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DON’T LET VIOLA DAVIS’ EMMY WIN FOOL YOU

Viola Davis‘ graceful acceptance speech at the 2015 Emmy Awards was a powerful moment for Black women in Hollywood. “The only thing that separates women of color from anyone else is opportunity,” Davis said to a round of applause while accepting her historic award for Best Lead Actress In a Drama Series. The FIRST Black woman to do so in the Emmy’s 67-year history. For obvious reasons that’s no feat to go unnoticed. Contrary to the opinion of Wendy Williams–who said she was tired of Black “Firsts” and that people should simply be recognized as winners–it’s a big deal. It’s… Continue Reading

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‘Deception’ Is Cancelled: Was Race a Factor?

NBC’s Deception starring Meagan Good and Laz Alonzo has officially been cancelled by the network due to underwhelming ratings. While one could simply brush it off as another loss for an embattled primetime series, it’s hard not to look at NBC’s decision with a more critical lens. With Good being one of only two African-American women in a leading role on television, Deception was far more than another primetime failure – it was a much needed representation in media that’s rarely seen. When the undercover drama series first aired, black audiences in particular were ecstatic. Suddenly little ‘ole Meagan Good, whose biggest role up until that… Continue Reading