Viola Davis

#LessClassicallyBeautiful Takes Over Twitter Challenging NYT’s Review of Viola Davis and White Beauty Standards

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Like many of you, we’re still fuming about Alessandra Stanley‘s tasteless New York Times op-ed depicting Shonda Rhimes and her Black characters as the “Angry Black woman.” However, another upsetting statement made by Stanley was labeling Viola Davis “less classically beautiful.” Stanley writes: “As Annalise, Ms. Davis, 49, is sexual...

Viola Davis, Yvette Nicole Brown, Octavia Spencer and Melissa Harris-Perry Respond to ‘New York Times’ Article

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Last week, New York Times’ TV critic Alessandra Stanley “attempted” to write a review for ABC’s upcoming Shonda Rhimes––produced show How to Get Away With Murder, starring Viola Davis. In her article entitled  “Wrought in Their Creator’s Image,” Stanley labeled Rhimes and her characters as the “angry Black woman.”...

New York Times Dubs Shonda Rhimes and Characters the “Angry Black Woman,” Black Twitter Attacks

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Just a month after labeling Mike Brown “no angel,” the New York Times (NYT) continues to offend the Black community. Twitter exploded after Chief TV Critic for the New York Times Alessandra Stanley attempted to review the newest series added to the ABC lineup “How to Get Away With...

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...

Viola Davis Receives Honorary Doctorate from Juilliard

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Congrats are in order to Actress Viola Davis for receiving an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree from her alma mater — Juilliard. So, this is amaaaaaazing!!! With the incomparable Viola Davis!! @JuilliardSchool pic.twitter.com/cDA1iKpGoG — Joyce DiDonato (@JoyceDiDonato) May 23, 2014 Congrats Dr. Viola Davis!