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Viola Davis To Hollywood: If I’m A Black Meryl Streep, Then “Pay Me What I’m Worth”

Although Viola Davis is one of the most celebrated thespians of the generation, she says her pay does not reflect the praise. The Emmy, Oscar and Tony Award-winning…

Vixen Chat: Kyla Pratt on Maturing, Motherhood, and Managing Hollywood

Kyla Pratt has made the tricky transition from childhood star to business-savvy actress—a rarity in hallowed Hollywood Hills. In addition to starring on BET hit Let’s St…

‘Gone With the Wind’ to Have Prequel Based on Mammy’s Story

The success of 12 Years a Slave may have inspired a classic story to…

Vanessa Williams Discusses Colorism in Hollywood

Does color matter anymore? According to actress <a title="'Soul Food' Cast Reunites for Baby Shower [Photos]"…

Orange is the New Black: On The Run

Photography: Geoff Barrenger  |  Design: Sammie Lin When Piper Kerman entered a low-security Connecticut prison in 2009, she had no idea that millions of people would…

Viola Davis Says Black Actresses are in ‘Crisis Mode’ [Video]

This weekend, Oprah brings together the black Hollywood elite to talk about what it really means to be an African American woman in the entertainment industry. Viola Davi…

Gabrielle Union Delivers Emotional Speech at Essence’s Black Women In Hollywood Luncheon

Hollywood’s black elite came together for the annual Essence 

7 Underrated Black Actresses Who Deserve More Props

Kimberly Elise is great when it comes to dramatic acting but that seems to be the only type of role that she gets. Favorite Role So Far: Crystal (Lady in Brown) from For…

Naturi Naughton on Her ‘Lottery Ticket’ Love Scene with Bow Wow and Dream Role

Naturi Naughton has been setting the acting bar high for herself these days; the young starlet’s film credits may be short thus far, but her output has been extremely…