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How A Filipino Designer Helped Bring A Story Of Liberian Women To Life

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 07.13.2016 | Arts

"Eclipsed" made history this year as Broadway's first all-female production --written, directed and acted by black women. The play, a story of five mo...

Eclipsed: Making Herstory On Broadway And In Real Life

Kavita N. Ramdas | Posted 06.22.2016 | Entertainment
Kavita N. Ramdas

This evening 5 African women, including the much-celebrated Lupita Nyongo, will command the stage at the Golden Theater on Broadway as they have for ...

The Seventh Annual Lilly Awards

Rochelle Jewel Shapiro | Posted 05.26.2016 | Arts
Rochelle Jewel Shapiro

he Seventh Annual Lilly Awards on May 23rd, 2016 at Signature Theatre was a rousing salute to women who made significant contributions to theater and activism. It began with a video of a recent protest in front of Dublin's Abbey Theater decrying a male-dominated commemorative season.

On the Culture Front: American Psycho, The Father and More

Chris Kompanek | Posted 04.29.2016 | New York
Chris Kompanek

One of the more potent arguments made by people who don't like musicals is that it's hard to convey something truly terrifying through a medium steepe...

The Walking Dead: Reckoning Paid In Full!

Darryl Woodard | Posted 04.08.2016 | Entertainment
Darryl Woodard

Titled, "Last Day on Earth," the season 6 finale of The Walking Dead was great all around. The suspense held till the very end. Even causing fans around the world doing dead pool-like guesses on who died.

Black Girls Rock! Is The Ultimate Celebration Of Sisterhood

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 04.06.2016 | Black Voices

Black Girls Rock! aired on BET Tuesday night, marking a momentous ceremony that commemorated the best of black girl magic. Black women of all ages s...

The Walking Dead: A Night Mission of Special Ops

Darryl Woodard | Posted 03.11.2016 | Entertainment
Darryl Woodard

Season 6 episode 12, titled, "Not Tomorrow Yet," was a foreshadow to the expectant season finale. Rick's people have dealt with Negan's men in previou...

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 ...

The Walking Dead: Rick and Michonne's Organic Progression, and more

Darryl Woodard | Posted 02.26.2016 | Entertainment
Darryl Woodard

Season 6 episode 10, titled, "The Next World," of The Walking Dead has it all. Touch of humor, touch of drama, and a Rick and Michonne romance that ha...

The Walking Dead: Rick Leads, Others Follow, Bravo!

Darryl Woodard | Posted 02.19.2016 | Entertainment
Darryl Woodard

Deanna's dream was fought for, as everyone dug deep. Well, perhaps not everyone. The midseason 6 premiere of The Walking Dead titled, "No Way Out," was truly magnifique.

Actress Danai Gurira: It Shouldn't Be 'Unusual' That My Play Is On Broadway

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 02.15.2016 | Black Voices

Actress Danai Gurira is making her first impression on Broadway in the coming weeks as the playwright behind "Eclipsed." The play is gaining buzz for ...

The Walking Dead: An Appreciation of Rick Grimes, Part III of III

Darryl Woodard | Posted 02.11.2016 | Entertainment
Darryl Woodard

Atlanta is past. The Governor, Gareth, and Dawn Lerner, all killed. A new locale brings new crises, and a new nemesis. This begins part III, an appreciation of Rick Grimes in The Walking Dead, season's 5 and 6 first half.

WATCH LIVE: 'The Walking Dead' Star Danai Gurira Dishes On The Show's Return

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 02.11.2016 | HuffPost Live 321

Danai Gurira portrays fierce and fearless Michonne on the AMC hit show "The Walking Dead." She joins HuffPost Live to discuss the post-apocalyptic ser...

The Walking Dead: An Appreciation of Rick Grimes, Part II of III

Darryl Woodard | Posted 02.03.2016 | Entertainment
Darryl Woodard

Rick and his group discover an abandoned prison to become a fortified home. Before that, they have to get rid of the walkers first. This begins part II, an appreciation of Rick Grimes in The Walking Dead, seasons 3 and 4.

The Walking Dead: Mid-Season 6 Finale is High Caliber!

Darryl Woodard | Posted 12.04.2015 | Entertainment
Darryl Woodard

Season 6 episode 8 titled, "Start to Finish," delivers on all facets and then some. Solid acting supported by a superb story with impressive visuals. All creating those memorable moments.

The Walking Dead: The Heart Wins, the Head Loses

Darryl Woodard | Posted 11.24.2015 | Entertainment
Darryl Woodard

Glenn is still a Houdini. Surviving by his escape artistry previously mentioned in my Huffpost October 30, 2015 blog titled, "The Walking Dead: Michonne, a Leader Exemplar," about season 6 episode 3. The heart won.

The Walking Dead: Michonne, a Leader Exemplar

Darryl Woodard | Posted 10.30.2015 | Entertainment
Darryl Woodard

Fans are freaked about season 6 episode 3, titled, "Thank You." Though my head says Glenn died my heart says otherwise for he's already proven to be a Houdini escape artist. And there's Michonne, who shines.

The Walking Dead: Season 6 Premiere a Marvelous Magnum Force

Darryl Woodard | Posted 10.16.2015 | Entertainment
Darryl Woodard

The season 6 premiere starkly presented how two factions face imminent peril. There's the Alexandrians, who've always been naïve at best, and negligent at worst. And Rick's group, always exigent, and ready to go downtown.

'The Walking Dead' Star Slays In Vibrant Photoshoot

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 10.14.2015 | Black Voices

Danai Gurira is not only the sword-swinging, ass-kicking Michonne on "The Walking Dead" -- she's also a playwright. In an interview with DuJour magazi...

Fashion Trends: The Inverted-Martini Skirt or What to Wear on July 4th

Margaret Gardiner | Posted 07.02.2016 | Style
Margaret Gardiner

Fashion is fickle and comes in waves, rushing up onto the shores of consciousness, soaking the landscape so it becomes more than a trend, before receding to be re-invented, a decade or two later.

Battling the First Act Blues

George Heymont | Posted 05.14.2016 | Arts
George Heymont

Last fall, as Mike Daisey was performing his new tetralogy entitled The Great Tragedies, he recounted some of his experiences as a student in London. One of his acting teachers was a fierce martinet with a habit of interrupting her students by yelling "YOU'RE BORING ME! "

The Walking Dead: Season 5 Finale Blasts Full Afterburners!

Darryl Woodard | Posted 06.02.2015 | TV
Darryl Woodard

A great story, powered by wonderful acting and masterfully paced edge of your seat suspense throughout, along with riveting moments. All of that, and ...

Why Michonne Must Live: Actress Danai Gurira Gives Us Exactly What We Need Right Now

Angela D. Coleman | Posted 05.20.2015 | Black Voices
Angela D. Coleman

Danai Gurira is multi-talented acting force of nature, super-fabulous in bringing such emotional depth to her role on The Walking Dead. Her performance is the kind we have not seen lately, in the sci-fi drama genre or, frankly, any other genre.

The Walking Dead: Let's Meet the Neighbors

Darryl Woodard | Posted 05.17.2015 | Entertainment
Darryl Woodard

Sasha seems to be the only one of Rick's group who hasn't accepted their new surroundings. Yet I actually believe she will later.That's what The Walking Dead show is about: character growth and continually-evolving story lines.

The Walking Dead: Season 5 Continues the Show's Enduring Resonance

Darryl Woodard | Posted 05.05.2015 | Entertainment
Darryl Woodard

It was an episode that eased up on the accelerator a bit. An episode where everyone needed a profound time of respite. And it's no wonder the previous episode was titled, "The Distance."