black actresses

Just in time for spooky season, we put together a roundup of 15 Black actresses that had us biting our nails as the leads in a handful of unforgettable scary movies.

Genesis, the adorable four-year-old daughter of Viola Davis, refused to dress up as the popular Disney character Elsa or a pirate. Instead, she wanted to be her Emmy Award-winning mother.

If there’s one thing we love most about Viola Davis, it’s her delightful and classy demeanor. The actress opened up to The New York Times about her legendary Outstanding Lead Actress Emmy win and responded to criticism from General Hospital star Nancy Lee Grahn, who claimed Davis has never faced any kind of discrimination in Hollywood. […]

In her Emmy-winning speech Sunday night, Viola Davis gave a major shout-out to the peers who made her win possible.

Before she became the first Black woman to win an Emmy for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series, she fought to succeed in spite of facing

Hate and racism come in all shapes and sizes. After Viola Davis won the Emmy for her role as Annalise Keating in How to Get Away with Murder last night, she was bombarded with love, but from others, the reaction was not as rosy. Viola used her platform to let people know that after 67 years […]

The Emmys are right around the corner and Hollywood's leading ladies want to discuss more than what they're wearing on the red carpet.

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

This year’s Emmy nominations took Hollywood by storm with ten black actresses up for awards and two making Emmy history. Taraji P. Henson (Empire) and Viola Davis (How To Get Away With Murder) have been nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, a nomination that has never had two black women in the […]

English actor and film producer Benedict Cumberbatch has apologized for calling black actors “colored” on an American talk show. In an interview with Tavis Smiley of PBS,…

A look back on the remarkable life of actress and civil rights activist Ruby Dee.

A recent study suggests that diversity in casting is good for TV ratings. Is Hollywood getting the message? The people behind the study are not so sure, noting that while minorities represent about 37 percent of the U.S. population, we account for just 15 percent of the lead roles on cable TV, and 11 percent […]