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

Posted 09.16.2014 | 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 08.04.2014 | 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 08.01.2014 | 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 07.30.2014 | 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...

Spite Your Face: Zoe As Nina

T. Better Baldwin | Posted 07.27.2014 | Black Voices
T. Better Baldwin

I like Zoe as an actress and as a person that I don't know. I admire her hutzpah as she defends her right to embody Ms. Simone. However, just because you can doesn't mean you should.

ABC Adds Some Serious Diversity To Their Fall Primetime Lineup

AP | Posted 05.19.2014 | Black Voices

NEW YORK (AP) — ABC will add a new drama from "Scandal" and "Grey's Anatomy" powerhouse producer Shonda Rhimes to its fall schedule, giving her owne...

Viola Davis: From Stealing Food to Survive to Stealing Scenes

Jeff Rivera | Posted 06.10.2014 | Entertainment
Jeff Rivera

I had the opportunity to talk to Davis about how she juggles motherhood, the new demands of fame, overcoming ageism and hair-ism in Hollywood and how her life has changed dramatically since The Help.

Viola Davis Gets Glam In Green AGAIN!

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 03.04.2014 | Style

It's official, green is Viola Davis' color! We'll never forget how she wowed on the 2012 Oscars red carpet in a green Vera Wang gown and this year the...

Viola Davis Joins Forces With Shonda Rhimes

Posted 02.26.2014 | TV

Shonda Rhimes is about to get some help from Academy Award nominee Viola Davis. Deadline reports that Davis has signed on to star in Rhimes' new AB...

Movie Review: Ender's Game Is Thought Provoking

Carole Mallory | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Carole Mallory

Why War? Why unnecessary death? How do we know what the enemy is thinking? Ender's Game poses these questions and many more about war.

Jill Scott To Play James Brown's Wife

Posted 11.01.2013 | Entertainment

Jill Scott will play the wife of James Brown in the forthcoming biopic about the Godfather of Soul. Scott will star opposite Chadwick Boseman ("42...

ReThink Review: Ender's Game -- Child Soldiers and Saviors

Jonathan Kim | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

As a newcomer to the series, I found myself much more interested in the film's take on leadership, the military, war, and empathy for one's enemy.

Prisoners: Are the Black Characters Understated or Underused?

Zeba Blay | Posted 11.19.2013 | Black Voices
Zeba Blay

There's much to meditate on in Prisoners, the dark psychological thriller out this Friday starring Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal.

Movie Review: Prisoners - Don't Believe the Hype

Marshall Fine | Posted 11.19.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Denis Villeneuve had two films at this year's Toronto Film Festival. The better one was called Enemy. The one that's getting the big studio release this week is called Prisoners.

'Prisoners' Is The Movie To See This Weekend

AP | JOCELYN NOVECK | Posted 11.18.2013 | Entertainment

Parenting involves countless mundane decisions – dozens a day. But as any parent knows, the potential for tragedy stemming from a wrong decision...

Movie Review: Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal in Intense Prisoners

Caryn James | Posted 11.17.2013 | Entertainment
Caryn James

Prisoners is an extraordinarily well-made popcorn movie. Like most thrillers, this one doesn't provoke us to take things so personally; that's why thrillers make for great escapism.

STUNNING!

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 09.05.2013 | Black Voices

Essence's October cover reads "Be Beautiful, Inside And out!" and we can't think of a better woman to impart that message then the glossy's cover girl...

Natural Hair Moments That Made Headlines

Posted 09.04.2013 | Black Voices

Sheryl Underwood's comments on her show The Talk have, once again, opened the floodgates in the mainstream media about the topic of self-love (or self...

The Man Playing James Brown Is ...

Posted 08.27.2013 | Entertainment

Papa's got a brand-new bag, and this time it's in the form of a biopic. James Brown will finally see his life play out on the big screen now that Univ...