Black Actors

There is a timelessness in the career and legacy of Bianca Lawson. At age 42, the effervescent artist has been praised for her ageless appearance. But to center her beauty without recognizing her talent would do the Queen Sugar actress a significant disservice. Lawson began her career in the early ’90s as a teen with […]

Baker will officially be laid to rest on November 30, becoming the fifth woman and first entertainer to be honored with a Panthéon burial.

Issa Rae will produce an HBO documentary that celebrates Black television pioneers.

From Taraji P. Henson to Regina King, John Singleton opened the doors for them.

Sterling K. Brown returned to Wakanda in his Saturday Night Live debut to show Black Panther fans a scene that were edited from the blockbuster film.

A group of Black activists in Brixton reimagined film posters of mainstream movies by adding Black leads.

Cheryl Boone Isaacs issued a statement over the weekend after Spike Lee and Jada Pinkett Smith called for an Oscars boycott.

Dumezweni isn't a well-known name in the U.S., but the Swaziland-born actress has gained critical acclaim by winning the Olivier Award for her role in A Raisin In The Sun. The award is Britain's equivalent to the Tonys.

Sanaa Lathan gave her candid opinions about the way Black actors are regarded in Hollywood.

So this happened. Just days after Deadline.com’s Nellie Andreeva posted a piece that seemed to attribute the number of Black actors snagging roles in Hollywood to an affirmative action quota of sorts (and simply put, not Black excellence), the site’s editor has issued an apology. Deadline is sorry. They really are sorry. My co-editor-in-chief Nellie […]

Actor Idris Elba said that he felt Black men are not considered “sexy” by mainstream America, during a recent interview. Idris elaborated on the issue, saying that Black actors are typically casted much differently than actors of other races, HuffingtonPost.com reports: “Black men, we’re never called sexy. We’re called athletic, intense, we’re described as being […]