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'Hidden Figures' Director On Taraji P. Henson Snub: 'It's Disappointing'

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 02.20.2017 | Black Voices

Taraji P. Henson turned in one of the best performances this year in “Hidden Figures,” the true story about the black women who were an integral p...

12 Baby Names Inspired By Black Stars Who Are Making History

Nameberry | Caroline Bologna | Posted 02.10.2017 | Parents

In our previous salutes to Black History Month, we’ve looked back to activists, pop culture icons and other barrier breakers of the past. Today, we...

Taraji P. Henson Shares Message Of Unity In Stunning SAG Speech

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 01.30.2017 | Black Voices

Taraji P. Henson spoke with conviction Sunday night after it was announced that “Hidden Figures” won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding...

Taraji P. Henson Lands Leading Role As A Hit Woman In 'Proud Mary'

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 01.12.2017 | Black Voices

Coming off the major success of her hit drama “Hidden Figures,” Taraji P. Henson has landed her next big movie role, and it’s badass. Henson ha...

7 Times We Needed To Hear Taraji P. Henson Keep It Real

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 01.05.2017 | Black Voices

Taraji P. Henson has been a force on the big screen since her breakout role in “Baby Boy.” An admirable quality about the actress off screen, howe...

Taraji P. Henson: 'I Was Hurt' After Reading 'Hidden Figures' Script

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 01.09.2017 | Black Voices

Taraji P. Henson’s biggest takeaway from her role in “Hidden Figures” is simple: “A brilliant mind does not have a color or a gender.” On W...

Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe Shine On Essence's February Cover

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 12.23.2016 | Black Voices

The stars of “Hidden Figures” grace the February cover of Essence magazine with style, beauty and pride. The cover features Taraji P. Henson, Octa...

Taraji P. Henson On One Thing She Hopes Young Girls Learn From 'Hidden Figures'

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 12.22.2016 | Black Voices

Taraji P. Henson has received much acclaim for her stunning role in the upcoming film “Hidden Figures.” Henson portrays Katherine Johnson, a rema...

Ryan Reynolds Doesn't Think He Was 'High Class' Enough For Coen Bros

The Huffington Post | Julia Brucculieri | Posted 11.30.2016 | Entertainment

In a new interview with Taraji P. Henson for Variety’s “Actors on Actors” series, Ryan Reynolds got candid about his last audition, which he cla...

Taraji P. Henson Made Under 2 Percent Of Brad Pitt's 'Benjamin Button' Salary

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 10.25.2016 | Black Voices

Taraji P. Henson is spilling all the tea about Hollywood’s mistreatment of black stars in her new memoir, Around the Way Girl. In an excerpt from t...

Previewing 'Hidden Figures' With Octavia Spencer, Taraji P. Henson And Janelle Monáe

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 09.14.2016 | Entertainment

Taraji P. Henson emerged onstage in tears on Saturday after an intimate audience at the Toronto Film Festival previewed scenes from her new movie “H...

Taraji P. Henson Claps Back At 50 Cent For Making Fun Of Vivica A. Fox

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 09.14.2016 | Black Voices

Taraji P. Henson isn’t here for 50 Cent’s latest online jab at his ex, Vivica A. Fox. On Wednesday, 50 Cent posted a photo on Instagram of Fox bes...

Cookie Fans, Rejoice! Taraji P. Henson's MAC Collaboration Is Coming

The Huffington Post | Jenna Amatulli | Posted 08.23.2016 | Style

All your dreams of being as fabulous as “Empire’s” Cookie Lyon are about to come true. Seriously. MAC Cosmetics has selected the powerho...

Watch Taraji P. Henson Shatter Stereotypes In 'Hidden Figures' Trailer

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 08.22.2016 | Entertainment

Taraji P. Henson plays a human computer and NASA whiz in the upcoming 20th Century Fox film “Hidden Figures.” Based on the upcoming book by Margo...

More Than 100 Black Celebrities Gather For Private Townhall On Race

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 07.15.2016 | Black Voices

A photo posted by The Game (@losangelesconfidential) on Jul 14, 2016 at 1:24am PDT In the aftermath of the unjust events that have taken place ...

Taraji P. Henson Checks Troll Who Tries To Downplay Black Beauty

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 06.07.2016 | Black Voices

Don't interrupt Taraji P. Henson when she's applauding black women. Ever. One internet troll learned that lesson when he stepped into the "Empire" sta...

Taraji P. Henson Announces Memoir 'Around the Way Girl'

Entertainment Weekly | Taryn Finley | Posted 05.13.2016 | Black Voices

Taraji P. Henson’s memoir, Around the Way Girl, is coming out this fall, the actress announced on Instagram Thursday. The Empire star also revealed ...

Prison Diaries Is Honored by the Webby Awards -- But Who Won?

Chandra Bozelko | Posted 12.29.2016 | Crime
Chandra Bozelko

Because there are no selfies taken in cells, Prison Diaries can't offer actual glimpses inside a modern prison; I use only stock photos, my mug shots and ID picture. Nor is there anything streaming live on Prison Diaries; every post was handwritten years ago.

Pharrell Williams To Contribute Music To Taraji P. Henson's 'Hidden Figures'

Entertainment Weekly | Brennan Williams | Posted 04.07.2016 | Black Voices

Pharrell Williams has announced that he’ll produce and contribute music to the upcoming drama Hidden Figures....

As Epic Crises Build, Empire Writer Says Goal Is Not To Keep Making Each Crisis More Epic

David Hinckley | Posted 03.29.2016 | Entertainment
David Hinckley

Fox's lavish music biz soap Empire isn't thinking small when it returns at 9 p.m. ET Wednesday for the second half of its second season. Lucious ...

Janelle Monae Lands Role In NASA Drama 'Hidden Figures' Alongside Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer

Billboard | Brennan Williams | Posted 03.08.2016 | Black Voices

Janelle Monae is taking one giant leap for Wondaland in a new space drama called Hidden Figures, a rep for Wondaland Management has confirmed to Billb...

Octavia Spencer Joins Taraji P. Henson In Space Drama 'Hidden Figures'

Entertainment Weekly | Brennan Williams | Posted 02.18.2016 | Black Voices

Octavia Spencer will help Taraji P. Henson put an American in space....

Taraji P. Henson To Star In Fox 2000's 'Hidden Figures'

The Hollywood Reporter | Brennan Williams | Posted 02.11.2016 | Black Voices

Hot off her Golden Globe win, Taraji P. Henson has signed on to star in Fox 2000's 'Hidden Figures.'...

Taraji P. Henson Thought Maroon 5 Played The Super Bowl Halftime Show

The Huffington Post | Stephanie Marcus | Posted 02.08.2016 | Entertainment

"Empire" star Taraji P. Henson was super psyched for Maroon 5 to play the Super Bowl halftime show -- too bad she got Coldplay instead. On Sunday, He...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: #OscarsNotWhite - Hypothetical Nominations That Should've Happened Since 2000

Jon Chattman | Posted 01.21.2017 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

The #OscarsSoWhite hashtag is on-point. The voters dropped the ball last year when they failed to give a nomination to anyone of color in major categories. Ditto for this year, and years before this and last year.