Taraji P. Henson

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Tyler Perry Gives Mic Drop-Worthy Speech on Black Power at BET Awards

The filmmaker shouted out the brilliance of Black women and creative ownership when he accepted the Ultimate Icon Award.

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On 'The Best of Enemies': Hollywood Must Stop Using Black People as Narrative Devices

Tambay Obenson writes that the film relegates Black people to “supporting roles in their own fight for freedom and recognition.”

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ICYMI: 9 Women of Color Accuse Hollywood 'Gatekeeper' of Sexual Harrassment

Manager Vincent Cirrincione, whose clients included Halle Berry and Taraji P. Henson, allegedly used his reputation for breaking famous Black actresses into a competitive industry to proposition and sexually harass them.

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Taraji P. Henson to Star in Emmett Till Film

Henson will produce “The Emmett Till Story” and star as the slain boy’s mother, Mamie Till.

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BET to Honor Excellence at 'Black Girls Rock!' Ceremony

Taraji P. Henson hosts the annual awards and concert special, whose 2017 honorees include Issa Rae and Maxine Waters.

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Taraji P. Henson Slays, Shoots and Saves in Explosive 'Proud Mary' Trailer

The Golden Globe-winning actress portrays an assassin who must protect a young boy after a botched hit in this action film with a predominantly Black cast.

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Shonda Rhimes, Lin-Manuel Miranda Awarded Hollywood Walk of Fame Stars

The Shondaland and “Hamilton” creators will join Taraji P. Henson, Mary J. Blige, Snoop Dogg and more in receiving stars in 2018.

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Black Thespian Excellence Shines at SAG Awards

The “Hidden Figures” cast, Viola Davis, Denzel Washington and Mahershala Ali dominated the film awards. 

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Black Women Dominate SAG Awards' Best Supporting Actress Nominations

It’s the first time since 2008 that women of color are a majority in that group.

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WATCH: Viola Davis Speaks Truth About the Marginalization of Black Film

The “Fences” star candidly addressed inclusion in film and television in at conversation with Tom Hanks for Variety’s “Actors on Actors” series.

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ICYMI: Taraji P. Henson Discusses How Hollywood Treats Black Actresses in New Memoir

“Around the Way Girl: A Memoir” hit bookshelves on Tuesday. In it, the acclaimed actress candidly discusses Hollywood’s undervaluing of Black performers.

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WATCH: 'Hidden Figures' Trailer Reveals NASA #BlackGirlMagic That Launched Man Into Space

Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monáe portray three of the Black female mathematicians and scientists who helped the USA catch up in the space race.

10 Times the Oscars Snubbed Black People

From Ava DuVernay to Forest Whitaker, here are just a few of the Black performers and creators that the Academy told, “Nah, we’ll go with a White person.” 

The Image Awards Were the Perfect Antidote to #OscarsSoWhite

From Michael B. Jordan to “The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution,” the awards show was peak Black excellence.

ICYMI: 3 Life-Getting Golden Globes Moments

Eva Longoria and America Ferrera openly clowned the awards for their racism, and winner Taraji P. Henson handed out actual cookies. Cookies.  

Taraji P. Henson Snubbed by SAG Awards, Gets Golden Globe Nomination

Check out other notable nominees of color in what’s otherwise shaping up to be a predominantly-white awards season.  

Lee Daniels Honored by the Family Equality Council

The “Empire” co-creator is also an openly gay father of two.

Taraji P. Henson to Host SNL

We’re sure there will be plenty of Cookie skits.

Taraji P. Henson's Big Year Just Keeps Getting Better

The Oscar-nominated actress got more big news this week.