Actress Kerry Washington, star of ABC's new drama, "Scandal," is on a career upsurge. Photo Credit:ABC/DANNY FELD
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Kerry Washington’s Climb to Superstardom

Pasadena, CA-Kerry Washington is doing big things. The past decade has seen Washington grow and solidified herself as one of the busiest and best young actresses in Hollywood today. She is one of the hottest and more gifted thespians on the scene. Her impressive body of work includes head-turning roles in “Ray,” “For Colored Girls,” […]

Actress Phylicia Rashad directs Lorraine Hansberry's "A Raisin in the Sun" at the Ebony Repertory Theatre in Los Angeles, California./Photo Credit: Kovac Photography

Phylicia Rashad Discusses Latest “A Raisin in the Sun” Run

By Dennis J. Freeman As an accomplished actress, Phylicia Rashad’s career is rich in depth and accolades. She recently starred in Tyler Perry’s “For Colored Girls,” drawing rave reviews for her work in the film. The always stately and elegantly beautiful Rashad is perhaps best known as attorney Claire Huxtable on the award-winning “Cosby Show.” […]

(L-R) President of the NAACP, Ben Jealous is joined with his wife Lia Epperson, Alma Powell and Colin Powell at the 42nd NAACP Images Awards in Los Angeles on Friday March 4, 2011./AP Photo/Earl GibsonIII

Stars Say NAACP Remain a Major Force for Equality

By Dennis J. Freeman Los Angeles-The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is the nation’s oldest civil rights organization. Throughout its storied history, the NAACP has taken on structural racism and the Ku Klux Klan, battled Jim Crow segregation, fought against discrimination in education and in the workplace and marched for freedom. […]

Actress Halle Berry won a NAACP Image Award for her role in "Frankie & Alice."/Photo Credit: Dennis J. Freeman
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Halle Berry Brings Excitement to NAACP Image Awards

By Dennis J. Freeman Los Angeles-It is still okay to be black. Amid the backdrop of the celebratory and festive mood of the 42nd NAACP Image Awards, which saw Oscar winner Halle Berry make a stunning appearance in a navel-revealing dress and a surprise visit by Prince, a subtle message was sent out to the […]

Loretta Devine, who stars in Tyler Perry's "For Colored Girls," has been a longtime force in Hollywood./Credit: Lionsgate
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“For Colored Girls” Star Loretta Devine Makes it Look Easy

By Dennis J. Freeman Loretta Devine is an actress for all seasons. She defined the diva role in the Broadway smash play, Dreamgirls. She made us breathe with a purpose in Waiting to Exhale. Now she’s making us think about our love choices in Tyler Perry’s For Colored Girls. Based on Ntozake Shange’s Tony Award-nominated […]