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Viola Davis describes as being ‘less than classically beautiful,’ black women defend star

  A highly criticized New York Times article published last week really offended a few black women. In her op-ed, Alessandra Stanley described actress Viola Davis — star of Shonda Rhimes’ new ABC show “How To Get Away With Murder”– as “less than classically beautiful.” Viola Davis had a few choice words for Stanley, saying  “You may shoot me […]

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People Magazine offends with mammy tweet about Viola Davis

Yesterday was a huge night for Viola Davis. Her show “How to Get Away With Murder,” created by Thursday night dominator Shonda Rhimes, premiered and it was pretty much a huge hit. But a tweet during the show’s premiere has offended many. Instead of praising Viola, or just commenting about the show in general, People […]

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Viola Davis sticks up for her daughter’s hair

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It seems like it’s open season on natural hair, especially when it belongs to the child of a famous person. Blue Ivy has been the butt of many jokes for what critics call Jay Z and Beyonce’s “poor choice in styling.” Now, actress Viola Davis is coming under fire for choosing to keep her daughter’s […]

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Viola Davis: ‘I have never felt pretty’

Since her Oscar-nominated performance in “The Help,” Viola Davis has pretty much become a household name. Despite fame and success, the star opened up about her battles with beauty and self-esteem. “I have never felt pretty,” she said during a lunch interview with Essence.

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Reconsidering Natural Hair

On the heels of a study that suggests a connection between hair relaxers and uterine fibroids, actress Viola Davis decided to leave her wig at home and take to the red carpet at the Oscars in a stunning gown and an even more stunning teeny weeny afro. Of course when the moment happened, I was […]

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And the Oscar Goes to…

When Octavia Spencer won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress last night, I thought this blog had written itself. All I needed to do was list the names and roles of black women who had won Oscars, make a few comments about some very obvious things, and keep it moving. However, Meryl Streep’s shocking win over […]

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The Real Housewives of The Help Go to Africa

Hollywood is so full of liberal do-gooders always on the cutting edge. As such, in advance of Black History Month, they have bestowed many acting awards upon members of the cast of The Help, namely Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer, who both won SAG Awards last night. Perhaps it was because the embarrassingly entertaining Real Housewives of […]

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