#1 Al Sharpton Outraged Over All-White Oscar Nominees, Announces Task Force & Meeting by Cincinnatus 16.01.2015 18:21

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Yes, it takes Al, and Al alone, to show the courage to address this pressing issue of judging films based on artistic merit rather than race. Perhaps the Academy can redress its huge mistake by voting to remove the original nominees and giving all awards, every last one, to Selma. Go, Al.

"Moviegoers aren’t the only ones upset by the blatant Oscar snub of the critically acclaimed film Selma. The Rev. Al Sharpton was so outraged at the overall lack of Black contenders for Academy Awards this year he has called an emergency meeting with a film industry task force.

Sharpton called the meeting to discuss the “appalling” all-white list of nominees for this year’s Oscar awards. He will be holding the “emergency meeting” next week, reports Business Insider.

“The movie industry is like the Rocky Mountains, the higher you get, the whiter it gets,” Sharpton said in a statement.

His National Action Network has created a task force on the movie industry to deal with diversity. And Sharpton has an inside contact. Following the Sony email hacking scandal that received what many presumed as racist emails from Sony Pictures co-chairman Amy Pascal, she contacted Sharpton to help calm the situation.

“The lack of diversity in today’s Oscar nominations is appalling and while it is good that ‘Selma’ was nominated for ‘Best Picture,’ it’s ironic that they nominated a story about the racial shutout around voting while there is a racial shutout around the Oscar nominations. With all of the talent in ‘Selma’ and other Black movies this year, it is hard to believe that we have less diversity in the nominations today than in recent history,” he said."

http://madamenoire.com/504004/rev-al-sha...-force-meeting/

#2 RE: Al Sharpton Outraged Over All-White Oscar Nominees, Announces Task Force & Meeting by GourmetDan 16.01.2015 18:28

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Movie-goers are just as bad as TV-watchers.

It's just a slightly different way of absorbing what your masters want you to think...

#3 RE: Al Sharpton Outraged Over All-White Oscar Nominees, Announces Task Force & Meeting by FWP 16.01.2015 19:38

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he has called an emergency meeting with a film industry task force.



aka: Shakedown !!

Doesn't Jesse get a piece of the action ??

After all, Jesse invented "shakedown" ....maybe there is a royalty fee in there for him ??

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#4 RE: Al Sharpton Outraged Over All-White Oscar Nominees, Announces Task Force & Meeting by FWP 16.01.2015 19:47

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Quote: FWP wrote in post #3

Zitat
he has called an emergency meeting with a film industry task force.


aka: Shakedown !!

Doesn't Jesse get a piece of the action ??

After all, Jesse invented "shakedown" ....maybe there is a royalty fee in there for him ??

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Did I hear you mention Jesse??

Sounds like a job for the Justice Brothers!!





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#5 RE: Al Sharpton Outraged Over All-White Oscar Nominees, Announces Task Force & Meeting by Rev 16.01.2015 21:11

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#6 RE: Al Sharpton Outraged Over All-White Oscar Nominees, Announces Task Force & Meeting by Cincinnatus 16.01.2015 21:43

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"Doesn't Jesse get a piece of the action ??

After all, Jesse invented "shakedown" ....maybe there is a royalty fee in there for him ?? "

I think the way it works is that Al pays Jesse a yearly franchise fee plus a certain cut on all moneys extorted.

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