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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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Aretha Franklin Embodies Black Female Empowerment

"Being a singer is a natural gift. It means I'm using to the highest degree possible the gift that God gave me to use. I'm happy with that."

Aretha Franklin's voice is world renowned. The pain, struggle and subsequent liberation behind it isn't as well known. As we come to terms with her imminent departure from the earthly realm, we will forever cherish one of the most beautiful voices known to man.

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Kanye West's guest appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Thursday night was nothing short of what people have come to expect from the self-proclaimed "provocative" rapper.

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​It Took 126 Years for Vogue to Hire a Black Photographer for Cover Photo

Because Beyoncé was given unprecedented control of her upcoming Vogue cover, Tyler Mitchell got the job.

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Anna Wintour, who has been editor-in-chief of Vogue since 1988, has never given control over the magazine's cover, and she's never hired a Black photographer for it.

Tyler Mitchell, 23, a New York University graduate and Instagram sensation, who has shot campaigns for Givenchy and Marc Jacobs, will shoot Beyoncé for the September issue.

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Whoopi Goldberg Goes Off On Fox News' Judge Jeanine Pirro, Boots Her From 'The View' Panel

Whoopi Goldberg was not for the games when it came to Jeanine Pirro's inflammatory comments on 'The View'

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Yesterday, Jeanine Pirro appeared on ABC's popular morning show "The View" to promote her new book, "Liars, Leakers, and Liberals: The Case Against the Anti-Trump Conspiracy."

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Gabrielle Union Talks About Colorism and the Beauty of 'Chocolate Sisters' ​

Union said that her stepsons "have to have somebody else tell them that a chocolate woman is attractive for them to believe it."

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Actress Gabrielle Union partnered with AT&T ( No. 3 on the DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity list) for its Dream In Black campaign during Essence Fest over the weekend to inspire Black people to dream big and live their wildest dreams. At the event, Union shared with the press that the topic of colorism has come up in her household and explained how she addressed it.

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‘This Is America’ Sounds A Lot Like ‘American Pharaoh’

It's so similar that charges of plagiarism have been suggested.

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Whether a person is a writer, an actor or a rapper, the work is a vital part of the craft. And proprietary. It's not just about getting a nod for it. It's about paying people when they "inspire" you and respecting other people's artistry. In the words of Erykah Badu, "I'm an artist and I'm sensitive about my sh*t!"

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