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Black awards show to air opposite Oscars

Ricky Soltero

February 28, 2016

Offering an alternative to the so called “whiteness” of the Academy Awards is the All Def Movie Awards, airing opposite the Oscars on Sunday. Hosted by Tony Rock, the All Def Movie Awards were created by All Def Digital's Russell Simmons in response to the lack of diversity in the Academy Awards nominations and Hollywood overall. According to the official site, the...

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Who should take the Oscar home?

February 22, 2015

Even the most casual movie watcher can admit it’s kind of fun to place bets on who will win gold during the Oscars. We make our predictions for whose...

Oscar winning film chronicles homeless San Diegan’s life

Ashley Perez

April 5, 2013

Inocente Izucar was born into a homeless family, her family moving from shelter to shelter, occasionally having to sleep on the streets. The memories of her father were not so pleasant. One day things got out of control when she forgot to follow his instructions, causing her father to lash out. The mother was afraid that he might kill Inocente and called the police. The police...

Hollywood sides with misogyny and loses

Jennifer Manalili

March 12, 2013

In “Sputnik Sweetheart,” Haruki Murakami writes, “If they invent a car that runs on stupid jokes, you could go far.”In another attempt to appeal to younger audiences, “Family Guy” creator Seth MacFarlane was chosen to host the Oscars.While ratings rose, viewership couldn’t save him from doing terribly, so badly that he addressed the aud...

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