#OscarsSoWhite Creator To Chris Rock: Do The Right Thing

by Dennis Trainor, Jr. Describing the moment when she started the viral #OscarsSoWhite campaign, April Reign says was inspired by Spike Lee’s 1989 film Do the Right Thing, seeing in the Oscar nominations of 2015 the equivalent of “no brothers and sisters up on the wall in Sal’s Pizzeria.” Speaking to me during an interview [...]

#OscarsSoWhite Creator April Reign | ep. 01

Below The Fold welcomes April Reign creator of #OscarsSoWhite, managing Editor of BroadwayBlack.com and Editor at Large of NU Tribe Magazine to discuss the #OscarsSoWhite campaign and this unique historical moment informed by the #BlackLivesMatter movement. Also discussed, how do the recent performances of Beyoncé at the Super Bowl and Kendrick Lamar at the Grammys set the stage for Chris Rock to host the Academy Awards