10 Black Actors Who Won Oscars

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Written by Mark Rausch

With Lupita Nyong’o and Chiwetel Ejiofor heading the 2014 Oscar race for their roles in “12 Years a Slave,” it’s time to look back at the trails blazed by other award-winning black actors. You can count on two sets of hands the number of black actors who won Oscars, but the times they are a-changing. Discrimination is taking a back seat to talent. Here are 10.