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Who Will Win And Who Should Win At The 2015 Emmys

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 08.20.2015 | Entertainment

We were big fans of this year's Emmy nominations when they were announced last month. Based on the overall slate, it appears something will at l...

Open Letter to Allure, The New York Times and Other "Lamestream" Publications: If You Don't Know, You Better Ask Somebody

Ama Yawson | Posted 08.07.2015 | Media
Ama Yawson

You know the drill. One of you mainstream, aka "lamestream," publications publishes an article or statement perhaps about a "current" topic and diverse readers lash out against you all for cultural insensitivity, cultural appropriation, or general cluelessness.

Review: Lila & Eve

Dwight Brown | Posted 07.16.2015 | Entertainment
Dwight Brown

This project started with actress/producer Viola Davis and screenwriter Pat Gilfillan who spent two years interviewing mothers of murdered children to prep for the script. Davis and co-star Jennifer Lopez worked together originally on the film Out of Sight back in 1998.

Viola Davis On Why It's Important For Women On-Screen To Keep It Real

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 07.01.2015 | Black Voices

Viola Davis wowed TV viewers last year when she stripped off her wig and makeup during a powerful scene on Shonda Rhimes’ hit ABC series “How To ...

Viola Davis On Finally Playing A ‘Sexualized' Woman

The Huffington Post | Nina Friend | Posted 06.10.2015 | Women

It takes guts for a Hollywood actress to portray an imperfect woman. Or as Viola Davis calls it, to "woman up." During The Hollywood Reporter’s ...

Viola Davis Wouldn't Do 'HTGAWM' Unless Annalise Took Off Her Wig

The Huffington Post | Lily Karlin | Posted 05.31.2015 | Entertainment

In one of the most memorable scenes of this year's television season, Viola Davis' "How to Get Away with Murder" character Annalise Keating removed he...

A Court (Finally) Seeks Justice for the Women in Long-Ago Rapes

Lonna Saunders | Posted 06.01.2015 | Chicago
Lonna Saunders

Perhaps our 50 state legislatures should look to South Africa's lead and re-examine their state statutes of limitations on rape and sexual assault.

Viola Davis Recalls Suffering From Hunger As A Child

The Huffington Post | Lauren Zupkus | Posted 03.11.2015 | Entertainment

Long before she was a two-time Oscar nominee, Viola Davis was just one of many children in the U.S. suffering from lack of food. To spread awareness o...

Women's History Month: What Notorious R.B.G., Viola Davis and DVF Taught Me About Empowerment

Stacy Slotnick | Posted 05.05.2015 | Women
Stacy Slotnick

The recognition of women's contributions should not be relegated to the single month of March as the gender gap still exists, but we can reflect on ways to expand women's rights around the globe by celebrating (and studying) the work of today's female trailblazers.

Go Ahead and Blush: Think Pink for Spring

Amy E. Goodman | Posted 05.03.2015 | Style
Amy E. Goodman

Seen Fifty Shades of Gray? Or catch Oscar host Neil Patrick Harris in his skivvies? (My hand still covers my mouth thinking about it!) If your cheeks are flush, you're halfway to donning one of the hottest hues of the Oscars' red carpet: soft pink tones.

Lauren Weber

'How To Get Away With Murder' Recap: Nothing Good Ever Happens In A Basement | Lauren Weber | Posted 02.27.2015 | Entertainment

Warning, spoilers abound below. Quick show of hands: did anyone see this happening? Anyone see it going down like this? Yeah, definitely did NOT se...

Lauren Weber

'How To Get Away With Murder' Recap: Someone Give Cicely Tyson An Emmy | Lauren Weber | Posted 02.23.2015 | Entertainment

This whole recap should just be quotes from Cicely Tyson's starring role as Annalise's mother Ophelia. If we thought Annalise was a firecracker, we kn...

Lauren Weber

'How To Get Away With Murder' Recap: Students Over Lovers | Lauren Weber | Posted 02.13.2015 | Entertainment

Child abuse. Sibling incest. Relationship lies. The mob. Utter betrayal. And a charred body. And we still have one more episode until the season fi...

Lauren Weber

'How To Get Away With Murder' Recap: They Found The Body | Lauren Weber | Posted 02.06.2015 | Entertainment

Well that escalated quickly. The cops have found Sam's body, and judging by the previews for next week the number one suspect is going to be Annali...

Could Crisco Relieve Bunion Pain? Viola Davis Thinks So!

PopSugar Beauty | Jessica Cruel | Posted 02.03.2015 | Style

As a woman who frequently battles ash, I secretly wondered how Viola Davis keeps her mahogany skin glistening on the red carpet. Really, not a dry elb...

Lauren Weber

'How To Get Away With Murder' Recap: "Mommy's Home" | Lauren Weber | Posted 01.30.2015 | Entertainment

"Mommy's home." Truer words have never been spoken. Annalise Keating, the mother of all crazy, lies, deception and cheating, has come home to roost in...

WATCH: Rashida Jones Corrects Reporter About Her 'Very Tan' Look

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 02.18.2015 | Black Voices

This year’s annual Screen Actors Guild Awards included many touching moments, like empowering acceptance speeches from “Orange Is The New Black”...

Viola Davis Calls Out Hollywood's Lack Of Diversity During SAG Awards

The Huffington Post | Leigh Blickley | Posted 01.26.2015 | Entertainment

Viola Davis brought the audience to their feet with her touching acceptance speech at the 2015 Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday. "When I tell m...

Viola Davis' Natural Hair Is Her Crowning Glory

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver | Posted 01.26.2015 | Style

The 2015 SAG Awards red carpet was filled with stunning looks, but Viola Davis is a contender for best beauty of the night. Dressed in a custom whi...

Beyond Awards Season: Why Viola Davis Really Matters

Karen J. Francis | Posted 03.23.2015 | Black Voices
Karen J. Francis

The idea of people reinventing themselves for Hollywood is not novel -- the concept is probably as old as Hollywood itself. What is remarkable are women like Davis, Rhimes, Mindy Kaling, Tina Fey and others, who are actually reinventing Hollywood.

The 2015 Golden Globes Gifting Suites

Zorianna Kit | Posted 03.14.2015 | Style
Zorianna Kit

Gift lounges during the week leading up to the Golden Globes ceremony brought numerous vendors seeking to get their products into the hands of celebrities. Established brands like Pilot Pens, Pandora and Nautica stood alongside smaller, emerging brands such as Bright Baum and Canada Bliss.

The Racism Problem You Might Not Have Noticed At The Golden Globes

The Daily Dot | Nico Lang | Posted 01.16.2015 | Black Voices

Sunday night was a pretty bad day for your Golden Globes pool, with surprise winners across the board at the notoriously unpredictable awards show. Fa...

Viola Davis Is A Vision In Red At The Golden Globes

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 01.14.2015 | Style

This has been a huge year for Viola Davis thanks to her hit TV show "How To Get Away With Murder," which has scored the actress a Golden Globe nominat...

Viola Davis Gets Dig In At New York Times' 'Classic Beauty' Remark

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 01.08.2015 | Entertainment

Viola Davis: 1; New York Times: 0. Davis took to the stage to accept the People's Choice Award for Favorite Actress in a New TV Series for her rol...

11 Unforgettable Black Entertainment Moments Of 2014

Posted 01.06.2015 | Black Voices

There is no doubt that 2014 had its share of exciting and heartbreaking entertainment news. From the good, like Lupita Nyong'o's first Oscar win, to t...