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The Memy Awards: And the Winners Are...

Prasanna Ranganathan | Posted 09.19.2015 | Entertainment
Prasanna Ranganathan

I decided that I wanted to hand out my very own Emmy Awards today and thanks to a slight typographical error when first writing this piece I decided they would be called The Memy Awards -- my picks for performances and series that warranted being singled out for recognition.

9 Times The Stars Of 'OITNB' Were Badass Feminists Off-Screen

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 06.10.2015 | Women

The third season of "Orange Is The New Black" comes out on June 12, and we could not be more excited to spend a full weekend binge-watching it. Th...

Ira World Premiere Benefits Shrunken Shakespeare and the Actors' Fund

Tim Ranney | Posted 06.02.2015 | Arts
Tim Ranney

The plucky Shrunken Shakespeare Company has had some pretty big scores for their productions and parties considering they've only been around since 2012.

'Orange Is The New Black' Cast Moved By Essence Honor

AP | NEKESA MUMBI MOODY | Posted 02.24.2015 | Black Voices

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The annual Essence Black Women in Hollywood Award is a guarantee of big stars and lots of tears. Thursday kept to trad...

103-Year-Old Civil Rights Legend To Attend State Of The Union Address

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 02.02.2015 | Black Voices

Many are expected to tune into President Obama’s State of the Union Address Tuesday night but few will have the opportunity to hear his remarks in p...

Selma: It Sears... Sings... and Soars!

Darryl Woodard | Posted 03.18.2015 | Entertainment
Darryl Woodard

By not overdoing a southern accent while also reportedly voluntarily putting on some weight for the role, actor David Oyelowo shines in this film. And he's not the only one. They all shine.

'Orange Is The New Black' Cast Is About To Get Another Big Honor

AP | MESFIN FEKADU | Posted 01.20.2015 | Black Voices

NEW YORK (AP) — The black cast members of the hit series "Orange Is the New Black" will be honored by Essence magazine at its pre-Oscars luncheon ne...

Maniacal Maven Of 'Orange Is The New Black' Opens Up

Karu F. Daniels, | Posted 01.06.2015 | Black Voices

With a career spanning three decades, Brooklyn-bred actress Lorraine Toussaint has recently gained a new following -- thanks in large part to her role...

Nine Reasons to go See Selma

Bruce Reyes-Chow | Posted 02.23.2015 | Entertainment
Bruce Reyes-Chow

I have also recently viewed the movie in its entirety. It was not the final cut, but it was done enough for me to offer some thoughts about why this may be one of the most important films to be released in a while.

Selma's Lorraine Toussaint on Motherhood, a Childhood of 'Silent, Dark Terror' and Award Season Buzz

Caroline Presno | Posted 01.24.2015 | Entertainment
Caroline Presno

Toussaint's story is that of a woman who was shut down by a culture, rendered powerless, but finds a way back, and in the end, completely comes into her own.

'OITNB' Star May Make Shocking Return For Season 3

The Huffington Post | Lily Karlin | Posted 10.28.2014 | Entertainment

After Vee was hit by a car in last season's "Orange Is the New Black" finale, chances that Lorraine Toussaint would return for the show's third season...

Lorraine Toussaint Sees Her 'OITNB' Nude Scene For The First Time

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 08.12.2014 | Women

Editor's note: the clip above contains nudity. Lorraine Toussaint dared to go bare after turning 50 when she stripped down for a steamy scene in th...

You've Got Time

Lisa Steinberg | Posted 09.15.2014 | Entertainment
Lisa Steinberg

Time. You've got time. In the Netflix show Orange Is The New Black time is pretty much the only thing that is on the characters' side, because as Piper Chapman (Taylor Schilling) learned in season one, it's about all you can count on.

This May Be a Huge Clue About The Future Of Vee On 'OITNB'

The Huffington Post | Jessica Toomer | Posted 07.08.2014 | Entertainment

It looks like one of the Litchfield ladies just staged a prison break. Lorraine Toussaint, who played resident sociopath Yvonne "Vee" Parker on "O...

Shirley Jones Joins 'Cougar Town'

Posted 11.12.2012 | TV

Shirley Jones is grabbing her wine glass and heading to "Cougar Town." According to TBS, "The Partridge Family" veteran will play Anne, an elderly...

Middle of Nowhere and the Black Independent Film Movement

Roya Rastegar | Posted 12.11.2012 | Black Voices
Roya Rastegar

This weekend will be a critical marker for the burgeoning independent Black film movement. Opening in theaters in select cities this Friday, Middle of Nowhere is a compelling drama about a young newlywed who puts her happiness on hold as she eagerly awaits for her husband's early release from a five-year prison sentence.

Movie Review: Middle of Nowhere

Marshall Fine | Posted 12.08.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Quiet but compelling, emotionally buttoned-up and naked at the same time, Ava DuVernay's Middle of Nowhere is a film about holding still while trying to move forward.

Rob Riggle Is Headed To Wall Street ... In The '80s

Posted 05.15.2012 | TV

Rob Riggle is on his way to Wall Street. According to TVLine, the "Daily Show" alum is set to star in HBO's upcoming star-studded comedy about 1980s W...