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Viola Davis made history during yesterday's 67th Emmy Awards, as the first black woman to take home the title of Outstanding Lead Actress in a drama series. But she didn't just take home the award for her role in How to Get Away With Murder, she delivered a tear-jerking, empowering speech that lifted up her community, which has been kept out of leading roles for too long.  "The only thing that separates women of color from anyone else, is opportunity. You cannot win an Emmy for roles that are simply not there."–Viola Davis Boom. Chills. Read More
Our lives were improved by watching Viola Davis and Taraji P. Henson star as Annalise Keating and Cookie Lyon on ABC’s How to Get Away With Murder and Fox’s Empire, respectively. And thankfully, the Emmy gods noticed, nominating both women for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series. But now, their badassery on these burgeoning primetime series isn’t merely impressive – it’s historic. Davis and Henson are the first black women to be nominated for the same Emmy category. Read More
Actor Viola Davis accepted the award for Best Actress in a New TV Series at the 41st annual People’s Choice Awards last night. In a bright pink-red, floor-length dress that complimented her skin and figure, she proclaimed to us with a confident and graceful smile that she does it for the fans, and she thanks us for our support. You’re so welcome, Davis – you’re an amazing actress. We didn’t have to do anything but check our DVRs feverishly for a new episode of How To Get Away with Murder, but, you know, it doesn’t hurt to be noticed. Read More
  Thanks to a shameful (but successful) week-long Netflix binge on three full seasons of “Scandal”- I have been classically conditioned to feel an amalgam of excitement and delight whenever encountered by the name “Shonda Rhimes.” So naturally, after stumbling upon the news that my girl Shonda has just booked a third ABC show starring none other than African-American female icon Viola Davis (who literally moved me to tears in “The Help”), I nearly had a heart palpitation. Read More
  We may think we know, but we have no idea. She was the most famous woman in the world and yet the world knew so little about her. Marilyn Monroe was so much more than the air-headed characters she portrayed; she was highly intelligent, passionate and driven, as well as an innovative leader for women in Hollywood. She bucked the system and made her career her own. Love Marilyn  takes her recently discovered writings and turns them into poignant glimpses into the complicated life of the star. Read More
  Daniel Barnz directs this narrative sister to the school-reform doc Waiting for Superman, starring Maggie Gyllenhaal and Viola Davis as two Pittsburgh mothers who want to fix their kids’ failing elementary school. Gyllenhaal plays an Erin Brockovich-like character with tattoos, heels, and an “I’m not an activist, I’m just a mom working two jobs” mentality. Her daughter is dyslexic, but neither her child’s tenured teacher nor the administration offer any help. Read More
Time has announced its 100 Most Influential People in the World, and we are proud to say, there are some BUSTy ladies on the list. Here, eight women from the ranks who are doing truly amazing things. For the full list, click over to Time.   Viola DavisIt has been quite the year for Ms. Davis. She was nominated for an Oscar for her role in The Help, and she has taken many opportunities along the way to discuss the kinds of roles that exist for women of color in Hollywood. Read More