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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 05.04.2015 | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 mont...

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...

WATCH: Actresses Tackle The Light Skin Vs. Dark Skin Debate

OWN | Posted 06.26.2013 | OWN

In many parts of the world, people are judged not just by their skin color but also by their skin tone. The devaluing of dark-skinned women, which is ...

'We'd Hide Behind The Refrigerator Door'

Posted 07.12.2013 | TV

Starring on a TV show certainly has its perks, but real-life pregnancy presents a huge challenge for actors. Katie Couric featured four famous TV m...

NBC Cancels 'Do No Harm'

The Huffington Post | Jaimie Etkin | Posted 04.10.2013 | TV

Another one bites the dust: NBC has canceled "Do No Harm" after just two episodes, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The "Jekyll and Hyde"-inspi...

Jaimie Etkin

Phylicia Rashad Talks Returning To TV, 'Cosby' Reunions & More!

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaimie Etkin | Posted 04.09.2013 | TV

Phylicia Rashad hasn't been a series regular on television since "The Cosby Show" (and a few of its incarnations thereafter). But Clair Huxtable is a ...