Tag Archives: Emmy Awards

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Black History Month: Then and Now in Television

Diahann Carroll paves the way for Kerry Washington and others

In celebration of Black History Month, BlackEnterprise.com honors those history-makers who have come before us…

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Director Dee Rees On Making Emmy Award-Winning HBO Movie ‘Bessie’ With Queen Latifah

Biopic about iconic blues singer Bessie Smith wins outstanding television movie

Bessie chronicles the life of Smith from her rise to fame to the expression of…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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5 Lessons We Can All Learn From Viola Davis’ Emmy Awards Acceptance Speech

Viola Davis makes history at the Emmy awards as the first African American woman to win Outstanding Lead Actress in Drama Series

Viola Davis makes history as the first African American woman to win Outstanding Lead Actress…

By Kandia Johnson

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Viola Davis and Regina King Make Emmy History

Davis quotes Harriet Tubman in her acceptance speech and envisions an equal playing field for black actresses

Viola Davis delivers moving speech as she becomes first black woman to win an Emmy…

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‘American Promise’ Receives Three Emmy Nominations

Documentary explores black male achievement, education, and family dynamics

‘American Promise,’ a documentary 14 years in the making, examines black male achievement, class, opportunity,…

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Laverne Cox Makes Emmy History: First Transgender Person Nominated

'Orange Is the New Black' breakout starlet joins most inclusive LGBT list

Laverne Cox is known for her recurring role in “Orange Is the New Black” as…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Emmy Nominations: Don Cheadle, Idris Elba and Kerry Washington Among Nominees

Check out the list of top black actors vying for awards

This year at the Emmy Awards, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Idris Elba, Don Cheadle, Cicely Tyson, Kerry…

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Nostalgia TV? Not Feeling the Love

The good old days of Mad Men, Pan Am and The Playboy Club all send a familiar message to Black actors: no positions available

I have zero interest, at least so far, in the new shows Pan Am, ABC’s…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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