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Viola Davis Stands Up for Black Women in Speech

"I was tired of seeing movies without me in it and I don't mean me—Viola—I mean, me, as a Black woman."

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After winning a leadership award this week, Viola Davis used her time on stage to speak her mind, and she brought her A game. Not often are Black women given a platform. We usually take it, or create it for ourselves and for others. A video clip of her speech is going viral with more than 500,000 views.

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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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Oscars: 'Moonlight' Shines Amid Blue Ribbons

During Hollywood's biggest night the film "Moonlight" triumphed, Trump's policies were shunned and many celebrities wore blue ribbons to support the ACLU.

Tarell Alvin McCraney (L) and Barry Jenkins (R) of "Moonlight" hold their Oscars for Best Adapted Screenplay. / REUTERS

The 89th Academy Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday night had memorable moments, such as former NASA scientist Katherine Johnson taking the stage, and the film "Moonlight," a coming of age story following the life of a Black boy, taking the top award.

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Channing Dungey Named ABC TV's First Black President Since Launching in the 1940s

"We will continue to be as diverse as we possibly can," says Dungey.

An executive shake-up resulted in Channing Dungey making history Feb. 17 when she was named entertainment president of ABC television network, which is owned by The Walt Disney Company (No. 34 on the 2015 DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity list).

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Viola Davis' Historic Win Advocates for Black Actresses

Actress Viola Davis talks diversity at the Primetime Emmy Awards.

Viola Davis at the 67th Annual Emmy Awards. Photo via YouTube.

By Sheryl Estrada

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

Actresses Viola Davis and Taraji P. Henson both earn 2015 Emmy award nominations for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series.

Actresses Viola Davis and Taraji P. Henson. Photos by Shutterstock.

By Sheryl Estrada

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Is That Kerry Washington on Cover of InStyle?

Fans of Kerry Washington have taken to social media to question whether her complexion was lightened for the March 2015 cover of 'InStyle' magazine.

By Sheryl Estrada

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Viola Davis Slams Hollywood's Lack of Diversity

Actress Viola Davis uses her acceptance speech at the Screen Actors Guild Awards to refute a New York Times critic and highlight the lack of diversity in Hollywood.

By Sheryl Estrada

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