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Queen Latifah Nabs Third Screen Actors Guild Award

All hail the Queen! Queen Latifah just took home the Screen Actors Guild award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries for her role in HBO’s Bessie. “I’m in shock right now,” Latifah said in her acceptance speech. “Thank you so much!” Latifah continued in the hopes of inspiring… Continue reading Queen Latifah Nabs Third Screen Actors Guild Award

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Issa Rae Talks Turning Down Hollywood

Most are familiar with the director, producer, and overall talent Issa Rae, as she captivated the hearts and interests of black girls everywhere with her digital creation, The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl back in 2011, but in a recent interview with New York Times Magazine, fans got a closer look at the quirkiness that… Continue reading Issa Rae Talks Turning Down Hollywood

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Feature: Wanda Sykes

      Sykes was previously seen on several television shows over the past two years. Her Own special "Herlarious" which aired in July highlighted female comics. Last year she made a return to HBO’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm” starring opposite Larry David. In 2010 she starred on her own late night talk show on FOX,… Continue reading Feature: Wanda Sykes

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Feature: Issa Rae

With her unique flare and infectious sense of humor, Issa Rae content has garnered over 25 million views and close to 200,000 subscribers on YouTube. In addition to making the Forbes 30 Under 30 list twice and winning the 2012 Shorty Award for Best Web Show for her hit series " The Misadventures of Awkward… Continue reading Feature: Issa Rae

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Feature: Shonda Rhimes

Shonda Rhimes, born January 13, 1970, in University Park, Illinois, is the first African-American woman to create and executive-produce a Top 10 network series—the medical drama Grey's Anatomy. She is also the creator of its spin-off, Private Practice, and the political thriller Scandal. Before these series, Rhimes penned such film screenplays as Crossroads and HBO'sIntroducing… Continue reading Feature: Shonda Rhimes

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Feature: Lynn Whitfield

Whitfield vaulted to international attention in the title role of "The Josephine Baker Story" (1991), the HBO biopic requiring her to age from 18 to 68 to portray the Follies Bergere star turned Resistance and civil rights fighter. In a highly-publicized search that rivaled that of the hunt for Scarlett O'Hara in "Gone with the… Continue reading Feature: Lynn Whitfield