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Debbie Allen's 'Freeze Frame' Promotes Non-Violence

Catherine Bauknight | Posted 08.03.2016 | World
Catherine Bauknight

Debbie Allen is the writer, Director and Choreographer of Freeze Frame, a multimedia production. She is an accomplished dancer, actress, producer, and...

These Little Girls Totally Dominate In Awesome Dance Video

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 06.20.2016 | Parents

There's something truly magical about watching kids dance. On Saturday, Debbie Allen Dance Academy shared this awesome video of little girls practicin...

Syncopated Ladies: Fierce Feminine Strong

Ronda Lee | Posted 05.25.2016 | Arts
Ronda Lee

I spoke with Chloe Arnold to talk about her amazing sisterhood of talented hoofers and what it means for women tap dancers.

Michelle Obama's Dance Class At The White House Was Peak Black Girl Magic

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 02.09.2016 | Black Voices

A photo posted by First Lady Michelle Obama (@michelleobama) on Feb 8, 2016 at 8:15pm PST First Lady Michelle Obama hosted a Black History Mont...

I Had a Dream: An Encores! Wish List

Kevin Winkler | Posted 02.08.2017 | Arts
Kevin Winkler

Instead of getting depressed about how they don't write 'em like they used to, here's an even dozen shows from the era of Chicago up through the '00s that Encores! might consider in the future.

Debbie Allen-Helmed 'Freeze Frame' To Explore Gun Violence In The U.S. | Brennan Williams | Posted 02.05.2016 | Black Voices

'Freeze Frame,' a new work fusing dance, music, cinema and theater, kicks off its U.S. premiere in Los Angeles Feb. 5....

23 Black Stars Who Shined On Broadway Through The Years

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 01.18.2017 | Black Voices

This post is part of a weekly series celebrating #ThrowbackThursday with reflections of our favorite childhood memories, past pop culture moments and ...

42 Black Filmmakers Take Over Twitter To Raise Awareness Around Diversity In Cinema

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 06.02.2015 | Black Voices

For the second consecutive year, Ava DuVernay teamed up with more than 40 fellow independent filmmakers to interact with fans and friends via their Tw...

Essence Recognizes Five Trailblazers In One Badass Cover

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 04.14.2015 | Black Voices

Yes! Essence magazine is marking a big milestone in May -- and to honor the event, they’ve dedicated the cover of their upcoming issue to five we...

WATCH: Raven-Symone Gives Mentor Debbie Allen A Heartfelt Surprise

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 12.18.2014 | Black Voices

Since the tender age of 4, Raven-Symone has captivated television audiences across the globe with her role as Olivia Kendall during the final three se...

Debbie Allen: Cosby Allegations Are 'Hard To Believe'

Posted 12.10.2014 | Black Voices

In recent weeks, the list of celebrities who have publicly defended Bill Cosby against his multiple sexual abuse accusations have included from Jill S...

What The Cast Of 'A Different World' Is Doing Today (One Voices The Green M&M!)

OWN | Posted 10.27.2014 | OWN

In the late '80s to early '90s, "A Different World" often pushed the boundaries of television. The "Cosby Show" spinoff about a group of Hillman Colle...

Debbie Allen Has A Serious Question For Reality TV Stars

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 05.12.2014 | Black Voices

Legendary dancer, actor and choreographer Debbie Allen shares her thoughts on how today's celebrities pay a higher price for fame in comparison to yes...

Lauren Duca

When Will Diversity Really Happen On TV? | Lauren Duca | Posted 04.24.2014 | TV

Debbie Allen remembers the segregated water fountains of the 1960s. Growing up in Texas, life was so difficult, she and her family crossed the border ...

How Racism Almost Derailed Debbie Allen's Dance Career

OWN | Posted 01.25.2014 | OWN

Dance legend Debbie Allen shot to stardom in her role as Lydia Grant in the 1980s series "Fame," but it wasn't an easy road to get there. Allen says t...

WATCH: From 'Julia' To 'Scandal,' A Look At The Roles Of Black Women On TV

The Huffington Post | Rhonesha Byng | Posted 10.07.2013 | Black Voices

To see someone on television that looks like you is a powerful feeling. It’s a feeling one can take for granted if their image is the one that domi...

Black Celebrities Who Have Supported Obama's Election Campaign

Posted 09.05.2012 | Black Voices

When President Barack Obama officially declared his plans to run for President back in 2007, countless black celebrities across various industries pub...

Debbie Allen Checks Back Into 'Grey's Anatomy'

Posted 08.28.2012 | TV

Debbie Allen, star of "Fame," is heading back to "Grey's Anatomy." The Emmy award-winning actress, director and choreographer is set to reprise her...

Movie Makers and Story Tellers Take Over Miami

Myrdith Leon Mccormack | Posted 09.01.2012 | Black Voices
Myrdith Leon Mccormack

From June 20th to the 23rd, my goal was to learn as much about the film industry as possible; to see it through the eyes of the artists, hear it in their voices, see their visions on the big screen, and to gauge the audiences reaction.

WATCH: Idris Gives Fans Another Taste Of 'Milk & Honey'

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 11.22.2011 | Black Voices

Following the October debut of their first episode, executive producer Idris Elba and production company Brown Paper Dolls have released the second in...

Revisiting West Side Story (VIDEOS)

George Heymont | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

Although I did not see the original production of West Side Story, I've been lucky to see several others.

"Fame" Remake A Go

The Hollywood Reporter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Megan Mullally, Kelsey Grammer, Charles S. Dutton, Bebe Neuwirth and Debbie Allen have been tenured. The quintet has been chosen to fill out the admi...