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Laverne Cox: ‘Black History Is American History’

For actress Laverne Cox, being a Black and transgender woman hasn’t been easy when landing…

#BrownBeautyThrowback:Nia Long

This week on #BrownBeautyThrowback, it’s all about the berry lip. We’re taking a cue from…

Woody Allen Doesn't Want Black Actors in His New Play

Woody Allen Wants No Black Actors in New Musical

Woody Allen apparently refused to cast Black actors and actresses in new musical.  Bullets Over…

Oprah Winfrey and Forest Whitaker in "The Butler."

Oprah, and Hollywood’s Sassy Black Actress Problem

There is a lot of awards buzz for Oprah Winfrey’s triumphant return to the big…

Kerry Washington in Scandal

The Disturbing Plight of Black Actresses

It was a big deal when Kerry Washington was revealed as the cover girl for…

Could First Lady End Hollywood Colorism?

Could Michelle Obama Help End Colorism in Hollywood?

Recently I had the pleasure of moderating a conversation hosted by New York Women in Film…

The Academy Award Effect: Does Winning Help Black Actors’ Careers?

The Academy Award Effect

Now that Oscar season is upon us, a deluge of commentary is sure to crop up on…

Mo’Nique on Life Out of the Spotlight

So what do you do after winning an Academy Award and having the entertainment industry…

American Black Film Festival Heats Up South Beach

A year ago, when Jeff Friday, founder of the American Black Film Fest (ABFF), was…

STYLE PROFILE: Ashley Madekwe

What does it mean to be the “Girl Next Door?” Are you wholesome in the…