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The Secret About Black Women In Hollywood You've Always Wanted To Know

Posted 06.20.2014 | Black Voices

The difficulty black actors and actresses have landing major roles in Hollywood, and the fact that many are cast as secondary characters or stereotype...

The Forgotten Movie That Maya Angelou Directed

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 05.28.2014 | Entertainment

Maya Angelou was a celebrated author and poet, and also a filmmaker: Angelou, who died on May 28 at the age of 86, made the 1998 film "Down in the Del...

This Advice On How To Tell Black People Apart Is Just What The World Needs

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 04.25.2014 | Black Voices

David Alan Grier may be responsible for solving Hollywood's most awkward problem -- those moments when black celebrities are confused with other black...

Once You Go Black...

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 04.22.2014 | Black Voices

Some say that, "once you go black, you never go back." And when it comes to love, some celebrity relationships validate that claim as perfectly. Th...

Dear Armani: This Is NOT Idris Elba

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 11.19.2013 | Black Voices

So, last night the Armani team posted an Instagram photo of actress Alfre Woodard at the Governors Awards with a caption that read: "Idris Elba posing...

The 'S' Word, the 'D' Word and 12 Years a Slave

Lisa Sharon Harper | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Lisa Sharon Harper

McQueen's unflinching revelation of Northup's struggle to maintain his dignity under the oppressive institution of slavery is a chance for Americans to engage the conversation we so desperately need -- the conversation about the "s" word -- "slavery."

3 Reasons Why Every American Should See 12 Years a Slave

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Lisa Kaas Boyle

This film is an artistic wonder, and so necessary to the discussion of America's past and present. I hope you will see it with your own eyes and share your thoughts with me and everyone you know.

EMMY WINNER

Posted 09.22.2013 | TV

Ellen Burstyn was honored at the Emmys for her work on "Political Animals." Burstyn took home the award for Best Supporting Actress in a Miniseries/Mo...

WATCH: Our Favorite Black Emmy Nominees

Posted 09.23.2013 | Black Voices

History may very well be made this Sunday at the 65th annual Primetime Emmy Awards taking place at Los Angeles’ Nokia Theater. In addition to Al...

Alfre Woodard - An American Classic

Jeff Rivera | Posted 11.19.2013 | Black Voices
Jeff Rivera

She has done over 130 films, garnered an Oscar nomination, countless Emmy nominations and a Golden Globe award. When people hear her name, the first t...

Can Hollywood Push Movie Discussions Beyond Race?

Neil Parmar | Posted 11.10.2013 | Entertainment
Neil Parmar

Even when asked, not all actors and directors at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) are engaging with reporters on questions about red carpet designer wear or what their shots are at getting an Oscar nod.

Best of Venice: "Miu Miu Women's Tales" - The Door and Le Donne della Vucciria

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 06.27.2014 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

The Venice Film Festival turned 70 this year, but the atmosphere on the Lido is far from being over-the-hill, more like fashionably casual and über-cool.

WATCH: Actresses Tackle The Light Skin Vs. Dark Skin Debate

OWN | Posted 06.26.2013 | OWN

In many parts of the world, people are judged not just by their skin color but also by their skin tone. The devaluing of dark-skinned women, which is ...

ESSENCE Honors Oprah at Black Women in Hollywood Event

Chie Davis | Posted 04.24.2013 | Celebrity
Chie Davis

One of the undisputed most powerful women in recent history, Oprah Winfrey was given the Power Award. Closing out the red carpet, she glided gracefully, stopping to greet press and fans as she led a procession of South African girls from her Leadership Academy.

MUST-SEE: The Most Stunning Fashion Ad We've Ever Seen!

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 02.11.2013 | Black Voices

Sit back, relax and prepare to watch the most stunning fashion film you've ever seen. Seriously. Over the past two years, Miu Miu has released a s...

'Steel Magnolias': Lifetime Remake Still A Tearjerker

The Huffington Post | Jason Hughes | Posted 10.08.2012 | TV

After much hype, Lifetime's remake of "Steel Magnolias" finally arrived, but was it worth the wait? Zap2It started with a perhaps more fundamental que...

PHOTOS: 'Steel Magnolias' Cast Shines At Premiere Event

Posted 10.09.2012 | Black Voices

Lifetime network's highly anticipated premiere of the new "Steel Magnolias" is a few days away, but the dazzling all African-American cast gathered in...

Maggie Furlong

Lifetime's 'Steel Magnolias': Did The Original Stars Give Their Blessing?

HuffingtonPost.com | Maggie Furlong | Posted 10.04.2012 | TV

"Steel Magnolias" is a classic Southern story and a cult-favorite film, and now, 23 years after its film release, it's getting a made-for-TV reboot. L...

Is Lifetime's 'Steel Magnolias' In Trouble?

Posted 10.01.2012 | TV

Many remember "Steel Magnolias," the 1989 tearjerker starring Julia Roberts and Shirley MacLaine, and Lifetime is hoping to capitalize on that recogni...

'Steel Magnolias' Gets A Premiere Date

Posted 08.27.2012 | TV

The highly anticipated Lifetime movie reboot of "Steel Magnolias" will premiere on Sunday, October 7 at 9 p.m. ET. Queen Latifah stars in the made-...

WATCH: Lifetime's 'Steel Magnolias' Remake Trailer

Posted 08.27.2012 | TV

"Steel Magnolias" is getting a 2012 facelift on Lifetime. The "Steel Magnolias" remake, starring and executive produced by Queen Latifah, will feature...

Which Show Will Jerry Seinfeld Appear On Next?

Posted 05.31.2012 | TV

Jerry Seinfeld is about to lend another comedian's self-titled show some star power. According to Hollywood.com, Seinfeld will appear on Season 3 of F...

Kerry Washington Aims To Adopt Failing Schools

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 06.23.2012 | Education

WASHINGTON — Sarah Jessica Parker, Kerry Washington and Forest Whitaker are adopting some of the nation's worst-performing schools and pledged M...

Meet The New 'Steel Magnolias'

Posted 03.19.2012 | TV

Meet the new "Steel Magnolias": Queen Latifah, Alfre Woodard, Phylicia Rashad and Jill Scott will star in Lifetime's remake of the classic 1989 film. ...

DJ Qualls: Putting the "Character" in Character Actor

Tamar Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tamar Abrams

The name DJ Qualls may not resonate immediately, but you'd likely know him if you saw his photo. His breakthrough role was in the film Road Trip.