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Karen Pittman: Disgraced Star Talks Art and Life

Nsenga Burton | Posted 02.13.2015 | Black Voices
Nsenga Burton

The character of Jory has completely disappeared when Pittman arrives for the interview dressed down. The actress, who has a recurring role on FX's The Americans, speaks softly and thoughtfully about the character of Jory.

Comedian Just Needs To Know How Racist McDonald's Wants Its Voice-Overs To Be

The Huffington Post | Cate Matthews | Posted 09.29.2014 | Comedy

In addition to acting in hilarious web originals and performing stand up, comedian Nicole Byer has picked up a lot of voice-over work. But, as she ...

For Ruby Dee, Who Made Me Believe

Cynthia Dagnal-Myron | Posted 08.13.2014 | Entertainment
Cynthia Dagnal-Myron

There was something happening out there -- mostly in New York, I gathered, as a little black girl growing up on Chicago's South Side in the 50s. I didn't understand it, but I could see and feel it, whenever I saw Ruby Dee on TV or the big screen.

Celebration: Black Women on Film

Yvonna Russell | Posted 05.05.2014 | Black Voices
Yvonna Russell

In his book, Brown Sugar: Over One Hundred Years of America's Black Female Superstars, Black film historian Donald Bogle rhapsodized, "With a wink ...

PHOTOS: Super Fly Sistas Rock The Red Carpet

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 03.05.2014 | Black Voices

Our favorite Pre-Oscars event went down yesterday, the Essence Women In Hollywood Luncheon. Not only is it an opportunity to honor the women of co...

PHOTOS: If Classic Movies Starred Black Actresses

www.upworthy.com | Posted 02.17.2014 | Black Voices

Why can't we have movie classics with leading black women where they doesn't play slaves or a maids?...

Leading Lady Linda Powell

Yvonna Russell | Posted 03.04.2014 | Entertainment
Yvonna Russell

According to Goldie Hawn, "There are only three ages for women in Hollywood -- Babe, District Attorney and Driving Miss Daisy". Beautiful, talented and smart actress Linda Powell is a babe who has played plenty of district attorneys.

Issa Rae Gets Behind Exciting New Project

The Huffington Post | Rhonesha Byng | Posted 10.31.2013 | Black Voices

Our favorite 'Awkward Black Girl' Issa Rae is on a roll dishing out project after project. Not only is she working on an HBO series, and starring in a...

Kerry Washington: Olivia Pope 'Fully Owns Being A Woman'

The Huffington Post | Julie Zeilinger | Posted 07.02.2013 | Women

Another day, another reason to love Kerry Washington. Washington portrays high-powered political crisis manager Olivia Pope on ABC's hit show 'Sca...

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 ...

WATCH: Why Viola Davis Says Black Actresses Are 'In Crisis Mode'

OWN | Posted 06.21.2013 | OWN

Throughout her acting career on both the stage and in feature films, Viola Davis has captivated audiences and impressed Hollywood colleagues with awar...

WATCH: Tyler Perry On The REAL Reason Hollywood Lacks Roles For Black Actresses

OWN | Posted 06.05.2013 | OWN

Hollywood has often been criticized for its lack of consistently available roles for black actresses. As a producer actively creating roles for Africa...

Stars Dazzle At The ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood Awards

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 02.23.2013 | Black Voices

Pre-Oscar parties are officially in full swing and our favorite soirée of the season took place Thursday afternoon -- the ESSENCE Black Women In Holl...

Glennisha Morgan

Why Laverne Cox Doesn't Want To Represent The Entire Transgender Community

HuffingtonPost.com | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 02.12.2013 | Gay Voices

Being the first African-American transgender woman to produce and star in her own television show was something au courant to Laverne Cox. Even on the...

A Celebration of Black Women on Film in 2012

Yvonna Russell | Posted 04.09.2013 | Black Voices
Yvonna Russell

As Black History Month begins, let's celebrate the women of color on film who embraced the challenges of directing, producing and diverse on camera roles in milestone achievements of a year past.

Black Barbies: Love Me or Leave Me

Erikka Yancy | Posted 01.15.2013 | Black Voices
Erikka Yancy

There was finally a role for a black actress, the type of actress who typically is relegated to playing cop, or maid, or union-hating teacher, and they gave the role the Hollywood Black Barbie treatment.

Sitting Down with Victoria Rowell

Chie Davis | Posted 01.01.2012 | Black Voices
Chie Davis

Former Young and the Restless actress, New York Times best-selling author and activist, Victoria Rowell discusses her work and gives a tour of her fabulous home.