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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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The names of Black actors were listed throughout creative arts Emmy Awards Saturday, as comedian Tiffany Haddish of Girl’s Trip and Samira Wiley of The Handmaid’s Tale, were honored for their work, according to The Associated Press. The creative arts Emmy Awards are a precursor to the Sept. 17 main ceremony. The strong showing by Black actors […]

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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 23rd Annual Critics’ Choice Awards was held in Los Angeles on Thursday evening and while there weren’t a ton of people of color in the winner’s circle, there were plenty of beautiful black folks at the big event. Susan Kelechi Watson This Is Us star, Susan Kelechi Watson served up some serious leg when […]

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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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