Lupita, Alek, Viola, & Gabby

As Viola Davis accepted the People’s Choice Award for Favorite Actress in a New TV Series rocking a straight brown shoulder length wig, I thought it was funny that she thanked Shonda Rhimes, Betsy Beers, and Peter Nowalk for “thinking of a leading lady who looks like my classic beauty”.  What is classic black beauty, and does it wear a shiny, straight, brown, shoulder-length wig? Oh the images and drama of dark skinned women in the entertainment industry!  Initially, I couldn’t figure out the value of even writing about these…

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What Does It Mean to Be Black? [Video]

Here’s a look at an upcoming segment on The Hype TV Show where a room full of African Americans (representing several generations) discuss what it means to be black. Take a look at the video and share your thoughts. The New season of The Hype begins this winter.

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Some Things For All Black Women To Celebrate

Forbes recently released their list for The World’s Most Powerful Celebrities. Out of the first ten celebrities on that list, seven were African American. Among those seven, three were women. Now while some of these celebs aren’t the richest people, I think the fact that Forbes is naming a number of African American celebrities as the most powerful is great. This is the most number of African American celebrities that have been featured in the top ten in all the 16 years that Forbes has been releasing the list. Oprah…

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