Florida’s Finest – January 22, 2016

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Jada Pinkett Smith arrives at the Golden Globe Awards show on Jan. 10. She has announced that she will skip the Academy Awards because of its lack of diversity this year. The 44-year-old actress and wife of Will Smith said in a video, “Begging for acknowledgement or even asking [to be nominated] diminishes dignity. “It diminishes power and we are a dignified people and we are apowerful. And let’s not forget it. So let’s let the Academy do them with all grace and love and let’s do us differently.” (WALLY SKALIJ/LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS)

The #OscarsSoWhite campaign on Twitter and critics have blasted the Academy Awards for overlooking actors of color this year.  Many are surprised that Michael B. Jordan, star of “Creed,’’ wasn’t nominated for his leading role as Adonis Creed. Jordan, 28, also received acclaim for his portrayal of Oscar Grant in the 2013 film “Fruitvale Station.’’

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