Backlash for the upcoming 88th Academy Awards is at an all-time high in the wake of the controversy of African-American actors and actresses being shut out of the nominations for the second consecutive year. The one sole beacon of black culture lies with Straight Outta Compton’s nomination for Best Original Screenplay but a close examination of the facts will show that no writers of color had any contribution to that particular area of the box office smash. (more…)