(news.sawf.org) - Singer-actress Beyonce Knowles' father, Matthew, has reportedly told reporters that Hollywood still practices discrimination against the blacks, while speaking at Beverly Hills Hilton during Golden Globe awards ceremony, which was held on January 15, 2007.
The 25-year-old Destiny s Child star's dad said that on the birthday of Martin Luther King (15th January), it was saddening to observe that things were still the same for blacks in the industry.
Today is MLK's birthday and it saddens me to say that things have not changed for blacks. Working class blacks and blacks in Hollywood are still being discriminated against. We still have a long way, he said.
Meanwhile, in the second week of January, a lawsuit filed by Third Street Music, which alleged that Knowles encouraged artist Mario Barrett not to perform under a recording agreement with Third Street, and that Knowles' actions ultimately caused damage to Third Street, was dismissed.
Mario Barrett initially filed the suit against one of his managers, Troy Patterson and Third Street Music.