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How Phylicia Rashad's Mother Protected Her From The Malice Of Legal Segregation

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 01.26.2017 | OWN

When actress Phylicia Rashad was a child, segregation was legal in the United States. Growing up as a young African-American girl in 1950s Texas was a...

First Nighter: Tarell Alvin McCraney's 'Head of Passes' Is the Play of the Year, With Phylicia Rashad Giving the Performance of the Year

David Finkle | Posted 03.29.2017 | Arts
David Finkle

If superlative acting interests you -- and you probably wouldn't be reading this if it didn't -- you're well advised to make every effort you can to see Phylicia Rashad as Shelah in Tarell Alvin McCraney's Head of Passes, at the Public.

How 'The Cosby Show' Taught Me to Express My Cultural Identity

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 10.27.2016 | Entertainment
Ian Reifowitz

Bill Cosby is what he is, and he did what he did. I'm not here to comment on that. As for how his greatest creation is remembered, that's up to all of us collectively. What I'll say is that it had a tremendous effect on me, personally.

A-Sides With Jon Chattman: Stepping Out With Louis York and Jon Bellion

Jon Chattman | Posted 07.07.2016 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

To take a page from The Beasties Boys, the next two acts featured on A-Sides have mad hits like they were Rod Carew. Sadaharu Oh even. Louis York are the multi-platinum team of songwriters/producers Claude Kelly and Chuck Harmony.

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...

Immediate Family at the Mark Taper Forum

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 05.04.2016 | Arts
Hoyt Hilsman

Playwright Paul Oakley Stovall's lighthearted family comedy would be right at home as a TV sitcom with the deletion of a few swear words.

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...

Drama at b michael NYFW Fall 2015

Yvonna Russell | Posted 04.26.2015 | Style
Yvonna Russell

The mannequins could have walked right into the storyline of the latest Shondra Rhimes dramas.

Kanye West Opens Up On Interracial Relationships And Racism

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 02.27.2015 | Black Voices

For over 10 years, Kanye West has consistently created various pop culture trends across the world. Now, the Grammy Award-winner has ventured beyond m...

Phylicia Rashad Says She Was Misquoted During Cosby Defense

The Huffington Post | Lily Karlin | Posted 01.08.2015 | Entertainment

Phylicia Rashad says her recent comments defending Bill Cosby have been misquoted. In an interview with Showbiz 411 on Tuesday, the actress was report...

Nina Bahadur

3 More Cosby Accusers Come Forward | Nina Bahadur | Posted 01.08.2015 | Women

In a Wednesday Jan. 7 press conference, lawyer Gloria Allred introduced three women who have come forward for the first time to accuse Bill Cosby of s...

Phylicia Rashad May Not Have Expected This Reaction

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 01.11.2015 | Fifty

Phylicia Rashad, the actress who played Bill Cosby's TV wife for many years, just broke her silence about the sexual assault scandal that has been pla...

John Legend and Common Sing Selma's "Glory" at the Metropolitan Club

Regina Weinreich | Posted 03.09.2015 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Bracing an icy rain, Harry Belafonte, Gay Talese, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Ruben Santiago Hudson, Phylicia Rashad, Gayle King, Tamron Hall, and many ot...

Matthew Jacobs

'Selma' Director Challenges Claims Of Historical Inaccuracy | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 01.08.2015 | Entertainment

By the time "Selma" opened on Christmas Day, its rapturous critical reception had the film on course to become a clear Oscar front-runner. But as is ...

Phylicia Rashad Defends Bill Cosby Against Sexual Assault Allegations

The Huffington Post | Lily Karlin | Posted 01.07.2015 | Entertainment

UPDATE: In an interview with ABC News, Phylicia Rashad said she was misquoted by Showbiz 411, which reported that Rashad said "forget these women" whe...

Phylicia Rashad On Bill Cosby Accusers: 'Forget These Women'

Showbiz411 | Roger Friedman | Posted 01.07.2015 | Black Voices

It was just happenstance: I ran into Tony winner Phylicia Rashad today at Paramount’s super elegant lunch for the movie “Selma” at the Metropoli...

BET Announce 2015 'Honors' Recipients

Associated Press | Posted 12.15.2014 | Black Voices

NEW YORK (AP) -- Someone other than Kanye West is confirming his visionary status. The superstar rapper will receive the Visionary Award next month...

Where Is This Generation's Clair Huxtable?

Dr. Misee Harris | Posted 09.01.2014 | TV
Dr. Misee Harris

Where is this generation's Clair Huxtable? Phylicia Rashad's character showed me through her television portrayal that with hard work, good values, and grace I could accomplish anything. Where have all of the black lawyers and doctors on television gone?

WATCH: Phylicia Rashad On 'The Cosby Show' Kids Today

HuffPost Live | Posted 04.03.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

As one of the most recognizable TV moms during the '80s and '90s, Phylicia Rashad developed a very tight-knit bond with the actors who played her chil...

WATCH: 'Cosby Show' Star Cringes At The Current State Of Sitcoms

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 04.03.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

It's been 22 years since the universally-acclaimed "Cosby Show" went off the air, and sitcoms just haven't been the same since, according to Phylicia ...

This Relationship Advice Gives Us More Reason To Love Claire Huxtable

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 05.06.2014 | Divorce

Full disclosure here: Growing up, we always kind of wished "Cosby Show" mom Claire Huxtable would be our second mom. From her sweet-but-stern approach...

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...

29 Years Ago: The Cosby Show Premiered On This Day

Posted 09.20.2013 | Black Voices

Twenty-nine years ago today, one of the most iconic and impactful shows about a black family debuted on television sets around the nation: "The Cosby ...

Theater: August Wilson Cycle Launches At Greene Space

Michael Giltz | Posted 10.26.2013 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

The most exciting theatrical event of the fall isn't taking place on Broadway, or Off Broadway or in any theater at all -- it's happening at a radio station.

WATCH: Was 'The Cosby Show' Realistic About Race?

OWN | Posted 07.10.2013 | OWN

For eight seasons, actress Phylicia Rashad played TV's favorite mom on "The Cosby Show." As Clair Huxtable, Rashad portrayed a strong, confident lawye...