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Here Are The Most Progressive 2 Minutes Of TV This Season

The Huffington Post | Lily Karlin | Posted 10.17.2014 | Entertainment

ALERT: The following piece and video contain spoilers for Thursday's episode of "How to Get Away with Murder." Hit Shondaland drama "How to Get Awa...

Jessica Lange Has Truly Arrived To The 'Freak Show'

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 10.17.2014 | Entertainment

Jessica Lange is the matriarch of all things "American Horror Story," and with this week's second "Freak Show" installment, it feels like we're finall...

Lauren Weber

'How to Get Away With Murder' Recap: Pushing Boundaries

HuffingtonPost.com | Lauren Weber | Posted 10.17.2014 | Entertainment

How is this episode just the fourth one of the season? We had a maniacal hacking up of a corpse, a high-rise suicide, a ground-breaking gay sex scene,...

Viola Davis: 'I Sacrificed A Childhood For Food'

Associated Press | SANDY COHEN | Posted 10.17.2014 | Black Voices

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) -- Viola Davis told a crowd of Hollywood luminaries that her drive to end childhood hunger is fueled by memories of growing...

Expect To See More 'Murder'

The Huffington Post | Lily Karlin | Posted 10.10.2014 | Entertainment

Happy Friday, "Murder" lovers: "How To Get Away With Murder" has received a full season order from ABC. The Shonda Rhimes-produced drama will now ...

Lauren Weber

'How To Get Away With Murder' Recap: Nobody's Happy

HuffingtonPost.com | Lauren Weber | Posted 10.10.2014 | Entertainment

Marriage gets a bad rap in this episode. No one’s happy with their spouse, and the romantic ideal is a fugitive bomber running away with her lover, ...

Viola Davis Teaches Elmo How To Get Away With Partying

The Huffington Post | Jessica Goodman | Posted 10.07.2014 | Entertainment

Viola Davis stopped by Sesame Street to teach Elmo a valuable lesson: how to party. The "How To Get Away With Murder" star taught Elmo all about fiest...

How to Get Away with Murder, Where Race Doesn't Matter

Lonna Saunders | Posted 09.29.2014 | Chicago
Lonna Saunders

For in creator Shonda Rhimes' ABC Network Thursday night three-show slate of Grey's Anatomy, Scandal, and How to Get Away with Murder, race doesn't matter.

People Magazine Deletes Controversial Viola Davis Tweet

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 09.27.2014 | Media

Whoever is behind People magazine's Twitter account has a lot of explaining to do. The magazine faced harsh scrutiny during its live-tweeting of AB...

Lauren Weber

Here's Your First 'How To Get Away With Murder' Recap

HuffingtonPost.com | Lauren Weber | Posted 09.26.2014 | Entertainment

“How to Get Away With Murder” opens with a murder. No one is surprised. After a dark and mysterious flash forward that features four 20-somethi...

'How To Get Away With Murder' 101: The First Lesson

The Huffington Post | Jessica Goodman | Posted 09.26.2014 | Entertainment

Welcome to "How To Get Away With Murder," where a law procedural turns into a college murder mystery, which turns into a sexy story of lust and betray...

Ain't I a Woman, New York Times and Vogue?

Ronda Lee | Posted 09.25.2014 | Women
Ronda Lee

At women's professional groups, I am frustrated by the lack of women of color represented and the sea of sameness among their ranks. I am tired of Vogue magazine and now the New York Times insisting that only a European woman's shape is beautiful.

'Blackhat' Trailer Turns Thor Into A Computer Hacker

The Huffington Post | Jessica Goodman | Posted 09.25.2014 | Entertainment

The first trailer for Michael Mann's "Blackhat" has finally arrived. Starring Viola Davis, Chris Hemsworth, Holt McCallany, Tang Wei and Leehom Wang, ...

Proof The Actresses Of ShondaLand Are Just As Badass As The Characters They Play

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 09.25.2014 | Women

For the few who haven't heard, Shonda Rhimes is pretty damn awesome. She's a screenwriter/director, was named one of TIME's most influential people in...

Black Women Shut Down Bogus Beauty Standards In Times Article

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 09.24.2014 | Black Voices

Calling Shonda Rhimes an “angry black woman” was not the only problematic part of the highly criticized New York Times article published last week...

This Is What Viola Davis Really Thinks About 'Mammy-ish' Roles

Posted 09.23.2014 | Black Voices

Over the course of her 30-year career, actress Viola Davis has struck a graceful balance between the silver screen and Tony Award-winning Broadway pro...

On the Town: Summer Fridays at 'Here Lies Love'

Suzy Evans | Posted 08.22.2014 | Arts
Suzy Evans

Summer might be winding down, but don't whip out your scarves and riding boots just yet -- unless they accentuate your disco dancing moves.

10 Things I learned From Screening "Get on Up" #NABJ14

Elizabeth Ann Thompson | Posted 10.04.2014 | Entertainment
Elizabeth Ann Thompson

1. Viola Davis, Dan Akyroyd, and Octavia Spencer, should all get Oscar nods. 2. Chadwick Boseman is funky as the Godfather of Soul, Mr. Dynamite, ...

ReThink Review: Get On Up -- Soul Brother No. 1 Lives Again

Jonathan Kim | Posted 09.30.2014 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

If you hear that there's a biopic coming out about an influential African-American icon, the six words you don't want to hear connected to it are "From the director of The Help".

Here's Your First Look At 'How To Get Away With Murder'

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 07.31.2014 | Entertainment

Shonda Rhimes is taking over your Thursday nights. The writer/director/producer already has two fan-favorite shows on ABC with "Scandal" and "Grey'...

Get On Up

Dwight Brown | Posted 09.29.2014 | Black Voices
Dwight Brown

Warts and all, in fits and starts, finally the Hardest Working Man in Show Business gets his story told.

5 Ways James Brown Made A Major Impact On American Culture

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 08.05.2014 | Black Voices

As James Brown’s highly anticipated biopic, “Get On Up,” is set to hit theaters this Friday, The Godfather Of Soul’s legacy still persists eig...

Chadwick Boseman Discusses James Brown 'Cut-Throat' Qualities

Associated Press | JAKE COYLE | Posted 08.01.2014 | Black Voices

NEW YORK (AP) -- A year after playing Jackie Robinson in "42," Chadwick Boseman was back in biopic spring training. To become James Brown for the ...

WATCH: Jill Scott 'Got Pretty Banged Up' Filming James Brown Biopic

Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 07.28.2014 | Black Voices

James Brown’s highly anticipated biopic, “Get On Up” is set to hit theaters nationwide on August 1st. Starring “42” actor, Chadwick Boseman...

Brennan Williams

'42' Star Explains Why He Nearly Passed On Portraying James Brown

HuffingtonPost.com | Brennan Williams | Posted 07.02.2014 | Black Voices

Filling the shoes of "The Godfather Of Soul" James Brown for a feature-length film is not an easy task, according to actor Chadwick Boseman. This summ...