Academy Awards Highlight Black Hollywood

Many predicted that this year’s Academy Awards would go to great lengths to celebrate diversity after the #OscarsSoWhite controversy came to a head last year. Fortunately, this year saw a surplus of quality content starring Black actors and actresses for the Academy to choose from.

As a result, Black Hollywood was celebrated in front of the entire world last night. 

Tracee, Donald, Viola, and ‘Moonlight’ Shine Bright At 74th Golden Globes

The 74th Golden Globes was a successful awards show in the sense that it was home to a handful of memorable moments that will likely be talked about for years. Lauded productions received their nod going into Oscar season next month, surprise contenders won big and history was even made. Black Hollywood, in particular, had a night full of wins. 

Viola Davis To Receive First Walk of Fame Star In 2017

Viola Davis has become one of the most recognizable actors in the industry as of late. Roles in “How To Get Away With Murder,” Fences and Suicide Squad have proven to make 2016 a highly prosperous year for her and she’ll still be reaping the benefits of it going into 2017.

It was announced this past Monday that Davis will be receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame – the first of the year.

Viola Davis and Kerry Washington are Creating Production Companies

So far, 2016 has been a wonderful year for Black woman seizing their own opportunities. Early this spring, Kelly Rowland announced that she plans on starting a makeup line for dark-skinned women.  Shea Moisture is taking a stand against the racism in the beauty industry. Recently, it was announced that Kerry Washington and Viola Davis are launching independent production companies. Take a moment to embrace all this Black girl magic.

Kerry, Viola, and Shonda Say They’re ‘With Hillary’ In New Campaign Ad

Hillary Clinton has had her fair share of issues on the campaign trail. Many of which have been her repeated issues with Black voters who have approached her about her stances on key issues facing them. Even amidst all that, Kerry Washington, Viola Davis, and Shonda Rhimes (and Shondland veteran Ellen Pompeo) say they are standing with Hillary Clinton in this presidential campaign.

The Diversity of the SAG Awards Brought Out the Racism of #SAGsSoBlack

This article was originally posted on Water Cooler Convos.

It’s always funny to me how racists come out of the woodwork whenever they think they have the least  bit of coverage or validity in their bigoted views. And when numerous actors of color were awarded at this past weekend’s SAG Awards, they saw it as their opportunity to strike back at #OscarsSoWhite. If they had the ability to logically form an argument, they would have seen that the wins at the award ceremony only elucidated the Oscars’ race problem.

Elle’s Covers Are Great But Women of Color Need More from Media

Taraji P Henson and Viola Davis were featured on the covers of Elle’s Women of TV January issue.  Having Davis, Henson, along with Priyanka Chopra, another woman of color, is a step forward in representing diversity in magazines and television shows. However, this fight for equality in representation is nowhere near being finished.