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On Sunday, Viola Davis won a Screen Actor’s Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series for ABC’s smash hit, “How To Get Away With Murder.” During her SAG Award acceptance speech, Davis addressed colorism in Hollywood and America. “When I tell my daughter stories at night, inevitably, a few things […]

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Dr. Cornel West joined Roland Martin on “NewsOne Now” a few weeks ago to discuss his book “Black Prophetic Fire” and shared his views about leaders who were unapologetically Black as well as unapologetically truthful. While talking about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., West said, “Anytime one has the courage to tell the truth about […]


Academy Award-nominated actress Viola Davis opened up recently to The New York Times about the “mammy-ish roles” she’s been asked to play in Hollywood. Davis is the star of an upcoming drama series, “How to Get Away With Murder,” produced by Shonda Rhimes for ABC. She’ll play “Annalise Keating,” a law professor and defense attorney that Davis […]

Despite torrents of debate among African-Americans over the merits of the segregation-era movie “The Help,” most still hoped that Viola Davis, who plays a maid, would become just the second black winner of the best actress Oscar. RELATED: Black Director Wins Oscar For “Undefeated” H.S. Football Documentary And so there was widespread disappointment when Davis […]

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “The Help” collected three prizes at the NAACP Image Awards, including top actress honors for Viola Davis, the supporting actress prize for Octavia Spencer and outstanding motion picture. Davis and Spencer have collected armloads of accolades for their work in the film about black maids who speak out against their white […]

Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer are racking up all of the major acting awards (including the Sag Awards) leading up to the Oscar ceremonies in February. SEE ALSO: Listen To Destiny’s Child & Beyonce’s Hometown Playlist Listen To The Ultimate Prince & Minneapolis Playlist! In fact, this may be the first year where two black […]

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer were the maids of honor at Sunday’s Screen Actors Guild Awards, where their Deep South drama “The Help” won them acting prizes and earned the trophy for overall cast performance. SEE ALSO: How “Spartacus” Continues After Lead Actor Dies Davis won as best actress and Spencer […]

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.— Martin Scorsese’s Paris adventure “Hugo” leads the Academy Awards with 11 nominations, among them best picture and the latest director honor for the Oscar-winning filmmaker. Also nominated for best picture Tuesday: the silent film “The Artist”; the family drama “The Descendants”; the Sept. 11 tale “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close”; the Deep […]

LOS ANGELES — “The Artist” waltzed away with its first wins of Hollywood’s awards season. SEE ALSO: Why The First Lady Can’t Win The black-and-white ode to the silent-film era directed by Michel Hazanavicius led winners with four honors at Thursday’s 17th annual Critics’ Choice Awards, which are presented by the 250 members of the […]

It’s little surprise that The Help, one of last year’s biggest box-office draws, is now gaining loads of Oscar buzz. The film is a contender for several categories including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress. SEE ALSO: 8 Surprises In “The Obamas” The Help follows the struggles of two black maids—Aibileen Clark […]