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ESSENCE To Air Epic Annual Black Women In Hollywood Awards Virtually TONIGHT

COVID hasn’t completely robbed us of one of our favorite in-person events — ESSENCE is moving forward with their annual Black Women In Hollywood Awards TONIGHT virtually! Source: Randy Shropshire / Getty This year’s theme, “Mastering Our Stories,” focuses on the resiliency of Black women in Hollywood through the years. The previously announced honorees are: … Read moreESSENCE To Air Epic Annual Black Women In Hollywood Awards Virtually TONIGHT

Sneak Peek: Go Behind The Scenes Of Nat Geo’s New Limited Series “Genius: Aretha,” Starring Cynthia Erivo [VIDEO]

Source: Richard DuCree / National Geographic Cynthia Erivo got an Oscar nomination for her portrayal of Harriet Tubman in ‘Harriet’ last year, now she’s channeling another black queen, Aretha Franklin in National Geographic’s new limited series, “Genius: Aretha” and we’ve got a behind the scenes look at the upcoming project. Looks incredible. We’re definitely excited … Read moreSneak Peek: Go Behind The Scenes Of Nat Geo’s New Limited Series “Genius: Aretha,” Starring Cynthia Erivo [VIDEO]

‘Genius: Aretha’ Series Starring Cynthia Erivo Premiere Date Delayed due to Coronavirus Pandemic

(Photo by Leon Bennett/Stringer) The highly anticipated series has reportedly halted production. The premiere date of Genius: Aretha, the anthology series created to honor the life of Aretha Franklin has reportedly been delayed. The third installment has been affected as the nation has become shutting down amid the coronavirus pandemic.  According to Variety, the anthology … Read more‘Genius: Aretha’ Series Starring Cynthia Erivo Premiere Date Delayed due to Coronavirus Pandemic

Cynthia Erivo is The Queen of Soul in a New Teaser for National Geographic’s Upcoming ‘Genius: Aretha’ Series

Source: Youtube Premiering Memorial Day weekend on Nat Geo. National Geographic has unveiled the first teaser for the upcoming limited series, Genius: Aretha, starting Cynthia Erivo. WATCH: Jennifer Hudson Offers a Rousing Rendition Of “Respect” in Aretha Franklin Biopic Trailer The 30-second clip offers a glimpse at Erivo as the late Queen of Soul, charting … Read moreCynthia Erivo is The Queen of Soul in a New Teaser for National Geographic’s Upcoming ‘Genius: Aretha’ Series

Raphael Saadiq to Executive Produce Aretha Franklin Mini-Series on National Geographic

  Photo by Frank Hoensch/Redferns Cynthia Erivo will play the legendary singer. Aretha Franklin is the latest musical icon to get the silver screen treatment. On Wednesday, National Geographic announced an upcoming limited series Genius: Aretha. Raphael Saadiq will executive produce the show, while Terence Blanchard will provide the score. Cynthia Erivo will reportedly star as … Read moreRaphael Saadiq to Executive Produce Aretha Franklin Mini-Series on National Geographic

The Shading: Stephen King Cluelessly Criticizes Diversity, Black Hollywood Claps Back 

Source: Ulf Andersen / Contributor / Getty Stephen King Says Diversity Is A Non-Factor Another year, another #OscarsSoWhite debacle that has Hollywood divided between the woke and non-woke folks. Earlier this week, famous author, and beloved liberal, Stephen King decided to speak out against the role that diversity plays when voting for Academy Award nominees. … Read moreThe Shading: Stephen King Cluelessly Criticizes Diversity, Black Hollywood Claps Back 

Cynthia Erivo Reacts to Her 2020 Oscar Nominations: “I Wish I Was in More Diverse Company”

Photo Credit: David Crotty/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images If Erivo takes home an Oscar this year, she will officially be an EGOT winner. Cynthia Erivo has responded to her nominations for two Academy Awards for her role in Harriet.  READ: #OscarsSoWhite: Six POC-Led Films That Should Have Been Nominated Erivo’s depiction of the iconic figure … Read moreCynthia Erivo Reacts to Her 2020 Oscar Nominations: “I Wish I Was in More Diverse Company”

Cynthia Erivo’s ‘Harriet’ Oscar Nominations Could Lead To Her Being An EGOT Winner

Photo by Tasos Katopodis/WireImage And not just any EGOT winner, but the youngest EGOT winner. The 2020 Oscar nominations have been released, and among those nominated is Cynthia Erivo. The 33-year-old is nominated for best actress and best song for the film Harriet. The nominations are the first Erivo has earned, and if she receives either … Read moreCynthia Erivo’s ‘Harriet’ Oscar Nominations Could Lead To Her Being An EGOT Winner

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