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Samira Wiley is many things: black woman, American, actress, activist, wife and breakout star of bona fide hits Orange Is the New Black (OITNB) and The Handmaid’s Tale. She is also an out and proud gay woman—now. While OINTB is where Wiley met her wife, screenwriter Lauren Morelli, it is also where she was forced into…

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Actress Samira Wiley says it was a fellow cast member from the Netflix series Orange is The New Black who outed her as gay before she was ready to go public with that information. Wiley, who publicly announced her engagement to her current wife Lauren Morelli, told WNYC’s Nancy podcast that it happened in a magazine article. READ MORE: Breathe […]

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  Laverne Cox has been a fierce advocate for the LGBTQ community for years ut she hasn’t always had the confidence she’s now known for. The actress opened up about planning her own suicide in a lengthy and heartbreaking Instagram post that sheds light on the unspoken torment experienced by so many of her peers. […]

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Growing up in Samira Wiley’s home, you could tell which day of the week it was by which type of shows were on television. If it was Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday — her days — the vibe was MTV, VH1 or BET. On Mondays and Fridays, when her younger brother Joshua ruled the remote control, […]

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The 35-year-old Orange Is the New Black (OITNB) star Dascha Polanco grew up in Brooklyn, New York, and was an athlete in high school. But she hit the basketball court last week in the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game playing alongside teammates Jamie Foxx, Common, Quavo of Migos and WNBA player Stefanie Dolson. “I love that […]

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The dog days of summer will soon be upon us, which, for many of us, means escaping sticky heat and stifling humidity by heading for more air-conditioned climates, especially ones with screens. Of course it’s blockbuster season, but if you just can’t pull yourself from the sofa, there’s a plethora of summer TV options too. […]

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Tuesday, Orange Is the New Black star Samira Wiley announced her engagement to Lauren Morelli, one of the show’s writers and producers. The happy couple announced the upcoming nuptials on Instagram by posting a picture with the caption, “Yes.” — ‘Orange Is The New Black’ new season to tackle racial injustice and BLM —  Yes. A post shared by Samira […]

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Since its 2013 premiere, Netflix original series “Orange is the New Black” has walked a line between drama and comedy, effortlessly weaving quick-witted and crass humor into meaningful messages about America’s flawed prison system. On Friday, June 17th, the show’s fourth season will premiere on Netflix. What can we expect from what critics are calling […]

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(AP) - Viola Davis thanked the producers of the legal dram "for thinking that a sexualized, messy, mysterious woman could be a 49-year-old, dark-skinned African American woman who looks me."...

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