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Jane Fonda, Sharon Stone And Alfre Woodard Share A Potent Message

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 05.26.2016 | Fifty

Jane Fonda, Sharon Stone and Alfre Woodard have been in the Hollywood spotlight for decades, but they say it's only now, after age 50, that they're ha...

Newcomer Talitha Bateman Shines in "So B. It" Movie -- a Heartbreaking Story that Will Leave You Smiling

Ashley Jude Collie | Posted 05.24.2016 | Arts
Ashley Jude Collie

Talitha Bateman. Tuck that name away in your memory palace. The teenage actor gives a brave, eye-opening performance in So B. It, a poignantly swee...

How the U.S. put Elton John, Yo Yo Ma and Cameron Diaz to Work in the Country's Worst Schools

Apolitical | Posted 05.13.2016 | Education
Apolitical

Some of the worst-performing schools in America have been turned around by an arts program mobilizing stars like Elton John, Yo Yo Ma and Cameron Diaz...

Lupita Nyong'o in Eclipsed: Girls Interrupted

Regina Weinreich | Posted 03.07.2016 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

A local Liberian warlord's women in a bare hut in Eclipsed at the Golden Theater are called wife #1, #3, and #4, but as written by Danai Gurira, they ...

Talking With Jessica Williams About the Reel Sisters Film Festival and Telling New Stories

Gregory Weinkauf | Posted 10.23.2015 | Entertainment
Gregory Weinkauf

The occasion is this year's Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival, this weekend, October 24th and 25th, and the delightful subject is Jessica Williams, who will receive -- along with award-winning actress Ebony Jo-Ann -- the inaugural Reel Sisters Hattie McDaniel Award.

Alfre Woodard Joins 'Marvel's Luke Cage' For Netflix

Marvel | Brennan Williams | Posted 09.16.2015 | Black Voices

“Marvel’s Luke Cage” steps into the world of Harlem politics with the spectacular addition of Alfre Woodard (“12 Years a Slave,” “Annabell...

Alfre Woodard Goes on a Memorable Roots Journey

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 08.06.2015 | Entertainment
Megan Smolenyak

Actress Alfre Woodard's grandfather died when her father was only a toddler, so this part of her family tree is a mystery. To uncover the past, Ms. Woodard goes an ancestral journey through Georgia and Louisiana.

What Eva Longoria Learned in the Barrios of Cartagena

Kristi York Wooten | Posted 04.04.2015 | Impact
Kristi York Wooten

When New York Times journalists Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn invited her to go to Cartagena, Colombia to film a documentary companion to their latest book, A Path Appears, she was ready.

Alfre Woodard Opens Up About The 'Challenge' Of Playing A Black Female President

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 01.06.2015 | Black Voices

In one of the latest signs of a cracking glass ceiling in Hollywood, actress Alfre Woodard plays the high-powered president of the United States on NB...

Maureen Ryan

What 'State Of Affairs' Has In Common With 'Gotham'

HuffingtonPost.com | Maureen Ryan | Posted 11.17.2014 | Entertainment

Well, now we know what it would look like if "Homeland" Mad Libs came to life on our television screens. "State of Affairs," which wants desperate...

The First 'Desperate Housewives' Season Is Still One Of TV's Best

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 10.03.2014 | Entertainment

This time 10 years ago, five suburban women became the centerpiece of a major television comeback story. The show was "Desperate Housewives," and its ...

The Secret About Black Women In Hollywood You've Always Wanted To Know

Posted 06.20.2014 | Black Voices

The difficulty black actors and actresses have landing major roles in Hollywood, and the fact that many are cast as secondary characters or stereotype...

The Forgotten Movie That Maya Angelou Directed

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 05.28.2014 | Entertainment

Maya Angelou was a celebrated author and poet, and also a filmmaker: Angelou, who died on May 28 at the age of 86, made the 1998 film "Down in the Del...

This Advice On How To Tell Black People Apart Is Just What The World Needs

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 04.25.2014 | Black Voices

David Alan Grier may be responsible for solving Hollywood's most awkward problem -- those moments when black celebrities are confused with other black...

Once You Go Black...

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 04.22.2014 | Black Voices

Some say that, "once you go black, you never go back." And when it comes to love, some celebrity relationships validate that claim as perfectly. Th...

Dear Armani: This Is NOT Idris Elba

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 11.19.2013 | Black Voices

So, last night the Armani team posted an Instagram photo of actress Alfre Woodard at the Governors Awards with a caption that read: "Idris Elba posing...

The 'S' Word, the 'D' Word and 12 Years a Slave

Lisa Sharon Harper | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Lisa Sharon Harper

McQueen's unflinching revelation of Northup's struggle to maintain his dignity under the oppressive institution of slavery is a chance for Americans to engage the conversation we so desperately need -- the conversation about the "s" word -- "slavery."

3 Reasons Why Every American Should See 12 Years a Slave

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Lisa Kaas Boyle

This film is an artistic wonder, and so necessary to the discussion of America's past and present. I hope you will see it with your own eyes and share your thoughts with me and everyone you know.

EMMY WINNER

Posted 09.22.2013 | TV

Ellen Burstyn was honored at the Emmys for her work on "Political Animals." Burstyn took home the award for Best Supporting Actress in a Miniseries/Mo...

WATCH: Our Favorite Black Emmy Nominees

Posted 09.23.2013 | Black Voices

History may very well be made this Sunday at the 65th annual Primetime Emmy Awards taking place at Los Angeles’ Nokia Theater. In addition to Al...

Alfre Woodard - An American Classic

Jeff Rivera | Posted 11.19.2013 | Black Voices
Jeff Rivera

She has done over 130 films, garnered an Oscar nomination, countless Emmy nominations and a Golden Globe award. When people hear her name, the first t...

Can Hollywood Push Movie Discussions Beyond Race?

Neil Parmar | Posted 11.10.2013 | Entertainment
Neil Parmar

Even when asked, not all actors and directors at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) are engaging with reporters on questions about red carpet designer wear or what their shots are at getting an Oscar nod.

Best of Venice: "Miu Miu Women's Tales" - The Door and Le Donne della Vucciria

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 06.27.2014 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

The Venice Film Festival turned 70 this year, but the atmosphere on the Lido is far from being over-the-hill, more like fashionably casual and über-cool.

WATCH: Actresses Tackle The Light Skin Vs. Dark Skin Debate

OWN | Posted 06.26.2013 | OWN

In many parts of the world, people are judged not just by their skin color but also by their skin tone. The devaluing of dark-skinned women, which is ...

ESSENCE Honors Oprah at Black Women in Hollywood Event

Chie Davis | Posted 04.24.2013 | Celebrity
Chie Davis

One of the undisputed most powerful women in recent history, Oprah Winfrey was given the Power Award. Closing out the red carpet, she glided gracefully, stopping to greet press and fans as she led a procession of South African girls from her Leadership Academy.