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Patrick Riley has been a celebrated entertainment journalist for more than 25 years and his new book, That’s What Friends Are For: On The Women Who Inspired Me, highlights some of the women who helped shape his career. What made you want to write this tribute to women? From as early as when I was […]

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Thursday marks the beginning of Black History Month. For the next 28 days (and beyond), we will provide a daily dose of inspirational stories and videos to help explain the complex history of the black experience and black identity in America. Historian Carter G. Woodson and minister Jesse E. Moorland founded the Association for the […]

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A critically acclaimed director and outspoken advocate for diversity in Hollywood, Ava DuVernay is on […]

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It’s Christmas morning. There’s wrapping paper strewn all over the floor, pancake aromas coming from […]

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Black Executives in Hollywood Are Still Nearly Nonexistent According to the “2015 Hollywood Diversity Report” […]

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theGrio OPINION - Ava DuVernay, director/writer of The Door, I Will Follow, Middle of Nowhere & Selma, has done what many had thought was impossible – she’s compelled the Golden Globes (and the world at large) to finally take notice of a Black female director.

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Following Selma’s Christmas release date in several markets, the film has earned several rave reviews […]

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