Black actresses

Fans of the long-running Star Trek franchise will be witness to a new era next year. A new spin-off series, Star Trek: Discovery, features a historic first as Sonequa Martin-Green will become the first Black female lead character of the show. Mrs. Martin-Green will be familiar to fans of AMC’s zombie apocalypse smash hit, The […]

NEW YORK – The sisters of Queen Sugar look like the women you already know. Rutina Wesley, who plays Nova Bordelon, looks like a pretty Barbie in person, all fine features, slim figure and gorgeous skin. Dawn Lyen Gardner who plays Charley Bordelon West, is lighter-skinned with broader features. They are dressed much like their characters would be […]

 And we’re back. We’re now recapping a show, Queen Sugar, you all seem to like, if you have OWN, which is still and issue. (Note to Oprah: Please give us cable cutters a standalone app option, or for those who still have cable, a less expensive cable tier for your network. Thanks.) So we’re already […]

The second game of the World Series took place Wednesday night between the Chicago Cubs and the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field. Some might be surprised to know that there is a rich piece of Black history attached to the former Jacobs Field, along with a connection to actress Kym E. Whitley’s family. In the early […]

Actress Ashley Love-Mills is one of those people who believes in naming and claiming it. And why not? It’s worked out for her thus far. The star of the new Tyler Perry sitcom Too Close to Home, TLC’s first scripted drama, said years ago during the Miss USA pageant that she wanted to work for the […]

Naturi Naughton is still young, but she’s a veteran in the entertainment industry. The now 32-year-old actress, who can still pass for a teenager, was a teen when she started out in the girl group 3LW. While the trio came to a contentious end, Naughton keep going. She starred as Lil’ Kim in the Biggie […]

Actress Tika Sumpter, who stars on the OWN soap opera The Haves And The Have Nots, recently became an honorary member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. And during the ceremony she revealed something else – that she’s several months pregnant! While there has been no announcement from Tika or her camp, the 36-year-old actress was shown […]

Veteran actress Anne-Marie Johnson is a champion for diversity in Hollywood, and has worked behind the scenes to aid African-American performers for years. Over the…

Viola Davis won’t be at the Oscars this year. But that’s not because she’s boycotting them. She told People.com that she’ll be on vacation. Although…

Since 1962, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association has selected a “Miss Golden Globes” to hand out the coveted Golden Globe Awards. For the 73rd Golden…

Fifteen years ago, actress Lisa Nicole Carson was enjoying the fruits of a successful acting career, known for the TV shows Ally McBeal and ER appearing in…