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Lena Dunham vs. Issa Rae and the Race in Hollywood

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Last week, Rebecca Carroll wrote an interesting piece for Gawker, titled: “Lena Dunham’s Race Problem.” She explored Dunham’s trajectory and the freedom she has as a white woman who has been able to be both creative and earn a significant amount of money while doing...

Viola Davis: “Even When I Get the Fried Chicken Special of the Day, I Have to Dig Into It Like It’s Filet Mignon”

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Viola Davis is slated to debut in her first-ever leading role in a television series on ABC titled “How to Get Away With Murder.” Prior to this, the 49-year-old was continuously cast as the character who served the purpose to “hold up the wall” of...

Are Biracial Women Erasing Black Women On Screen?

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When it was announced that Disney Channel star Zendaya Coleman would take on the role of Aaliyah in an upcoming Lifetime biopic the reaction was mixed. Some praised the choice given Coleman’s ability to sing, dance, and act, while others thought casting a racially ambiguous-looking...

What’s Wrong With This Cover of The Hollywood Reporter? Hint: It’s Very White

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The Hollywood Reporter’s latest cover story on this year’s crop of Emmy Award front-runners features some of the most celebrated actresses in Hollywood. The Good Wife’s Julianna Margulies; Homeland’s Claire Danes; Mad Men’s Jessica Pare; The Americans’ Keri Russell; American Horror Story: Coven’s Sarah Paulson;...

Did Producers Whitewash ‘Jem’s’ Only Black Character for Upcoming Film?

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Since news broke that Jem and the Holograms would be heading to the big screen, many of my friends have been excited. And as an ‘80s baby, I totally get it. I remember watching Jem and her crew of badass rockers take on the music...