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Anika Noni Rose Set To Produce And Star In Shirley Chisholm Film

Essence.com | Brennan Williams | Posted 06.15.2016 | Black Voices

A film about Shirley Chisholm, the first African-American woman elected to the United States Congress, is currently in development and Tony award-winn...

"Roots" Is a Definitive Re-telling of a Television Classic

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 05.27.2016 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

TV Review - Jackie K Cooper "Roots" (History...

'Roots' Star Anika Noni Rose On Why We Need Slave Stories

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 05.31.2016 | Black Voices

Anika Noni Rose is a Broadway legend and one of the great onscreen actresses, having played everything from a Dream Girl to a Disney Princess. On Memo...

Roots Returns Us To The Seed

Sister Jenna | Posted 05.20.2016 | Entertainment
Sister Jenna

A sweet, yet sometimes pungent aroma of change is wafting in the atmosphere right now that is affecting us as individuals, communities, and collective...

Anika Noni Rose Targets the Gender Pay Gap

EBONY.com | Posted 11.11.2015 | Black Voices
EBONY.com

"I was very aware of the wage gap. It has been very visible in my business for many years, and being a woman, I have been both a victim of and a witness to it."

Anika Noni Rose Brings Back Disney's First Black Princess for a Special Sofia the First Episode

Jim Hill | Posted 02.10.2015 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

"I love being part of the Disney family. Did I mention that I'm the youngest person ever to be inducted as a Disney Legend? That's a huge honor that I take very, very seriously," Anika said.

First Nighter: Denzel Washington Good, Not So Good in "A Raisin in the Sun"

David Finkle | Posted 06.03.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

With Washington's return to The Great White Way in the revival of Lorraine Hansberry's 1959 A Raisin in the Sun at the Barrymore, he does a tremendous favor. Once again, as he did with his limited-runs Julius Caesar and Fences, he brings large audiences--especially African-American audiences--to a theater and to theater in the larger sense.

Live From the Dubai International Film Festival: Friday, Dec. 13

Marshall Fine | Posted 02.12.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

When you stay at a film festival for more than three or four days, the law of diminishing returns usually catches up with you. Yet here I was on my seventh day of movie-going at the Dubai International Film Festival -- my last day here.

Stanley Tucci, Anne Tatlock, and Michael D. Eisner Honored for Their Contributions to Theater

Regina Weinreich | Posted 01.25.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Two benefits this week featured a back stage glimpse into how theater is made: on Sunday night, Stanley Tucci, along with Anne Tatlock, was honored at...

First Nighter: Blitzstein's 1937 "Cradle Will Rock" Rocks 2013 Encores! Off-Center

David Finkle | Posted 09.10.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

The cast of the Encores! Off-Center concert production of Marc Blitzstein's once highly controversial first musical The Cradle Will Rock are dressed i...

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.

More Returning Guest Stars Flock To 'The Good Wife'

Posted 10.25.2012 | TV

"The Good Wife" is rolling out the welcome mat for returning guest stars in Season 4. According to TV Guide, Dallas Roberts and Ankia Noni Rose will b...

Tyler Perry Hosts NAACP Image Awards After-Party (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Hundreds of guests danced the night away at Tyler Perry's 1st annual "Rise Above Celebration" at Boulevard3 in Hollywood. It was a big night for Tyler...

The Hollywood Reporter Presents The Power 100 Women In Entertainment

Huffington Post | Lindsay Flans | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

The Crystal Ballroom of The Beverly Hills Hotel was teeming with some of Hollywood's most powerful women on Tuesday morning, as The Hollywood Reporter...

Not only "For Colored Girls"

Irene Monroe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Irene Monroe

For Colored Girls is not only for colored girls because it offers a pathway to self-growth, finding our authentic power, and discovering the divine in one's self.

HuffPost Review: For Colored Girls

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Saying that For Colored Girls is the most disciplined, least clownish film that Tyler Perry has made -- his best film to date -- is faint praise indeed. And that's how it's meant.

HuffPost Review: Tyler Perry's For Colored Girls

Jenee Darden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jenee Darden

For Colored Girls is not my favorite Tyler Perry film, but I recommend you see for yourself. Although I hoped for something better, it was refreshing to watch an ensemble of talented black actresses in non-demeaning roles.

Meet Tiana: Disney's First Black Princess (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Disney's newest movie has a princess like no other. Tiana is the first black heroine in 71-years of the company's cartoon history. The film is an upda...