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Chiwetel Ejiofor Stars as Preacher Who Refutes Hell in Netflix’s ‘Come Sunday’

Academy Award-nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor stars in Netflix’s newest original movie Come Sunday as the real-life Pentecostal pastor Bishop Carlton Pearson. The film is based on the true story of Pearson who after a life-changing experience challenges the faith of his congregation by preaching about universal salvation. He begins to present the idea of the non-existence

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Here Are All of the Black Folks Nominated for Tony Awards This Year

Last year, Black actors made history at the Tony Awards. Bolstered by Lin-Manuel Miranda’s juggernaut Hamilton, actors of color racked up wins in the best actor, best actress, best featured actor and best featured actress categories for musicals. It was a first, and everyone celebrated. But would the good, inclusive times keep on rolling? Well…maybe. Earlier today, the Tony Awards

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In Shonda They Trust? Black Women Take Over TV

Black women are standing strong—and standing out—in what may be one of the most diverse seasons of network and cable television ever. And writer-director-producer Shonda Rhimes might be the reason. Following the sustained juggernaut success of Scandal, an unprecedented eight women of color have recently been given starring roles in primetime next season. Viola Davis,

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[POWER 100 2013] Emerging Leaders

In the December/January issue hitting newsstands the week of November 4, EBONY magazine reveals our annual Power 100 list of the nation’s most influential African-Americans. The 2013 Power 100 includes a broad-range listing of game-changers including spiritualist Iyanla Vanzant, chef Marcus Samuelsson, fashion guru André Leon Talley, actresses Kerry Washington and Condola Rashad, filmmaker Lee Daniels and director-producer Shonda Rimes. “The EBONY Power 100 speaks volumes about

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Condola Rashad Does Interracial ‘Romeo & Juliet’ [INTERVIEW]

Those eyes. Her baby browns aren’t exactly Diana or Tracee Ellis Ross level, not quite James Baldwinesque. But Broadway ingénue Condola Rashad’s beautiful eyes are so expressive, they’re routinely part of her performances. Just have a glance at her wide-eyed Thelma, playing against Cicely Tyson’s Tony-winning role as Carrie Watts in The Trip to Bountiful,

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Adepero Oduye Replaces Condola Rashad in Broadway’s ‘The Trip to Bountiful’

Broadway’s hit revival The Trip to Bountiful recently welcomed a new cast member with the addition of actress Adepero Oduye. In her Broadway debut, Oduye takes on the role of Thelma, originally played by Condola Rashad. For Oduye the play’s theme of home and finding a sense of belonging resonates deeply since the Brooklyn born

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Vanessa Williams, Cicely Tyson Bond on Broadway

All-star cast rehearsals for a major Broadway show can be filled with pressure and anxiety. But for The Trip to Bountiful cast it’s also about style, Chipotle and history lessons. During the press conference at Sardi’s Restaurant in New York City for the revival of Horton Foote’s classic play actors Cicely Tyson, Cuba Gooding Jr.,

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[INTERVIEW] Phylicia Rashad: A Director’s Life

Though she’ll be forever known as the iconic Clair Huxtable from The Cosby Show, there’s definitely a whole lot more to actress and director Phylicia Rashad. Most recently, she put the final touches on a new play she’s directing which premieres this month at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago, Immediate Family. And there's more. In