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The Essence Women In Hollywood Event Was Full Of Black Girl Magic

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 02.24.2017 | Black Voices

Essence magazine held its 10th Annual Black Women in Hollywood Awards in Beverly Hills on Thursday night, where four black women were honored for thei...

Tracee Ellis Ross Looks Like An Angel In This Playfully Sheer Gown

The Huffington Post | Jamie Feldman | Posted 02.24.2017 | Style

There’s sheer, and then there’s sheer perfection. Tracee Ellis Ross followed up a fringe-tastic showing earlier this week with a stunning, transpa...

Holy Moly, Viola Davis Has Never Looked Better

The Huffington Post | Jamie Feldman | Posted 02.23.2017 | Style

We’d love to tell you all about how absolutely stunning our national treasure Viola Davis looked at the 8th Annual Oscars Sistahs Soiree in Beverly ...

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...

Broadway Scores at the Oscars

ZEALnyc | Posted 02.07.2017 | Arts

This year's Academy Awards nominations honor many familiar names from the New York stage By Christopher Caggiano, ZEALnyc Contributing Writer, Februa...

Viola Davis: Telling Our Stories Should Be The Norm, Not A 'Trend'

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 01.30.2017 | Black Voices

Viola Davis wants to make it clear that the year’s black Oscar nominees have been recognized because “they deserve to be there,” and not necessa...

Viola Davis Thanks 'Fences' Author For Elevating Black Narrative In SAG Speech

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

Viola Davis took home the Screen Actors Guild Award on Sunday for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role for her stunning work...

News Roundup for January 24, 2017

Outspeak | Posted 01.24.2017 | HuffPost Live 321

What's the deal with all this news anyway?

Black Women Dominate 2017 Oscar's Best Supporting Actress Category

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 01.24.2017 | Black Voices

The 2017 Oscar nominations were announced Tuesday morning and, this year, at least, it features more nominees of color. One group of nominees in parti...

Viola Davis Makes History As First Black Actress To Earn 3 Oscar Nods

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 01.24.2017 | Black Voices

Tuesday is a memorable day for Viola Davis, whose remarkable performance in the film “Fences” has earned her an Oscar nomination. It is also a hi...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's Another Guy Making Oscar Predictions

Jon Chattman | Posted 01.17.2017 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

A week from today the nominations for the 89th Academy Awards will be announced, and I'd expect a few jaw-dropping omissions (Ryan Gosling?) and addit...

'Jitney' on Broadway, 'Fences' on film -- the August Wilson Legacy Continues

ZEALnyc | Posted 01.10.2017 | Arts

By Helaine Feldman, ZEALnyc Contributing Writer, January 10, 2017 The year 2017 brings us two exciting mountings of works by August Wilson, two-time ...

Meryl Streep Cautions at the Golden Globes: Disrespect Incites Disrespect

Regina Weinreich | Posted 01.09.2017 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

This is a sign of things to come in the next four years: Meryl Streep outspoken about the performance of the year, the one that stunned her, and it wa...

Viola Davis Gave A Great Speech About Trump and America, Too

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 01.09.2017 | Entertainment

When people think back on the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards, they’ll likely remember Meryl Streep. While onstage to accept the Cecil B. DeMille Aw...

Denzel Washington Doesn't Think Hollywood Has A Colorism Problem

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 12.30.2016 | Black Voices

Denzel Washington has made huge strides in Hollywood over his decades-spanning career, paving the way for other African-American stars to excel in an ...

Arclight Cinema's Women In Entertainment Summit Empowers Tomorrow's Creatives

Xaque Gruber | Posted 12.23.2016 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

In 2015, Arclight Cinemas presented the inaugural Women In Entertainment Summit, a full day event featuring keynotes, panels and fireside chats where ...

Viola Davis On What Makes A Truly 'Liberated' Woman

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 12.22.2016 | Black Voices

In “Fences,” Viola Davis plays Rose, a woman living in 1950s Pittsburgh whose husband, Troy (played by Denzel Washington), steps outside the marri...

Denzel Washington's Fences: Celebrating August Wilson's Masterpiece

Regina Weinreich | Posted 12.21.2016 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

How do you bring the brilliant, Pulitzer Prize winning Fences, to the screen? You stick close to August Wilson's jazz poetry. This week Fences was cel...

Viola Davis Just Got A Star On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 01.05.2017 | Black Voices

Viola Davis has been the recipient of countless Hollywood honors over her decades-long career, and now she’s received one of the most iconic honors ...

The "Fences" Cast on Denzel, Viola, and Bringing the Pulitzer-Winning Play to the Screen

Nell Minow | Posted 12.17.2016 | Entertainment
Nell Minow

My favorite film of the year is "Fences," with a screenplay by the late August Wilson, based on his Tony and Pulitzer award-winning play. It stars ma...

These 11 Women Are Vying For Best Supporting Actress At The 2017 Oscars

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 12.16.2016 | Entertainment

Of the Oscars’ four acting races, Best Supporting Actress may be the most unambiguous. The category seems to belong to the five women who received b...

Viola Davis: The Privilege Of A Lifetime Is Being Who You Are

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 12.12.2016 | Black Voices

Viola Davis is a winner yet again. During Sunday night’s annual Critics’ Choice Awards, Davis became the first actress to receive the #SeeHer Awar...

Our Top 3 Looks At The Critics' Choice Awards Are Really Stunning

The Huffington Post | Jamie Feldman | Posted 12.12.2016 | Style

Ready or not, here comes awards season. While you sat on the couch in pajamas fighting off the Sunday scaries (just us?), a slew of well-dressed cele...

Viola Davis: Black Women Getting Self-Care Isn't 'A Sign Of Weakness'

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 10.25.2016 | Black Voices

Viola Davis has proved time and time, again, that she’s an advocate for black women. From upholding the sisterhood she’s found in black Hollywood ...

Mary J. Blige Gave Viola Davis A Sew-In On TV And It Was Historic

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 10.21.2016 | Black Voices

Something monumental happened on Thursday night when Shonda Rhimes decided to bring the dancery to “How To Get Away With Murder.” Mary J. Blige in...