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Shonda Rhimes Declares “I Haven’t Broken Through Any Glass Ceilings” at Women in Entertainment Event

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View image | gettyimages.com Shonda Rhimes has had another epic year in entertainment, and to celebrate her numerous accomplishments, the producer of two of the most dynamic shows on television was feted with the Sherry Lansing Award for leadership at The Hollywood Reporter’s Women in Entertainment...

Chris Rock Accuses Hollywood of Devaluing Black Talent

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Chris Rock is using his press tour for his upcoming film Top Five as a way to let loose about some of the existing issues that everyone knows about but nobody ever seems to want to publicly tackle. Rock opened up to The Hollywood Reporter...

Harry Belafonte Gives Powerful Speech On Race & Social Injustice in Hollywood

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Harry Belafonte is still speaking truth to power and kicking the truth to all of America’s youth. The 87-year-old was the recipient of the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award during the sixth annual Governors Awards on Saturday night. Belafonte used his time to speak about Hollywood...

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...