The Help

Domestic Workers Use Oscar Buzz Around 'The Help' to Create Change

The film isn’t perfect, to be sure, but it offers a strategic opening to organizers fighting for domestic workers’ rights. And they’ve been smart enough to exploit it.

Viola Davis Says Her Mother Has Not Seen 'The Help'

“My mother has yet to see the movie… I think it’s just because – I think it’s painful. You have a whole generation of women who don’t want to be reminded of the past,” Davis said.

Next Stop for 'The Help' Broadway? [Video]

A parado musical with clips from the ‘The Help.’

Viola Davis Goes With Her Natural Hair for LA Times Mag

Viola Davis like you’ve never seen her before.

Viola Davis' SAG Speech Shouts Out Segue Institute's 91% Latino Student Body [Video]

When Viola Davis won a SAG Award for Outstanding Female Actress in a leading role Sunday night her acceptance speech included a special note for the students at Segue Institute of Learning in Central Falls, Rhode Island.

'The Help' Sweeps SAG Awards, Octavia Spencer Clear Frontrunner for Oscars

“The Help” took three of the top honors at the Screen Actors Guild Awards Sunday night, turning it into the movie everyone else has to beat as the Oscar awards approach next month.

Artist Reimagines 'The Help' Poster: 'White People Solve Racism'

British movie review site has taken the advertising for ‘The Help’ to a whole new level.

Viola Davis Tells Charlize Theron She Doesn't Know What She's Talking About

During Newsweek’s Oscar roundtable, Viola Davis tried to speak about the difficulties of being a black actress in Hollywood–but a well-intentioned reply from Theron was just another example of the problem.

Calif. Domestic Workers Celebrate Oscar Nod for "The Help"

Just before 6am this morning more than 500 domestic workers and children were in buses from around the state of California to march for domestic workers rights at the State Capitol in Sacramento when they learned about the Oscar nominations for ‘The Help.’

Caller Confuses Sherri Shepherd and Yvette Nicole Brown for Octavia Spencer On Live TV [Video]

Yvette Nicole Brown and Sherri Shepherd of the “The View” say they get confused for Octavia Spencer all the time. Now there’s proof.

Romney Celebrated For Giving Unemployed Black Woman $50 and Cleaning Job [Video]

While Romney was campaigning in South Carolina on Saturday he handed an African-American woman $50.

Pictures of Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer in W's Best Performance Issue

Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer made in to W Magazine’s best performance issue that highlights twenty of “this years brightest stars.”

The Association of Black Women Historians Says 'The Help' is Distorted

According to the historians about the only thing that’s true in the film is that working black women in the South often labored as domestic servants in white homes.

Octavia Spencer Wins Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress [Video]

Spencer thanked the Hollywood Foreign press for recognizing “domestics in this country, now and then” during her acceptance speech.

Viola Davis is This Year's Frontrunner for Best Actress (The Help)

Regardless of how you feel about ‘The Help,’ you gotta give it to Viola Davis for not being afraid to talk about race.

"The Help" Gets Five Golden Globe Nominations

Looks like “The Help” will make it’s way to the Oscars too.

'The Help' Today Still Don't Have Rights, Actually

Fifty years after the Jim Crow era in which this much-discussed film is set, the largely immigrant women taking care of rich people’s families remain ignored by most labor protections.