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Actress Sanaa Lathan on diversity: 'Hollywood is about to wake the fuck up'

Actress Sanaa Lathan took home the “Best Actress in a Motion Picture” during the first annual All Def Movie Awards at Hollywood’s Lure Nightclub. The Perfect Guy star thanked the show’s creator and mogul Russell Simmons for his inspiration and spoke about the importance of ‘diversity noise.’ “It’s so important for little boys and little girls of color, young people of color, to see themselves reflected on screen. I know for a fact that seeing yourself reflected on screen and the stories of the time creates self-esteem, self-worth and self-image, therefore creates the future.”

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Actress Sanaa Lathan on diversity: 'Hollywood is about to wake the fuck up'

Actress Sanaa Lathan took home the “Best Actress in a Motion Picture” during the first annual All Def Movie Awards at Hollywood’s Lure Nightclub. The Perfect Guy star thanked the show’s creator and mogul Russell Simmons for his inspiration and spoke about the importance of ‘diversity noise.’ “It’s so important for little boys and little girls of color, young people of color, to see themselves reflected on screen. I know for a fact that seeing yourself reflected on screen and the stories of the time creates self-esteem, self-worth and self-image, therefore creates the future.”

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Black Hollywood had its own Oscars, and it was incredible

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