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In the year after the #OscarsSoWhite controversy humiliated and upended the biggest awards show in Hollywood, The Academy seems to have learned a lesson. This year, three movies centering on three very different Black stories earned Best Picture nominations and six of the 20 acting nominations went to Black actors. Moreover, five of the six Best Documentary nominees were created by Black filmmakers.
But as far as diversity goes, any back-patting is premature. Although Hollywood made sure more Black voices were heard this year, it still has a major diversity problem: the lack of Asians and Latinx.
Indeed, there are zero Latinx actors, directors, or films nominated this year, and only one film that centers around an Asian person.
This is not just a problem for this year's Oscars and the lack of diversity is as much an issue behind the camera as it is on it. When it comes to Oscar votes, of The Academy's more than 7,000 members, women make up only 27% of voters, and people of color make up only 11%. To learn more about who's calling the shots and what needs to change, tap the link in bio. #AcknowledgeIsPower
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Listening to Dancing Queen by ABBA and reliving our middle school days (awkward dance moves included). 🎶
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"My career allows me to be a vehicle that challenges conventional beliefs in popular culture. Beyond just a face or a tone, I hope to emphasize individual and group self love, through open dialogue. My love of self doesn’t mean I am indifferent to others, however. As we have more open dialogues in society, we can meet and connect more through our commonalities, as opposed to our differences." — @mominatu of @thecgirlinc
#GirlsOfGram is our monthly Instagram love letter to women. Each month, we’re shining a bright light on individuals with stories worth a follow.💜 For #BlackHistoryMonth, our #GirlsOfGram are women who endlessly inspire through their work and are -the- definition of goals.
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We want to say we do this only on our days off, but who are we kidding? Shamelessly picking wedgies forever. 🍑🍑
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A Saturday well spent spacing out to beautiful art. 🎨
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"I don't measure America by its achievement but by its potential." —#ShirleyChisolm
Honoring the women who advocated for change and fought for the rights of everyone, thanks for always empowering us.
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#ShirleyChisholm began her career as an educator where she was an authority on issues regarding early education and child welfare. This formed the basis of her political career as she became the first African American congresswoman. She was also the first Black major-party candidate to run for the President of the United States, and the first woman to run for the Democratic Party's presidential nomination. She was a trailblazer for women who wanted to enter the political sphere and a reminder to speak out and stand up as an advocate for what we believe in. #AcknowledgeIsPower
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When you've highlighted your whole face but you can't stop there, introducing "eye-strobing". 👌 #R29ShortCuts

The Danish Girl starring Eddie Redmayne and Alicia Vikander portrays a man's dormant feelings of femininity and female self after standing in to model as a lady for her wife. As the couple comes to terms with Einar's (Eddie Redmayne) true identity, they decide to undergo the world's first attempt at male-to-female sex reassignment surgery.
Check out @refinery29uk for the full review and stay tuned for more #FridayFilmClub, where each Friday we highlight a movie we love.
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Here for you when you have a case of the Fridays and need an end of week break 😴. Here's a distraction in the form of some next ⬆️level⬆️ @slime.jewel slime.
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📢✨Tune into our Facebook at 12:30PM EST today for a very special #R29Dialogue on Black Feminist Thought, hosted by our very own @madison.utendahl and featuring @SHISHI.ROSE, @jamiaawilson, and #YeshiMilner. Click the link in bio to join the conversation.🎙📻📺

"Never be limited by other people's limited imaginations." — #MaeJemison
As the first African American woman to travel in space, Mae Jemison has paved the way for other women who aspire to join the STEM industry. She later founded a company that researched the application of technology to daily life and now is the current principal of the 100 Year Starship organization. 🚀#AcknowledgeIsPower
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