Bill Cosby

There were no actors of color nominated for an Oscar this year. Chris Rock, however, will host the show.
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Bill Cosby has entertained audiences for more than half a century as a stand-up comedian and Emmy-winning actor. But as his fame has grown over the years, so have the number of women who have come forward accusing Cosby of sexual misconduct. He faces felony charges of sexual assault.

And the Oscar nominations were announced last week, but none of the acting categories featured people of color. Some Hollywood stars are calling for a boycott of the awards show.

The shooting of Michael Brown set off a series of protest nationwide and had Americans questioning the role of police in their communities.
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  From the streets of Ferguson to the halls of Congress, 2014 saw many pivotal moments in the country's narrative.