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12-Year-Old Quvenzhané Wallis Adds 'Author' To List Of Accomplishments

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 10.07.2015 | Arts

Academy Award nominee Quvenzhané Wallis, now 12 years old, is writing a children's book series to be published by Simon & Schuster between January 20...

What's Missing From the New Annie: A New, New Deal

Zachary Norris | Posted 03.17.2015 | Black Voices
Zachary Norris

It's a hard knock life for poor black and brown youth and their parents not because they are not willing to work hard, but because of the legacy of discrimination embedded in the structure of past federal government policies such as the New Deal.

Amy Adams Thanks All The Inspiring Women At The Golden Globes

The Huffington Post | Lauren Zupkus | Posted 01.12.2015 | Entertainment

Amy Adams won Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy at the 2015 Golden Globes for "Big Eyes" in Beverly Hills on Sunday. In the fact-based drama dir...

Adorable Alert!

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 01.11.2015 | Black Voices

This is the moment we've been waiting for -- Quvenzhané Wallis, aka the night's most adorable star, has hit the red carpet. The 11-year-old "Annie" a...

Dear 'Annie' Remake Creators: Thank You

Camryn Garrett | Posted 03.11.2015 | Teen
Camryn Garrett

To see the incredibly talented Quvenzhané singing "Tomorrow" in the trailer gives me hope. Maybe we'll see more starring roles for people of color in the future. Maybe a little girl will see the movie and see herself. Perhaps this will be the start of her career.

Target Under Fire For Using White Model In 'Annie' Clothing Ads

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 12.31.2014 | Business

Target has stirred outrage with an “Annie”-themed ad campaign featuring a white model in place of the black actress who stars in the latest film version of the rags-to-riches story.

How Critics Got the New 'Annie' Wrong

David Valdes Greenwood | Posted 02.21.2015 | Parents
David Valdes Greenwood

It is strange to expect a wish-fulfillment story like Annie (no matter which version) to offer trenchant commentary on anything, and especially unsettling when a critic born in the Jim Crow era decrees that actors of color must still deliver some specific "black angle" in 2014.

Annie Review

Dwight Brown | Posted 02.18.2015 | Black Voices
Dwight Brown

On the surface, there is absolutely no reason to update the classic Broadway show Annie, which was already adapted for the screen in 1982. But this multicultural cast redux adds a hip swag to the classic kid's story. This Annie is urban, emotional and fun. But far from perfect.

'It's Not Going To Be A Black Annie. It's Just Going To Be Annie'

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 12.16.2014 | Entertainment

Will Gluck’s “Annie,” which hits theaters on Dec. 19, transplants the beloved Depression-era musical into the present day by adding a pop spin o...

Quvenzhané Wallis' Golden Globes Nomination Shocked Twitter

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 12.11.2014 | Entertainment

The 72nd annual Golden Globe nominations were announced Thursday morning, highlighting the best in film and television this year. As usual, there were...

Jamie Foxx Reveals The Most Important Aspect About Filming 'Annie'

Posted 11.11.2014 | Black Voices

With the holiday season steadily approaching, ESSENCE magazine has decided to tap Jamie Foxx and Quvenzhané Wallis for the cover story of their Decem...

Leigh Blickley

Quvenzhané Wallis Has Her Fingers Crossed For Another Oscar Nod | Leigh Blickley | Posted 10.16.2014 | Entertainment

Quvenzhané Wallis has accomplished more than most kids her age. At 9 years old, she became a household name as the youngest actress ever to receive a...

Cameron Diaz Doesn't Sing In The 'Annie' Trailer

The Huffington Post | Jessica Goodman | Posted 05.29.2014 | Entertainment

The full trailer for the "Annie" reboot starring Jamie Foxx and Quvenzhané Wallis debuted on Yahoo! Movies and shows just a little more than the orig...

Guess Who's The New Face Of Armani Junior!

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 05.22.2014 | Black Voices

Quvenzhané Wallis can now add "Armani model" to her ever-growing resume. The adorable 10-year-old is not only the face of Armani Junior, but she ...

Why I'm So Excited for the New Annie Movie With Quvenzhané Wallis

Olivia Cole | Posted 05.07.2014 | Black Voices
Olivia Cole

Google "coming of age movies" and you will find that the stories our culture says define coming of age are those like The Sandlot or Superbad. For boys of color there are far fewer, but some: Cooley High. Boyz in the Hood. School Daze. Try Googling "coming of age movies for girls" and you'll find a lot less.

What Quevenzhane Wallis Got For 'Annie'

Posted 12.31.2013 | Entertainment

What kind of perks did Quvenzhane Wallis receive for playing the title little orphan in 2014's "Annie" reboot? Try WiFi. According to documents acq...

10 Amazing Young People Worth Celebrating

The Huffington Post | Rhonesha Byng | Posted 12.26.2013 | Black Voices

From Kendrick Johnson to Renisha McBride, too many young black people made headlines this year in the United States for news directly related to a tra...

LOOK: Cast Of Annie Performs 'Tomorrow' In Harlem

The Huffington Post | Rhonesha Byng | Posted 12.10.2014 | Black Voices

We absolutely love this video that surfaced last week showing the cast of "Annie" performing "Tomorrow" on the streets of Harlem in New York City. ...

Quvenzhane Wallis Rides Bike On 'Annie' Set

Posted 09.19.2013 | Entertainment

It's a hard-knock life for little orphan Annie, but that doesn't prevent her from using CitiBikes. The first set photo from the "Annie" remake that Ja...

The Time We Went Shopping With Quvenzhané Wallis...

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 08.12.2013 | Black Voices

There are a few things you should know about Quvenzhané Wallis... 1. She's the youngest person ever nominated for an Academy Award in the Best Act...

LOOK: Fabulous Styles For Every Age

Posted 06.14.2013 | OWN

By Clarissa Cruz Quvenzhané Wallis, Hannah Simone, Rita Moreno and more celebrities share how to look polished, pretty and perfectly appropriate...

Sandra Bullock May Star In 'Annie'

Posted 06.12.2013 | Entertainment

It's a hard knock life for Sandra Bullock. According to TheWrap, Bullock may star as Miss Hannigan in the big-screen remake of "Annie" that Will Smith...

Hard Knock Life?

Posted 04.29.2013 | Entertainment

Jamie Foxx may have found his next gig. The increasingly busy actor is reportedly in talks to join "Annie," Sony's upcoming adaptation of the classic ...

WATCH: Quvenzhané Wallis Had A Dance-Off To End All Dance-Offs

Posted 04.17.2013 | Parents

Nine-year-old Quvenzhané Wallis, the breakout star of "Beasts of the Southern Wild," is already famous for being the youngest Oscar nominee in histor...

2013 MTV Movie Awards Swag Suites

Zorianna Kit | Posted 06.15.2013 | Style
Zorianna Kit

In the days prior to Sunday's MTV Movie Awards hosted by Rebel Wilson, nominees, presenters and celebs had a chance to visit some gifting suites in th...