Times are changing. And thanks to President Obama's support for LGBT rights, black Americans attitudes towards LGBT people are slowly changing too, but we still have a long way to go to end the bigotry and religious homophobia that still exists.
Forty-four years after the premiere of Julia, Kerry Washington, another Bronx-born actress, debuted in the role of "Olivia Pope" on the hour-long drama Scandal, created and executive produced by, Shonda Rhimes, an African American woman.
"My argument in favor of educating girls is more practical. We should do it because it is an incredibly powerful tool for ending global poverty."
Mr. Dick Gregory -- presidential candidate, comedian, author, actor, army, postal worker, civil rights activist, entrepreneur in nutrition and the health food industry -- has done it all. What does he like doing best?
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.
Folks turned up to be a part of the second inauguration of Barack Hussein Obama with hope in their hearts and a dream in their eyes. America was alive that day in Washington.
Film: Django Unchained (2012) Cast includes: Jamie Foxx (Ray), Christoph Waltz (Inglorious Basterds), Leonardo DiCaprio (Inception), Kerry Washington ...
Quentin Tarantino is one of the rare directors whose work is identifiable without his name attached, whether it's his flair for dialogue, his inspired use of music, his love for film and its genres, or his passion for blood-splattering violence. All of these are on display in his latest film, Django Unchained.
Quentin Tarantino is clearly an actor's director, eliciting powerful performances from most of his star-studded cast in Django Unchained.
Within the first fifteen minutes, I felt guilty for watching the movie. All I could think about and feel were Spike Lee's sentiments -- who refused to see the movie "out of respect" for his ancestors.
Django Unchained is a film that in spite of, or maybe because of the veracity of its violence, imagines black womanhood™ beyond the superhuman stoic into a paradigm of the pretty.
Quentin Tarantino arguably made Django Unchained because he wanted to try his hand at a Spaghetti Western, and that's basically what he has done. Alas, the film is little more than a genre exercise, with little more than the obvious role reversals to justify its artistic existence.
Take a look at what Foxx and Washington had to say in our brief but packed video interview.
Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained is, perhaps, the most anticipated movie of the season because, well, it's a movie directed by Quentin Tarantino and people like his movies. With two more ados before we start, the movie stars Jamie Foxx and Christoph Waltz as men hunting bounty in the old South a few years before the Civil War. With one more ado, it also stars Leonardo DiCaprio as a plantation owner who happens to own Django's wife (Kerry Washington). Are there any further ados? There appear to be no further ados. So, with no further ado, we answer every question that you could possibly have about Django Unchained.
Maybe it's not quite Revenge: The Presidential Years, but Kerry Washington, Tony Goldwyn and Jeff Perry spark nicely off each other and there are plenty of juicy twists and turns in the show's potential presidential scandal.
The level of professionalism from these young artists was both stunning and inspirational, and provided great hope for those of us devoted to the future of the arts in America.