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#OscarsSoWhite creator, a Maryland resident, reignites conversation about Hollywood diversity

#OscarsSoWhite creator, a Maryland resident, reignites conversation about Hollywood diversity

April Reign, a former Howard County resident and managing editor of the website Broadway Black, has once again brought one of Hollywood’s most debated issues to light — all with a 13-letter hashtag.

Reign, who has lived in Maryland for over 20 years and would only say that she now lives "north of D.C." in the state, created the “#OscarsSoWhite” hashtag on Twitter in January 2015 out of frustration and disappointment after learning that all of the 87th Academy Award acting nominees were white.

Reign first tweeted last year, “#oscarssowhite they asked to touch my hair.” The hashtag...

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