Tag Archives: Viola Davis

Monday Open Thread | Black Excellence at the Oscars

The Oscars just happened…and there was some Black Magic.   Mahershala Ali won Best Supporting Actor for his role in Moonlight.   Viola Davis won Best Supporting Actress for her role in Fences. @THR Viola Davis: “I became an artist … Continue reading

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Wednesday Open Thread | 2017 Oscar Nominated: Fences

Fences, based on August Wilson’s play, and directed by Denzel Washington, is up for 4 Academy Awards: Best Picture Best Actor: Denzel Washington Best Supporting Actress: Viola Davis Best Writing Adapted Screenplay: August Wilson

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Wednesday Open Thread: It’s All Related, Part 2

The second movie that I hope you will see this Holiday Season is the big screen adaptation of the August Wilson play Fences, starring Denzel  Washington and Viola Davis. August Wilson was instrumental in bringing the Black experience, in all … Continue reading

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Tuesday Open Thread

Today’s performance Cece Winans for Ms. Cicely Tyson

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Monday Open Thread |Black Women on Television: Shonda Rhimes, Kerry Washington, Viola Davis

You can’t talk about Black Women in Television in 2015 without talking about Shonda Rhimes, Kerry Washington, and Viola Davis. Rhimes, through her typewriter, has brought forth many interesting characters none moreso than Olivia Pope and Annalise Keating. Olivia and … Continue reading

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Monday Open Thread | Viola Davis Makes History With Best Actress Win

On Sunday night, Viola Davis made history. The “How to Get Away with Murder” star became the first African-American woman to win an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series. “Let me tell you something: the only thing … Continue reading

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Saturday Open Thread | Tribute to James Brown the “Godfather of SOUL”

Happy Saturday, Everyone! today’s post is a tribute to The Godfather of SOUL, Mr. James Brown. Mr. Brown was LARGER than LIFE. If you’ve seen the movie which hit theaters Friday, August 1, we’d love to read your comments on … Continue reading

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Professor Melissa Harris Perry Nails “The Help” | Miss Ann Really Had It MADE, The Help, Not so much…

“INCOHERENTLY ANGRY”  Is how Prof.  Harris-Perry described her feelings after veiwing this movie.  I haven’t seen the movie, and don’t plan to see it. If anyone is interested, here’s another story to check out: Professors writing book on history of … Continue reading

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