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4 Women Who Are Changing the Landscape of Television

See what newly inked production deals we're hoping will bring diversity to TV

See how four of Hollywood’s biggest female stars are bringing diversity to our television screens.

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8 Dynamic Black Women History-Makers In Film, Television and Theatre

Celebrating Women's History Month with bold and brazen trailblazers in entertainment

BlackEnterprise.com is proud to celebrate Women’s History Month by commemorating those bold and brazen black…

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This Week’s Highlights: The Best and the Brightest

Check out the top trending news stories from this week

Here is a recap of this week’s highlights, some of the biggest news, tech, career,…

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[WATCH] Taraji P. Henson Talks Viola Davis’ Emmy Win on ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’

The 'Empire' actress shares, "I think the universe is happy. Viola deserved that award."

On ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show,’ Taraji P. Henson discusses Viola Davis and her ground-breaking Emmy…

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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…

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Kerry, Mary, and Taraji Shine In Cool Music Commercial

#BlackGirlMagic in featured Apple commercial that aired during the Emmy's

From Tracee Ellis Ross to Kerry Washington, and Mary J. Blige who graced the screen…

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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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Emmys Honors: Taraji P. Henson Hopes 2015 is the Year of the Black Female Actress

'Empire' actress nominated with Viola Davis of 'How to Get Away with Murder'

On becoming Emmys pioneer: ‘Empire’ star says: “Here we are in 2015, and we’re still…

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Viola Davis Talks Growing Up Hungry, Poor and Ashamed

'How to Get Away With Murder' star reflects on her life and career at age 50

‘How to Get Away With Murder’ star reflects on her life and career at age…

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Taraji P. Henson and Viola Davis Make History With Emmy Award Nominations

The women make history with Emmy nominations for roles on ‘How to Get Away With Murder' and 'Empire’

Viola Davis and Taraji P. Henson make history With Emmy nominations for roles on ‘How…

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Kerry Washington Says Poor, LGBT and People of Color Must be Allies

Kerry Washington urges every 'other' to fight together

The GLAAD (Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) Media Awards took place on Saturday, and…

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A Lesson in Longevity: Cicely Tyson’s Epic Debut on ‘How To Get Away With Murder’

Iconic actress continues to prove she's still got it in her season debut

Fans of “How to Get Away with Murder” say Cicely Tyson’s debut is the series’…

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Uzo Aduba Wins First SAG Award, Makes History

Uzo Aduba delivers tearful speech and makes SAG history with Viola Davis

Orange is the New Black’s Uzo Aduba wins SAG Award and makes history.

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VIDEO: Viola Davis Thanks Shonda Rhimes for Casting Dark Skinned Woman

Davis eloquently addresses beauty standards in acceptance speech

Viola Davis left a winner at last night’s SAG Awards. The nearly 50-year-old knockout actress…

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10 Web Reactions to The New York Times’ ‘Angry Black Woman’ Op-Ed

Gladiators united to support 'Scandal' creator Shonda Rhimes

Last week, Shonda Rhimes was embroiled in a tête-à-tête with the New York Times over…

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‘Get on Up’ Actor Chadwick Boseman Talks James Brown Boss Moves

Star in biopic gets candid about his latest role and entreprenenurship

Chadwick Boseman, star of ‘Get On Up,’ talks about James Brown’s penchant for business, funky…

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Universal Pictures Announces The ‘Get On Up’ Tour

The funky, new biopic about James Brown is hitting the road.

The people who brought you “Despicable Me” and “Jurassic Park” are adding a bit of…

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Viola Davis Narrates Lion King at Harambe Nights

Viola Davis Leads Off Disney’s Harambe Nights

The Tony award-winning actress is the first celebrity narrator for the 20th anniversary production The Lion King: Concert in the Wild

Viola Davis narrates the premiere of The Lion King: Concert in the Wild at…

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10 Facts About Producer Shonda Rhimes

Here’s a little trivia about the Scandal creator and ABC top earning African American female showrunner

Shonda Rhimes is best known as the creator, head writer, and executive producer of three…

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Viola Davis Receives Honorary Doctorate Degree

Oscar-nominated actress gets honored by her old school

The Julliard School honors alum, Viola Davis, with Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree

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