Black Actresses only win an Academy Award for Stereotypical role

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The Oscars ceremony will be held on February 28 in the US. This ceremony aims to reward “excellence in the cinema industry” and yet, numerous protests are being held regarding the absence of black actors nominated. Finding a job in Hollywood is not easy for them, the movie industry prefers black actors to play in servile, demeaning and vulnerable roles. African-Americans who play leading and strong roles are rarely recognised. They may be nominated for an Oscar, but rarely win.  Black actresses, in particular, win an Oscar for stereotypical roles that have long been associated (and still are) to  black women. Here is a list of Oscar winning black actresses:

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1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair in London

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Be Humble by Nelson Makamo

1:54, the international art fair dedicated to contemporary African art has returned to London in celebration to its fifth edition between 5-8 October 2017 at Sommerset House.With 42 leading galleries from 17 countries across Europe, Africa, the Middle East and North America, the fair has presented diverse work from over 130 emerging and established artists. Here are some highlights of the art fair:

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