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Why Do We Keep Comparing 'Empire's Female Characters To Real Housewives?

Slate | Aisha Harris | Posted 02.26.2015 | Black Voices

Since its premiere, Empire has drawn many comparisons to female-centric, deliberately trashy reality soaps in the vein of the Real Housewives franchis...

50 Cent Shares His New Thoughts On Fox's 'Empire'

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 02.26.2015 | Black Voices

Following a series of social media comments comparing the marketing campaign of Fox’s “Empire” to his Starz series, “Power,” it appears 50 C...

7 Times When Cookie Spoke The Truth On 'Empire'

Mic | Derrick Clifton | Posted 02.26.2015 | Black Voices

If you don't know who Cookie Lyon is, you should. As the breakout character from the critically acclaimed hip-hop drama Empire, perhaps the biggest hi...

Taraji On 'Empire' Obama Backlash: 'I'm Glad You're Mad. Do Something About It'

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 02.25.2015 | Black Voices

--“Empire” star Taraji P. Henson responds to backlash stemming from the hit show’s second episode where her on-screen son calls President Ob...

Taraji P. Henson Reveals The Secret Behind The 'Empire Effect'

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 02.11.2015 | Black Voices

The success surrounding Fox’s breakout series “Empire” has prompted the network to renew the show for a second season following its second episo...

Dear Empire Critics, Stop Hating. You Just Don't Get It.

Ernest Owens | Posted 02.05.2015 | Black Voices
Ernest Owens

It's a prime-time drama for entertainment and reflection, people, not a political editorial or a public-policy initiative. Lee Daniels is a creator who should be given a right to fully explore his cinematic talent without being constrained by the narrow social confines of "making black people look good."

Why ‘Empire' Gets Bigger Every Week

The Daily Beast | Kevin Fallon | Posted 02.04.2015 | Black Voices

Cookie is the greatest character to have slithered across our TV screens in a very long time. Might we say ever? It’s the way Taraji P. Henson sp...

'Empire' Star Explains Why Television Is The Place To Find Diversity

Posted 01.29.2015 | Black Voices

The growing Hollywood trend of a-listers making a transition from the silver screen to television has attracted the likes of Charlie Sheen, Ashton Kut...

This Is How Terrence Howard Filmed His Most 'Difficult Scene' In 'Empire'

Posted 01.12.2015 | Black Voices

FOX’s new series, “Empire,” has drawn a great deal of attention leading up to its television premiere this week. The show, which centers aro...

Terrence Howard Talks New FOX Series Empire

Danai P. Maraire | Posted 01.07.2015 | Black Voices
Danai P. Maraire

Lee Daniels and Brian Grazier's new offering Empire, a television drama dealing with a hip hop family dynasty, stars Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson as an embittered and formerly married couple vying for the control of a thriving music corporation.

Maureen Ryan

So Far, There's Only One Reason To Watch 'Empire'

HuffingtonPost.com | Maureen Ryan | Posted 01.07.2015 | Entertainment

"Empire" is being marketed as a bold, original show from high-profile artists, but it feels strangely tentative in its first episode. And if I may...

Five Perfect New Year's Lessons I Learned from Lee Daniels in Dubai

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 12.29.2014 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

Just in time for the ideal reflections on the new year ahead, I sat down with filmmaker Lee Daniels on a terrace overlooking the splendid Arabian Gulf during the recent Dubai International Film Festival.

Actress Taraji P. Henson's Heartfelt Message To Mike Brown's Mother

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 09.10.2014 | Black Voices

As an African-American mother herself, Taraji P. Henson feels for Lesley McSpadden who lost her son Mike Brown last month in Ferguson, Missouri. But w...

Taraji P. Henson: Hollywood Execs Don't Get Me

Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 09.15.2014 | Black Voices

Throughout her acting career, Taraji P. Henson has had the honor of appearing in films alongside stars like Brad Pitt and has made guest appearances o...

The Super SEXY 'Think Like A Man Too' Red Carpet

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 06.10.2014 | Black Voices

The stars were out at Monday night's Hollywood premiere of "Think Like A Man Too" -- and so were their boobs! That's right, it was all about the cleav...

WATCH: Tyrese Confronts Taraji Over 'Baby Boy' Sex Scene Claim

Posted 06.04.2014 | Black Voices

Tyrese Gibson made his big screen debut in John Singleton’s 2001 drama, “Baby Boy.” And perhaps one of the film’s most memorable moments was t...

Why You Should See From the Rough

Danai P. Maraire | Posted 07.01.2014 | Black Voices
Danai P. Maraire

My fellow Virgo and Howard University Alum, Taraji P. Henson, sat down with me last week to have an early morning breakfast and a chat about her new f...

Taraji P. Henson Talks 'From The Rough'

Black Film | Posted 04.23.2014 | Black Voices

Finally coming out to theaters after being on the shelf for over two years is ‘From The Rough,’ the inspirational true story of Catana Starks star...

Taraji P. Henson To Star In Lee Daniels' Fox Pilot

Deadline Hollywood | Posted 02.26.2014 | Black Voices

Taraji P. Henson is reuniting with her Hustle & Flow co-star Terrence Howard for another drama project set in the hip-hop world, this time in TV. Pers...

She Knew Her Days Were Numbered

Posted 11.21.2013 | TV

Taraji P. Henson knew about her shocking "Person of Interest" fate for years. "I knew when I signed on to do the project the character would have a...

The Secret Behind Taraji's Radiant Skin...

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 09.26.2013 | Black Voices

Black don't crack, right? Well, kind of. "You have to take care of your skin. You just can't assume 'I'm black, I don't crack.' No, if you don't t...

PHOTOS: Essence Festival Best Style Moments

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 07.08.2013 | Black Voices

The 2013 Essence Festival wrapped up last night with an electrifying performance by the one-and-only Beyoncé. And with a headliner like that and a we...

Taraji Celebrates '365Black' With McDonalds

Posted 07.15.2013 | Black Voices

Among this year's many festivities taking place in New Orleans during the Essence Music Festival, the 10th Annual McDonald’s 365Black Awards were h...

Movie Review: The Good Doctor

Marshall Fine | Posted 11.04.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

At first glance, The Good Doctor seems like a pilot for a TV series we've seen seemingly dozens of times -- most successfully in E.R. But the longer you watch The Good Doctor, the more something seems off.

PHOTO: Taraji Takes It ALL Off!

Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 06.17.2012 | Black Voices

Cheers to Taraji P. Henson who looks absolutely stunning as she poses nude for Allure's May 2012 issue! The "Person of Interest" actress was shot b...