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Fellow Media Friends, It's Time for Us to Talk (Again) About How We Identify Black Women  Fellow Media Friends, It's Time for Us to Talk (Again) About How We Identify Black Women 

Fun fact: The woman in the picture on the above left is not the controversial Omarosa Manigault Newman, but revered actress Angela Bassett. But you wouldn’t know that from several outlets that misidentified the Oscar-nominated actress after the Emmy Awards on Monday night.

Aspiring to the A-List? Viola Davis Talks Inclusion, Inequities and Acting in Her Natural Hair Aspiring to the A-List? Viola Davis Talks Inclusion, Inequities and Acting in Her Natural Hair

It’s strange to consider a world in which Viola Davis isn’t considered “A-list.” The woman already has a star on the Walk of Fame and is just one Grammy away from being achieving “EGOT” status (surely, someone’s got an audiobook that could use her talents, no?). So, when a new interview with the star in Variety…

Forever Fine: Angela Bassett Proves She's Eternally Bae on the Cover of Porter Magazine  Forever Fine: Angela Bassett Proves She's Eternally Bae on the Cover of Porter Magazine 

Is there anyone more #AgeGoals than Angela Bassett? Twenty-five years after famously sculpting her body into super-toned shape to play music icon Tina Turner in What’s Love Got to Do With It, Bassett’s face remains flawless and her 59-year-old body (she turns 60 in August) is still sleek, muscular, and shown off to…

Uncensored: Alexandra Shipp Attempts to Clarify Those Colorism Comments for Glamour Magazine Uncensored: Alexandra Shipp Attempts to Clarify Those Colorism Comments for Glamour Magazine

Alexandra Shipp will not be censored. The 27-year-old actress was best known for her roles in the 2014 biopic, Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B and 2015’s Oscar-nominated Straight Outta Compton before being cast as Marvel superhero Storm in 2016’s X-Men: Apocalypse; but Shipp sparked a storm of her own on social media…

Enviable Assets: How Tracee Ellis Ross Builds the Boom Enviable Assets: How Tracee Ellis Ross Builds the Boom

There is plenty to love about actress, director and activist Tracee Ellis Ross—she’s brilliant, hilarious, beautiful and, as previously noted, basically our best friend in our heads.

2018 Tony Awards: Black Excellence Takes the Stage and Once on the Island Has a Big Win 2018 Tony Awards: Black Excellence Takes the Stage and Once on the Island Has a Big Win

For lovers of theater, there is no bigger night during the year than the Tonys, which celebrated their 72nd annual ceremony at New York City’s Radio City Music Hall on Sunday. Among others, Denzel Washington, Atlanta’s Brian Tyree Henry, previous Tony winner (for The Color Purple) LaChanze and director George C. Wolfe…

Niecy Nash (Finally) Wins It All With Claws Niecy Nash (Finally) Wins It All With Claws

Niecy Nash is full of surprises. Last summer the former host of the HGTV reality show Clean House helped change the TV landscape as star of the wacky TNT dramedy Claws. Nash’s character, Desna, owner of the fictional nail salon Nail Artisan of Manatee County in Palmetto, Fla., found herself wrapped up in a very…

Bow Down: Tracee Ellis Ross Covers Vanity Fair’s Special Awards Issue Bow Down: Tracee Ellis Ross Covers Vanity Fair’s Special Awards Issue

“The business is finally catching up to the genius that is Tracee,” says Kerry Washington.

Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters Return, More Relevant Than Ever

Respect your elders. I don’t know a child who wasn’t raised with that admonition, which in my household was often accompanied by a swat on the butt or a swift side-eye when due respect wasn’t paid. But it’s generally far later in life when most of us learn the value of also listening to our elders’ stories—often after…

Did I Do That? Issa Rae Dresses Up as Our ’90s Faves for GQ—and It’s Pure Comedy Did I Do That? Issa Rae Dresses Up as Our ’90s Faves for GQ—and It’s Pure Comedy

Urkel. Moesha. The Fresh Prince. If you were a kid in the 1990s, at least one or all of the above were likely among your faves. We’re not sure if Issa Rae, who was born in 1985, grew up on these classic characters, but it sure gave us a laugh to see her dress up as each for the June issue of GQ magazine.

Rolling Solo: Thandie Newton Made a Stylish Statement About Representation at Cannes  Rolling Solo: Thandie Newton Made a Stylish Statement About Representation at Cannes 

Fun fact: Thandie Newton collects Star Wars action figures. Well, only the black ones.

Black Is Not My Job: 16 Black Actresses Take the Cannes Red Carpet by Storm Black Is Not My Job: 16 Black Actresses Take the Cannes Red Carpet by Storm

The red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival got even more colorful Wednesday as 16 black and biracial actresses staged a very glamorous protest on the steps of the Palais des Festival convention center.

She Got That Glow: Olivier Award Winner Sheila Atim Is One to Watch (and Hear) She Got That Glow: Olivier Award Winner Sheila Atim Is One to Watch (and Hear)

Chances are, if you live outside the United Kingdom or aren’t a musical-theater buff, you haven’t heard of Sheila Atim yet. But the 26-year-old actress, singer and composer is making a major splash across the pond: On Sunday night she garnered the honor of Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Musical at the Olivier…

Chanté to Shanté: Chanté Adams Channels Hip-Hop Pioneer Roxanne Shanté in Netflix’s Roxanne, Roxanne Chanté to Shanté: Chanté Adams Channels Hip-Hop Pioneer Roxanne Shanté in Netflix’s Roxanne, Roxanne

Chanté Adams is living a dream—one she envisioned not too long ago as a 2016 graduate of the School of Drama at the prestigious Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. Less than two years later, the young actress is enjoying the premiere of her first film, starring as female rap prodigy and pioneer Roxanne Shanté in…

From Broadway to a Dynasty to a Legacy: All Hail Glow Up Goddess Diahann Carroll From Broadway to a Dynasty to a Legacy: All Hail Glow Up Goddess Diahann Carroll

Inspired by the growing number of black female leads on television and film? Thank trailblazing performer Diahann Carroll. Sixty years of striving and of stunning audiences have earned her a 1962 Tony for No Strings, the 1969 Golden Globe for the television series Julia (plus two subsequent nominations), a 1975 Oscar…

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