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Actress Thandie Newton called herself dark-skinned in a convo about representation in Hollywood and Black folk didn't take too kindly to it.

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Genesis, the adorable four-year-old daughter of Viola Davis, refused to dress up as the popular Disney character Elsa or a pirate. Instead, she wanted to be her Emmy Award-winning mother.

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2015 Emmys, black actresses, Black Women, Entertainment, GG News, How to Get Away with Murder, Inspiration, Nation, Newsletter, Shonda Rhimes, Viola Davis -

Before she became the first Black woman to win an Emmy for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series, she fought to succeed in spite of facing

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A look back on the remarkable life of actress and civil rights activist Ruby Dee.

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