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Watch: Viola Davis takes down the house at the SAG awards

By Diamond 1:36 pm January 26, 2015 Viola Davis made poignant points about black women and beauty ideals while accepting the Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series award.

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

By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:49 pm September 26, 2014   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 […]

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People Magazine offends with mammy tweet about Viola Davis

By BYP @blackyouthproj 9:30 am September 26, 2014 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 […]

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Viola Davis sticks up for her daughter’s hair


By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:30 am September 12, 2014 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 […]

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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

By tamara @tamaracg 2:00 pm February 29, 2012 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. […]

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And the Oscar Goes to…

By Summer M. 9:01 am February 27, 2012 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 […]

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The Real Housewives of The Help Go to Africa

By Summer M. 9:00 am January 30, 2012 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 […]

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