of Empowerment
Dick Barnett - New York Knickerbockers

In the balmy atmosphere of Hawaii, and as the crowded gym roared, Barry Obama picked up the opponent at half court, pressing and harassing every foot of the way.  President Obama, with vital aides at his side, chairing the meeting in the East room of the White House, to discuss the arms treaty agreement with the Russian contingency, each nation capable of crippling, if not, destroying the world as we know it.  Barry Obama dribbled to the top of the key, and dropped a left-handed jumper.

Malcolm X selected for 2010 National Film Registry

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Hollywood Blockbusters, Independent Films and Shorts Selected for Preservation in the 2010 National Film Registry
“All the President’s Men,” “The Exorcist,” and George Lucas’ Student Film Among Picks

The year 2010 will mark yet another December to remember in film preservation. Librarian of Congress James H. Billington today named 25 motion pictures—Hollywood classics, documentaries and innovative shorts reflecting genres from every era of American filmmaking—to the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress.