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Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

The trailer for Chadwick Boseman’s final film is here, and it’s coming to Netflix

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Lauren Geall
  • Thomas Jefferson Byrd poses for a portrait at the 2014 American Black Film Festival at the Metropolitan Pavillion on June 21, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)
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    Viola Davis and Spike Lee respond to “tragic murder” of actor Thomas Jefferson Byrd

  • Viola Davis beautifully explains why she has bought a former slave plantation
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    Viola Davis beautifully explains why she has bought a former slave plantation

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    Viola Davis says The Help was created in the “cesspool of systemic racism”

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I May Destroy You
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Stop calling Michaela Coel “the new Phoebe Waller-Bridge”

The creator and star of I May Destroy You is worth so much more than this.

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Kayleigh Dray
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Long Reads

“I'm thrilled to see films centered around black love that aren't rooted in trauma”

Films focusing on slavery and trauma are no longer the only fare for those who want to watch black-led cinema.

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Leah Sinclair
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Viola Davis
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Viola Davis just shared why she’s “a little scared” to play Michelle Obama, and it’s so relatable

Get ready for the series of your dreams.

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Lauren Geall
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Kim Porter
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Kim Porter was much more than Diddy’s ex-girlfriend. We must remember that.

We do Kim Porter a great disservice by reducing her to the role of a famous rapper’s ex

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Kayleigh Dray
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“Why Widows is the perfect antidote to saccharine girl-power movies”

Viola Davis’ new film doesn’t peddle tired tropes about sisterly solidarity – and it’s all the more powerful for it.

Viola Davis wishes she’d never taken her role in The Help. Here’s why.
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Viola Davis wishes she’d never taken her role in The Help. Here’s why.

“Have I ever done roles that I’ve regretted? I have – and The Help is on that list”

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Kayleigh Dray
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Why Viola Davis is calling out Hollywood’s “nice” women

“They keep them pretty. They keep them likeable”

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Susan Devaney
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Viola Davis’ delivers an incredibly empowering speech at the Women’s March

“I am aware of all the women still in silence. The women who are faceless”

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Susan Devaney
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Beauty

Viola Davis's Golden Globes afro was about more than just style

Your hair can be more political than you'd think

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Fashion

Sequins, tuxedos and ball gowns: all the Oscars after-party action

From Emma Stone’s political statement to Halle Berry’s Tina Turner tribute

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Moya Crockett
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Viola Davis’ empowering speech completely stole the show at the Oscars

She’s the first black actor to win an Oscar, Emmy, and a Tony

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Kayleigh Dray
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