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OPRAH WINFREY: An Acting Retrospective
Oprah Winfrey is a media mogul across all genres, but her acting career stands on it’s own two feet.
Not Just Equal, #Better: Moving to the Front Ranks of Business
Joanna L. Krotz
Author, entrepreneur, speaker, social activist who is remaking...
The more male CEOs and corporate recruiters see women launching and leading thriving companies, the more change will accelerate. As Sheila Johnson has it, just imagine the innovation and new products and services that change will unleash.
13 Bookish Movies Now Streaming on Netflix
Off the Shelf
Read. Recommend. Repeat.
As book lovers, we tend to be skeptical about film adaptations, but we are fans of both the thirteen books on this list and their cinematic counterparts. Read the book, then stream the movie. Netflix is a marvelous thing.
The Man Off-Screen
Freshman, University of Miami
Robin taught me that life was meant to be lived with passion. He taught me that even though we all go through harrowing times in our lives, we always have humor and love to distract us.
Why You Need to See a Black Love Story -- NOW!
Angela D. Coleman
Sisterhood activist, publisher, author
If we rely on Hollywood's depiction of African American relationships, we are doomed. Our relationships are portrayed as dysfunctional or they are simply nonexistent, as if we are incapable of forming loving unions with each other.
African-American Movie Attendance Nets Major Increase With Over 170 Million Viewers
2013 was a pivotal year in black film, with the release of several motion pictures highlighting black history and the black
STYLE & BEAUTY
Jennifer Lawrence Rocks Her Killer New Haircut As One of 6 Stars on W's February Cover
The actors who killed it this year get real in photographs by Juergen Teller.
Luke 1:39-45(46-55): The Other Side of the Tray
William E. Flippin, Jr.
Advocate for justice, ecumenist, grassroots organizer
And there is the key to Christmas joy. The little-known secret of Christmas is that our joy is full when we study and learn from Mary as servant, God as servant, Jesus as servant, and become servants ourselves. When we do, our joy will be full.
Best Makeup And Hairstyling Oscar Shortlist Includes 'American Hustle' But Not 'Lee Daniels' The Butler'
"American Hustle" "Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters" Recent winners in the category include "Les Misérables," "The Iron Lady
SAG Awards Shockers: Redford, 'Mr. Banks' & More
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Lenny Kravitz' Very Good Year, From 'The Butler' To 'Catching Fire'
There's been lots of talk about whether or not we're in a golden era for the presentation of black American stories in film
Forest Whitaker Turned Down Obama Role in 'My Name Is Khan'
In an interview with The Independent, Forest Whitaker said that he was once offered the chance to play Barack Obama on film
Hey, MPAA: Give
Author, film critic, filmmaker
It's a charming and moving little film, starring Dame Judi Dench and Steve Coogan. It tells the true story of an Irish woman who, as a teen, became pregnant and was forced into the Magdalene Sisters' care.
Chiwetel Ejiofor Weighs In On The 'Black Hollywood Renaissance' (VIDEO)
On Friday during an appearance on HuffPost Live, “12 Years A Slave” star Chiwetel Ejiofor shared his thoughts whether or
Thoughts on the Film
12 Years a Slave
12 Years a Slave
is a story of survival, mental and physical, it is a visualization and particularization of humanity: the brutalized and the brutalizers -- everyone different, all lost in a way, all astounded by their experience, all on a journey in and through American history.
Hollywood's 'Race Problem' Is Worse Than You Think
Senior Editor for Mobile and Innovations, The Huffington Post
In bleak situations, incremental improvements can be mistaken for evolution. So it goes with Hollywood's consistent inability to include actors of color.
Can Hollywood Push Movie Discussions Beyond Race?
Journalist, professor and Hult Prize winner
Even when asked, not all actors and directors at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) are engaging with reporters on questions about red carpet designer wear or what their shots are at getting an Oscar nod.
'The Obama Effect': Harvey Weinstein Explains Why More African-American Movies Are Being Made
In a new interview with TheWrap's Sharon Waxman, Weinstein describes "the Obama effect," tying the election of President
Ellen DeGeneres 'The Butler' Mashup Features Oprah Like Never Before (VIDEO)
In addition to critics and fans weighing in on the Weinstein Company’s Civil Rights-era drama, which has generated more than
Melissa Manchester's Bold New Beginning -- With a Little Help From Her 'Fanchesters'
Her first album debuted in 1973, and exactly 40 years later Melissa Manchester is still going strong, thanks in part to her fans, lovingly dubbed "Fanchesters" by the singer's daughter.
The 31 Best Performances Of The Summer
Summer of 2013 has come to its unofficial end, which means what better time than now to look back over the last four months
Cultural and Charitable Catch-Up: August 28, 2013
Writer Photographer Creator
SPARK also offers a closer look at the festival and its co-founders as they struggle - despite growing pains - to maintain
A N*gg*r Is a Black Person, Says Webster
Tanya Young Williams
Crisis Management Expert, University Lecturer, On-Air Legal An...
No matter how Merriam-Webster and other dictionaries define the N-word -- I have never and will never be a n*gg*r -- although I am very proud to be a black person.
Danny Strong On Reactions To 'The Butler' & The Regal Cinemas Theater Controversy
With "The Butler" continuing its theatrical run, HuffPost Entertainment spoke to Strong about reactions he's heard about
Danny Strong On Sarah Palin: 'Game Change' Was A 'Completely Fair' Portrayal (VIDEO)
Strong strikes again with another American political film "The Butler," directed by Lee Daniels. To hear more from Danny
Lee Daniels: 'I Can't Call A Race Card' On Hollywood
Check out Lee Daniels’ full interview with HuffPost Live HERE. “I can’t call the race card, necessarily. I think it’s about
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