Alfre Woodard is coming out the gate in 2019 so strong. Riding high off her critically acclaimed performance in the independent film “Clemency,” the 66-year-old actress is showing a softer side in a new flick from Netflix. As most romance films de-center the stories Black women across the board in general, Netflix’s upcoming movie Juanita seems to […]

Netflix says it briefly reconsidered premiering a new commercial featuring 47 of its black creators and talent during the BET Awards Sunday night, because it came two days after the streaming service fired its public relations chief Jonathan Friedland for using the N-word. The streaming service says its new “Strong Black Lead” commercial – promoting a new […]

In the emotional interview with “People,” the “Luke Cage” actress breaks down in tears about state violence and applauds Colin Kaepernick.   Award-winning actress Alfre Woodard isn’t one to keep quiet about racism and police violence in America. In a recent interview with People, the “Luke Cage” star shared her concerns about her own son’s safety and […]

  NBC is going to try its hand at a Washington D.C. drama headed up by a Black woman. It worked for “Scandal;” why not…

  One thing you don’t do as a person in the media is mess up somebody’s name. Trust me, I’ve done it and damn near have had a ransom put on my head for the simple slip of the tongue. Luxury fashion house Armani recently learned that lesson when they got Alfre Woodard‘s name all […]

  *Alfre Woodard’s character in “12 Years a Slave” is brief (one scene), but unforgettable. The veteran actress plays Mistress Harriet Shaw, a formerly enslaved woman who rises through the Southern caste system to become the wife of a wealthy plantation owner. “She is a woman who, like all women during this period, whether they […]

    Nominees for the 3rd Annual Critics’ Choice Television Awards have recently been named and Angela Bassett and Alfre Woodward made the star-studded list. For her role as Coretta in the Lifetime hit Betty & Coretta, Angela Bassett is nominated for Best Actress In A Movie or Mini-series. Fellow Lifetime star, Alfre Woodard, could potentially take home the […] If you loved the original 1989 version of “Steel Magnolias” with Shirley McLaine and Julia Roberts, you should catch the all-Black remake this weekend on Lifetime. Queen Latifah, Jill Scott, Phylicia Rashad and Alfre Woodward take their stab at remaking a classic film. Ava Duvernay’s poignant “I Will Follow” is on BET, in case […]

Actress Alfre Woodard joined Rep. Mel Watt, state Sen. Malcolm Graham and Johnson C. Smith University president Ron Carter to announce youth summit at JCSU…

*Queen Latifah has just been added to the star-studded cast of Lifetime’s all-black remake of “Steel Magnolias.” She’ll play M’Lynn, the character portrayed by Sally Field in the 1989 feature film of the same name. Condola Rashad will play her diabetes-stricken daughter, Shelby, played previously by Julia Roberts, and Rashad’s mother Phylicia will take on the role of Clairee, portrayed by Olympia Dukakis. Alfre Woodard will portray the irascible Ouiser, in Shirley MacLaine’s former role, Jill Scott will fill Dolly Parton’s shoes as understanding hairdresser Truvy, and “Pariah” breakout Adepero Oduye will play insecure newcomer Annelle, made famous by Daryl Hannah.