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When you are making a film about Shirley Chisholm, you are making a film about a black woman icon who was not afraid to see her own power and go for what she wanted. It only makes sense to cast an actress that has the teeth to make us feel that pride, power and persona onscreen.

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  On the heels of announcing her partnership with Amazon Studios, Viola Davis has landed the leading role in their upcoming film, The Fighting Shirley Chisholm. The Oscar-Winning actress, whose company, JuVee Productions, inked a first-look deal with the company, will play Shirley Chisholm, the nation’s first Black woman elected to the U.S. House of […]

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  Viola Davis just scored another big win, along with her husband, Julius Tennon. The Oscar-winning actress who is currently starring in Steve McQueen‘s latest film, WIDOWS, and her hubby just inked a first-look feature production deal with Amazon Studios. “Amazon Studios is passionate about building a home for both new and established filmmakers of […]

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While Viola Davis is the driving force in Steve McQueen‘s latest film, WIDOWS, there’s an all-star supporting cast that delivers some extremely powerful performances as well. TheGrio caught up with Brian Tyree Henry, Cynthia Erivo, and Michelle Rodriguez to find out how they handled the heavy tone of the stirring heist flick and what they […]

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It was an honor more than 45 years in the making, but Cicely Tyson finally took home an Oscar on Sunday night at the 10th annual Governors Awards in Hollywood, Ca.

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“I always say that if I were not a celebrity, I’d be invisible” said Viola Davis as she sat across from NPR’s Audie Cornish.

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Steve McQueen is ready to reveal his latest project, WIDOWS to the word after much anticipation for the flick that stars Viola Davis, Brian Tyree Henry, and Daniel Kaluuya among others. The Academy Award-winning director of 12 Years a Slave sat down with TheGrio to discuss his approach to the movie that offers so much […]

The post EXCLUSIVE: Steve McQueen on tackling tough issues in ‘WIDOWS’ appeared first on theGrio.

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We are now firmly in the holiday season—or, as I like to call it, “food-pocalypse,” because it is the suspension of all rationale. Specifically, each Halloween to New Year’s Eve is the time of year that I, like most, give up trying to be virtuous and succumb to the lure of holiday parties, happy hours and seemingly…

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It’s almost time for Steve MCQueen’s highly-anticipated film, WIDOWS to hit theaters and we caught up with the film’s stars to find out why they were attracted to the project.  In it, Viola Davis stars  as Veronica, a woman who has to deal with the unexpected loss of her husband (Liam Neeson) and the mess he […]

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To Viola Davis, being naked on screen or onstage means more than having your clothes off. It means ridding yourself of self-consciousness and ego. It means exposing yourself. “Oftentimes you do see dynamic acting — there are a lot of really dynamic actors — but there is a sense of vanity,” says Davis. “I always […]

The post Viola Davis on ‘Widows,’ MeToo and expressing her femininity appeared first on theGrio.

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Earlier this year, Sade breathed life into Ava DuVernay’s A Wrinkle in Time with “Flower of the Universe”—her first new song in seven years. But thankfully the wait for new music won’t be nearly as long. As she’s back with another offering for Steve McQueen’s highly anticipated new film, Widows.

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What do Viola Davis, Kamala Harris, Janelle Monae, Naomi Wadler and 97-year-old forest ranger Betty Reid Soskin have in common? Well, aside from all being incredibly dynamic and inspirational black women, they’ve been named Glamour’s 2018 Women of Year—alongside Chrissy Teigen; the other young female activists of…

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  Steph Curry is taking his talents to the big screen and teaming up with Viola Davis to executive produce a documentary about the 2015 Charleston church massacre that left nine people dead at the hands of 21-year-old white supremacist, Dylann Roof. According to reports, Emanuel will feature interviews with survivors of the shooting as well […]

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How To Get away With Murder is full of twists and turns and we’re already on the edge of our seats about who’s lying bloody in the snow this season. Aside from incredible performances from Viola Davis and Amirah Vann each week, there’s another reason to tune in…Billy Brown. The swoon-worthy actor is constantly flexing […]

The post PHOTOS: 5 reasons ‘HTGAWM’ star, Billy Brown is #Bae for life appeared first on theGrio.

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How To Get Away With Murder is gearing up for the season 5 premiere and we caught up with one of the series’ newest regulars, Amirah Vann. The Afro-Latina beauty plays Tegan Price, the no-nonsense attorney for Caplan & Gold who has decided to become an FBI informant after some coaxing from Annalise Keating (Viola […]

The post EXCLUSIVE: Amirah Vann on bringing authenticity to ‘HTGAWM’ role in season 5 appeared first on theGrio.

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Fire up your Google calendar and your Outlook — there’s plenty of dope stuff out there to plug in for your fall viewing pleasure. You may have already caught Fox’s new Rel, starring LilRel Howery, and there’s also All American starring Daniel Ezra, Bre-Z and Taye Diggs (out on The CW on Oct. 10). This […]

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It’s almost time for Viola Davis to return to the small screen for the fifth season of How To Get Away With  Murder and if the trailer is any indication, fans are in for another wild ride. The Shondaland series remains at ABC even though Shonda Rhimes has made a move to Netflix and we […]

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NEW YORK (AP) — Oscar-winning actress Viola Davis has regrets about her role as a […]

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It’s not often that an actor expresses regret about taking an Oscar-nominated role, but that’s exactly what Viola Davis did in a recent interview with the New York Times.

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It’s strange to consider a world in which Viola Davis isn’t considered “A-list.” The woman already has a star on the Walk of Fame and is just one Grammy away from being achieving “EGOT” status (surely, someone’s got an audiobook that could use her talents, no?). So, when a new interview with the star in Variety

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  The nominees for the 2018 Emmys have been announced and it looks like it has been a big year for Black folks on television. There’s a lot more melanin than usual in the long list of actors and personalities in the running for a trophy and we couldn’t be happier about it. Colin Jost […]

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He hasn’t been in the acting game for long, but Justice Smith has made an early mark. You must’ve seen him onscreen already — perhaps as Radar, a high schooler completely embarrassed by his parents’ extensive collection of black Santa memorabilia, in the 2015 film Paper Towns, which was inspired by the John Green novel […]

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There’s tons of talent headed to the big screen thanks to the latest round of casting news. Jamie Foxx, Regina Hall, Viola Davis, Mike Epps, and Issa Rae are all set to star in upcoming films and we can’t wait until their release dates. BET recently announced that Jamie Foxx will be hosting the BET […]

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The boxoffice success and critical acclaim of Black Panther has everyone clamoring for more of the story—and Viola Davis and Lupita Nyong’o are ready to deliver! Shadow and Act has confirmed that Lupita Nyong’o and Viola Davis will star in an exciting new project exploring the true story behind the Panther’s female fighting force, the Dora […]

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Another celebrity team is stepping up to take on the #BlackPantherChallenge to send more children to see the biggest, blackest movie of the year. According to TMZ, Kendrick Lamar’s record label is sending 1,000 children from three different Watts-area housing projects to see Black Panther for free! Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith, the owner of Top […]

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Thanksgiving is all about the grub and we’ve been wondering what our favorite celebrities look forward to on Turkey Day. Turns out the stars’ are just as serious as we are when it comes to staples like mac and cheese and they’re constantly concerned about who made the potato salad. Here’s a rundown of what […]

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The 2017 American Music Awards was full of highs and lows and theGrio.com was on deck for the big occasion. Here’s a rundown of what went down at the AMAs: Kehlani is extremely sweet and extremely tatted up. Like all over. Wow. Even though she lost her award to Beyoncé, she was overjoyed to attend […]

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Stars hit the red carpet at the 2017 American Music Awards on Sunday and served up some serious fashion game for the big event. While there weren’t too many familiar faces in attendance, a few of our favorite celebs showed up and showed out while others jut showed they’re in need of new stylists. Take […]

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NEW YORK (AP) — The celebrated picture book “Corduroy” will soon have a new sequel, […]

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