Tag: Taraji P. Henson

‘Hidden Figures’ No. 1 at Box Office, Surpasses Expectations

“Hidden Figures” came in almost $2 million above expectations for its wide-release debut. The film has taken the top spot at the box office, slightly edging out “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.” “Hidden Figures” sold $22.8 million in ticket sales at North American theaters this past weekend. The Walt…

Steve Phillips Explains to Corporate Executives Why 'Brown is the New White'

Civil rights attorney Steve Phillips, author of the New York Times bestselling book “Brown Is the New White,”told some of the nation’s top thought leaders and corporate executives committed to diversity and inclusion that a “New American Majority” is “transforming all manners of modern society.” Phillips was the keynote speaker…

Viola Davis' Historic Win Advocates for Black Actresses

By Sheryl Estrada Viola Davis at the 67th Annual Emmy Awards. Photo via YouTube. Actress Viola Davis, who was nominated for an Academy Award in 2009, has been candid about the challenges women face in the industry including ageism and scrutiny over body image. For example, a study published in…

Viola Davis, Taraji P. Henson Make Emmy Award Nomination History

By Sheryl Estrada Actresses Viola Davis and Taraji P. Henson. Photos by Shutterstock. Viola Davis and Taraji P. Henson have made history in Hollywood. The 67th Primetime Emmy Awards nominations were announced Thursday, and it is the first time two black actressesearned an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in…