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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. ...

No Good Deeds

Rodney Barnes | Posted 05.01.2012 | Black Voices
Rodney Barnes

They say no good deed goes unpunished, so it was fitting that in my desire to support Tyler Perry and his new film Good Deeds, I was rewarded with a reminder of how a turn of charity can turn into two-hours of movie watching grief.

Phylicia Rashad Joins NBC Drama

Posted 03.01.2012 | TV

Phylicia Rashad is returning to TV. The "Cosby Show" star has signed on to appear in NBC's "Do No Harm," according to TV Guide. In the show -- a moder...

Phylicia Rashad Talks Good Deeds and Occupy Wall Street

Dustin Fitzharris | Posted 04.25.2012 | Black Voices
Dustin Fitzharris

While Tyler Perry's new movie, Good Deeds, may be just another film for movie-goers, for Phylicia Rashad, it provides an opportunity for her to encourage others to stop and examine what is happening in their lives and the world today.

President Obama Celebrates New National Museum Groundbreaking

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 04.16.2012 | Arts

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama and former first lady Laura Bush will celebrate the groundbreaking for a new national museum showcasing blac...

Alicia Keys Scores With Stick Fly

Lonna Saunders | Posted 02.12.2012 | New York
Lonna Saunders

Fourteen-time Grammy winner Alicia Keys scores with Stick Fly in her debut as a Broadway producer. Stick Fly may be best described as television's The Cosby Show meets Academy Award-winner Crash (2005).

PHOTOS: Stars Celebrate 'Stick Fly' Opening Night

Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 02.08.2012 | Black Voices

Last night Alicia Keys was joined by her husband Swizz Beatz, actor Jaleel White, Gayle King, Spike Lee and a host of other stars for the opening of "...

WATCH: The Cosby Guide to Thanksgiving

Posted 11.22.2011 | Black Voices

Heading home for a rousing time with the family? Feeling nervous about some of the questions that may be asked or issues tackled? Fear not! As a...

Brennan Williams

Kenny Leon Talks 'The Mountaintop,' 'Steel Magnolias' Remake And More | Brennan Williams | Posted 01.17.2012 | Black Voices

The timing couldn’t have been better for the opening of Kenny Leon’s latest Broadway production, “The Mountaintop.” Starring Samuel L. Jackson...

On Not Marrying

Larissa Archer | Posted 11.12.2011 | San Francisco
Larissa Archer

Marriage has always held a place in the image of myself that seems so far away, I almost believe I will have to be a completely different person by the time it happens.

Penumbra Theatre Company at the Kennedy Center

Michael Kaiser | Posted 09.04.2011 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

Penumbra Theatre Company of St. Paul, Minnesota recently mounted its production of I Wish You Love. No arts organization in my ten plus years at the Kennedy Center has taken better advantage of an engagement with us.

Redford Honored at AARP Movie Awards for Grownup Films

Jay Weston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

Robert Redford looked a bit weather-beaten, but still magnificent, at the AARP The Magazine's Movies for Grownups Award Gala.

HuffPost Review: Frankie & Alice

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

It's no mystery why Halle Berry would produce a film like Frankie & Alice for herself to star in. The film offers the kind of tour de force role that...

New Stage Production Explores Black Church Arsons

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Adelle M. Banks Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) -- For playwright Marcus Gardley, the theater is his pulpit and plays are his sermons. His...

Not only "For Colored Girls"

Irene Monroe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Irene Monroe

For Colored Girls is not only for colored girls because it offers a pathway to self-growth, finding our authentic power, and discovering the divine in one's self.

HuffPost Review: For Colored Girls

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Saying that For Colored Girls is the most disciplined, least clownish film that Tyler Perry has made -- his best film to date -- is faint praise indeed. And that's how it's meant.

HuffPost Review: Tyler Perry's For Colored Girls

Jenee Darden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jenee Darden

For Colored Girls is not my favorite Tyler Perry film, but I recommend you see for yourself. Although I hoped for something better, it was refreshing to watch an ensemble of talented black actresses in non-demeaning roles.

Famed Choreographer Is Still a "WIZ" in Old Firehouse

Cheryl Wills | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Cheryl Wills

Today dancer and choreographer George Faison lives inside a decommissioned firehouse in the heart of Harlem. But you are sorely mistaken if you think he's fallen upon hard times.

Laurence Olivier Theatre Awards: Vote For Best- And Worst-Dressed! (PHOTOS, POLL)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Stars of the stage were celebrated at Sunday night's Laurence Olivier Awards in London. Among them were actors we Americans haven't seen in a while: P...

HuffPost Review: Just Wright

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

When it comes to this kind of romantic comedy, Queen Latifah seems like a natural as the woman who men love to hang with - when they're not in pursuit of a woman they want to have sex with.

CJ Meets Oprah and Doubts Her

Christian Nwachukwu, Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Christian Nwachukwu, Jr.

This year alone, Oprah Winfrey has poured millions into schools on the South Side of Chicago; in Atlanta; and in New Jersey. She's remained almost entirely mum about the money.

Phylicia Rashad Signs On With Jenny Craig

People | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Phylicia Rashad is the latest actress to be tapped as a spokeswoman for Jenny Craig, PEOPLE has learned exclusively. "Jenny Craig confirms a new rela...

'A Raisin in the Sun' Rises on ABC-TV

AP | JANICE RHOSHALLE LITTLEJOHN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — When "A Raisin in the Sun" premiered on Broadway in 2004, the excitement surrounding the revival was largely generated by the stag...

All-Black Revival Of "Cat" Coming To Broadway

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Big Daddy is coming back to Broadway. Not to mention Brick, Maggie and Big Mama, too. An all-black revival of Tennessee Williams' "Cat on a Hot Tin R...

A Letter To My Favorite TV Mom

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver | Posted 07.13.2012 | Black Voices

Copper complexion. Almond-shaped eyes. Jet black hair. Infectious smile. Clair Huxtable, no other TV mom has lived up to your iconic beauty or brains....