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Viola Davis Regrets The Role She Played in 'The Help'

Being Black in Hollywood often comes with a price and regret.

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Brilliant thespian, Viola Davis, revealed that she has some regrets about one of her Oscar-nominated roles.

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R-E-S-P-E-C-T: Fans Pay Their Last to Aretha Franklin

"Aretha made a lot of women look at themselves differently and changed how a lot of men looked at women," said Franklin fan Alma Riley.

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(Reuters) — Aretha Franklin's body lay in repose on Tuesday while her soaring voice poured out from loudspeakers outside a Detroit museum, stirring fans to sway and sing along and others to weep as they lined up for a last glimpse of the Queen of Soul.

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Aretha Franklin Funeral Set for August 31 in Detroit

The funeral will take place following a two-day public viewing of her casket.

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(Reuters) — A funeral for the late recording star Aretha Franklin has been scheduled for Aug. 31 in Detroit, following a two-day public viewing of her casket, and her body will be entombed at a family gravesite, relatives announced on Friday through a publicist.

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Sources confirmed that Aretha Franklin passed away this morning at 8 a.m. at the age of 76.

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Hollywood Casts Asians in Asian Roles — First Time in 25 Years

But dark-skinned Asians are still largely absent from the film "Crazy Rich Asians." Still "whitewashing"?

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"Crazy, Rich Asians," a film that debuted Wednesday, is the first Hollywood production in over two decades that doesn't use white actors to portray Asian characters.

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Lena Waithe Explains Why She Decided to Cut Off Her Locs​

Waithe is no longer letting stereotypes stand in her way.

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For many Black women, hair is tied to identity. Award-winning screenwriter and actress Lena Waithe said queer stereotypes prevented her from cutting her hair, until now.

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