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Black, Asian and Latino Film Celebrities Form Their Own “Oscars”

imageHOLLYWOOD, California (The Adobo Chronicles) – In an apparent response to the lack of diversity in the Oscar nominations for two years in a row now, a group of famous celebrities like Oprah Winfrey, Jay-Z, Tyler Perry and Spike Lee is partnering with Black Entertainment Television (BET) to establish the Boscars, the Black Oscars. The Boscars will award and recognize outstanding achievement in film among  Blacks.

Not to be outdone, Asians in Hollywood led by director Ang Lee, actors Jackie Chan and Lucy Liu, and scriptwriter Ronnie Del Carmen are also forming their own “Academy of Motion Pictures.” They plan to establish their own Oscars which they are calling Ascars.

Of course, Latinos won’t allow themselves to be left behind. They are in discussions with Univision and Telemundo to hold an annual film awards for Latinos. They’re calling it Lascars.

The Internet activist group responsible for the hashtag #Oscarssowhite, has thrown its unconditional support for the triple move by the film celebrities of color.

Meanwhile, Native Americans in film are also in the process of establishing their own Oscars. Unfortunately, the move is on hold until they come up with an appropriate name for their awards. They can’t use NASCAR because that name is patented by the Daytona-based stock car racing organization.

Is this the beginning of the end for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and the Oscars as we know it?

Stay tuned!

DONALD TRUMP: ‘I USED TO BE BLACK’

imageNEW YORK, New York  (The Adobo Chronicles® ) – Realizing that he needs black voters to seal the Republican presidential nomination and eventually the presidency,  Donald Trump today  told reporters that he ‘used to be black.’

He revealed for the first time  that as a young child, he suffered from vitiligo, a chronic skin condition characterized by the skin losing pigment. It occurs when skin pigment cells die or are unable to function.  It is the same condition that the late Michael Jackson reportedly suffered from.

Trump absolutely needs the black vote after he angered Hispanic voters when he said during his presidential bid announcement that Mexico is sending   to America immigrants who are rapists, drug addicts and criminals.

A total of 17.8 million blacks voted in the 2012 presidential elections.   Some 66.2% of eligible black voters voted, compared to 64.1% of non-Hispanic whites who did so.

Upon hearing of his revelation, Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson challenged Trump to release a copy of his birth certificate to prove that he really was black.

Canadian Ted Cruz and Cuban Marco Rubio joined Carson in demanding that Trump show proof of this race.

WHITE WOMAN WHO HAS BEEN POSING AS BLACK SAYS SHE IS ALSO PART NATIVE AMERICAN AND PART HAWAIIAN

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Dolezal, left, and Dolezal, right

SPOKANE, Washington (The Adobo Chronicles) -The alleged white woman who has  been posing as an African American today revealed that she was also part Native American and part Hawaiian.

For nearly a decade, Rachel Dolezal, who heads the NAACP chapter in Spokane, Washington, has claimed to be African American. However, her parents, who appeared on HuffPostLive Friday, have revealed that she is white.

While some argue that Ms. Dolezal was merely sympathetic to the cause, Rachel was committed to blackface and playing the role on a daily basis by bronzing her skin and wearing black hairstyles. Rachel’s IG handle is, Afrocentricfemme.”

But there’s more. Rachel also claims to be Native American, although she has not stated from what Tribal Nation she hails.  She says she was born in a Montana tipi in 1977 and that her family hunted for food  with bows and arrows.

She also claims that she is part Hawaiian, telling reporters that her daily diet consists of poi (a Hawaiian staple) and lau lau (a pork and seafood dish wrapped in taro leaves). Her favorite dessert is haupia, a coconut-based pudding popular in the Hawaiian islands.

The Adobo Chronicles  tried to look at records to see if she had attended the Kamehameha School which is exclusive to Native Hawaiians or part Native Hawaiians.  We have not found any record to support Rachel’s claim.