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Two Top Black Stars to Boycott Oscars

Two prominent African-American entertainers say they are boycotting this year's Oscar ceremonies because the 20 nominees for acting awards are all white. Director Spike Lee wrote an open letter to the Academy Award board of governors Monday, asking, "How is it possible for the second consecutive year all 20 contenders under the actor category are white? 40 white actors in 2 years and no 'flava' (an urban term for things that are different from the ordinary) at all....

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