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My Own Tony Nominations, 2016 Edition

Cara Joy David | Posted 04.29.2016 | Arts
Cara Joy David

Each year I write about people/shows I'd like to see get Tony nominations. These are people/shows that aren't necessarily going to get nominated. Inde...

George Lucas, Samuel L. Jackson, Angela Lansbury and Others Honor James Earl Jones

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 10.24.2015 | Arts
Jeryl Brunner

James Earl Jones is 84, and considered one of the world's finest actors, the voice of Darth Vader has been on Broadway since the 1950s, starring in plays from the Great White Hope and Othello to Fences and You Can't Take It With You. And he continues to dazzle audiences.

Will Diversity on Broadway Attract New Audiences?

Victor Legrá | Posted 10.22.2015 | Arts
Victor Legrá

Diversity on stage will give people of different backgrounds a reason to explore forms of entertainment new to them. Audiences want to relate to characters that look and sound like them.

First Nighter: James Earl Jones, Cicely Tyson Play 'The Gin Game'; Oren Safdie's Unseemly 'Unseamly'

David Finkle | Posted 10.15.2015 | Arts
David Finkle

If you think you're about to hear anything critical of the two old pros James Earl Jones and Cicely Tyson in director Leonard Foglia's revival of D. L. Coburn's 1977 comedy, The Gin Game, at the Golden Theatre, you better think again.

What to See on Broadway This Fall? Ask the Producers.

Cara Joy David | Posted 10.02.2015 | Arts
Cara Joy David

Of course, the season has already crowned one giant hit, Hamilton, that will inevitably define it. But there is still much to come.

#WomenWOW Donna Lawrence: A Dreamer and Entrepreneur

Wendy Diamond | Posted 07.17.2016 | Women
Wendy Diamond

Donna Lawrence, CEO and President at "I Have A Dream Foundation" embodies what the foundation represents: she is a friendly, humble, and visionary change-maker who pours her heart in everything she does.

PHOTOS: The Paley Center Tribute To African-American Achievements

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 05.18.2015 | Black Voices

The Paley Center for Media hosted a star-studded event Thursday evening celebrating the 35th anniversary of BET's launch, as well as the groundbreakin...

Influential African-Americans To Be Celebrated For Achievements In Television

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 04.27.2015 | Black Voices

In celebration of the ever-growing diversity in television, The Paley Center for Media will pay homage to the various achievements of African-American...

Love The Real You: The Case for Self Love

Fatima Scipio | Posted 06.07.2015 | Black Voices
Fatima Scipio

In a society where we are hit with images that range from young girls beating on each other to assaulting our elders, one must wonder and question where is the love? Where is the love for self and those around us?

Lily Karlin

'HTGAWM' Exposes Just How Dangerous Gender Stereotypes Can Be

HuffingtonPost.com | Lily Karlin | Posted 02.20.2015 | Entertainment

This piece and video contain spoilers for Thursday's episode of "How to Get Away with Murder." "How to Get Away with Murder" has never shied away f...

Lauren Weber

'How To Get Away With Murder' Recap: Someone Give Cicely Tyson An Emmy

HuffingtonPost.com | Lauren Weber | Posted 02.23.2015 | Entertainment

This whole recap should just be quotes from Cicely Tyson's starring role as Annalise's mother Ophelia. If we thought Annalise was a firecracker, we kn...

The One Thing All Of Cicely's Roles Have In Common

OWN | Posted 02.18.2015 | OWN

Over the course of her decades-long acting career, Cicely Tyson has appeared on stage, on television and on the big screen in a wide range of roles. F...

The Racist Comment Cicely Tyson Still Remembers Decades Later

OWN | Posted 02.17.2015 | OWN

Cicely Tyson is a living legend who has won multiple awards throughout her illustrious career on Broadway, in film, and in television. Who can forget ...

My Conversation With Cicely Tyson

Tavis Smiley | Posted 12.14.2014 | Entertainment
Tavis Smiley

This peerless actress has been honored for her performances in Miss Jane Pittman, Roots and Sounder. I ask Cicely Tyson in light of the fact that she is so loved and revered, how she maintains her humility.

The Trip to Bountiful

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 11.27.2014 | Arts
Hoyt Hilsman

While Foote's play may be looking to the past for inspiration, it is a reminder of the America that lives on in the present, perhaps a bit shadowy and below the surface, but still flowing through the American character.

Is This Emmy-Winning Actress Responsible For The Natural Hair Movement?

OWN | Posted 08.06.2014 | OWN

In the '50s and '60s, many African-American women sported smooth, straight hairstyles, from sleek bobs to mile-high bouffants. As an emerging actress,...

How Cicely Tyson Prepared For This Groundbreaking Role

OWN | Posted 08.01.2014 | OWN

From the covers of Ebony magazine to the Broadway stage, Cicely Tyson has had an illustrious career. Though she has played plenty of memorable charact...

PHOTOS: 10 Black Hollywood Stars Who Conquered Broadway

Posted 04.02.2014 | Black Voices

After years of toiling on TV shows, films, and recording studios, many acclaimed actors and musicians venture off to the Great White Way to lend their...

The Top 15 Black Entertainment News Stories Of 2013

Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices

There's no doubt that 2013 had its share of exciting and heartbreaking entertainment news. From the good news like Cicely Tyson winning her first Tony...

Lifetime Bringing 'Trip To Bountiful' To TV

Posted 11.05.2013 | Entertainment

"The Trip To Bountiful," the hit Tony-winning Broadway play, is coming to TV thanks to Lifetime. Slated to air next year, and currently in producti...

Cicely Tyson Opens Up On Breaking Down Barries

Jet Mag | Posted 07.01.2013 | Black Voices

While the term “legend” tends to get tossed around often, only a select few can truly own that designation....

PHOTOS: Stunning Stars At The Tony Awards

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 06.11.2013 | Black Voices

The 2013 Tony Awards were held Sunday night in New York City. And for an event honoring the best of Broadway's theatrics, it's no surprise that there ...

It's Tyson Time, Tripping to Bountiful!

Lonna Saunders | Posted 08.06.2013 | Chicago
Lonna Saunders

Cicely Tyson. I remember when she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress when I was still in school for Sounder (1972). Yet it wasn't u...

It's Tony Week! Who Should Win?

Cara Joy David | Posted 08.04.2013 | Arts
Cara Joy David

I feel pretty confident that my favorite play of the year, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, will win Best Play and my favorite musical, Matilda, will win Best Musical. (There is a groundswell of support for Kinky Boots.)

Who Will Take the Tony on Broadway This Year?

Gregory G. Allen | Posted 08.03.2013 | Entertainment
Gregory G. Allen

It is that time of year when the Broadway community in New York City shines their bright lights on the 'best of the best' with the annual Tony Awards ceremony.