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Regina, Uzo, Viola and The Blackest Emmy Awards Ever

I (and countless others) have spent years complaining about the monochrome Emmy Awards (read: my post on 2013 Emmy Awards Embodied TV’s White Problem). It is usually a show that is white people giving other white people every award, and the audience is sprinkled with a few Black and brown …

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Luvvie and Lupita Nyongo
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Lupita, Shonda and the 2015 ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon

My favorite event of the year is the ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon. I’ve gone three out of the last four years and there is no other space that feels as supportive, inspiring and epic as this one. There’s something incredibly special about how accessible the celebrities who come …

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Regina King as Huey and Riley

I’ve been a fan of the Boondocks since it was a comic strip. I’d read it in the Chicago Sun-Times every morning on my commute on my way to school (as a junior and senior). When it became a show, you know I had to watch it. My thoughts on …

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