"I was tired of seeing movies without me in it and I don't mean me—Viola—I mean, me, as a Black woman."
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.
Being Black in Hollywood often comes with a price and regret.
During Hollywood's biggest night the film "Moonlight" triumphed, Trump's policies were shunned and many celebrities wore blue ribbons to support the ACLU.
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.
"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).