Viola Davis

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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.

The latest cover of EBONY magazine, which bears an image of “The Cosby Show” cast with a shattered glass overlay, has sparked controversy amongst its readers.

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. […]

With the recent success of shows featuring African-American actors/actresses, are we experiencing the "Golden Age" of Black TV?

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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 […]

Viola Davis made history Sunday night as the first Black woman to win an Emmy for outstanding actress in a drama series, bringing a sisterhood of Black actresses to their feet at the announcement of her accomplishment. But Davis’ win was the second history-making moment of her night — as Vanity Fair points out, the […]

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.

Favorites like Scandal and black-ish are geared up for Fall releases, but new shows like Rosewood are also vying for your attention.