the color purple

They always say that hind sight is 20/20, and in a recent interview Chaka Khan shared that Whoopi Goldberg may not have made it to the silver screen of the award winning iconic movie The Color Purple back in 1985 had Chaka Khan had only said yes to the legendary director Steven Spielberg. Can you imagine Chaka Khan as […]

A true entertainer’s dream is to see their name in light on Broadway because our greatest movies come from the stages of Broadway and it’s official that Fantasia dream has come true once again as she got the call that she will be playing the part of Miss Celie in ‘The Color Purple Musical Film. […]

Today is the anniversary of Prince‘s death and many people around the world are still mourning the icon’s untimely passing. In a week that is sure to be filled with purple-themed parties, we at Global Grind recall some of the best tributes following the passing of the GOAT — as well as the not so […]

The Tony Awards set the bar for diversity on Sunday evening as several actors and actresses of color were recognized for their work; a major difference from the #OscarsSoWhite controversy that ensued earlier this year. For the first time in the ceremony’s history, four musical acting awards were nabbed by Black actors. Broadway hit show […]

If you watched this year’s “Black Girls Rock” ceremony, then you got a taste of Brandy‘s new single, “Beggin & Pleadin”. The 37-year-old told Pitchfork that conveying the emotions of the track has been one of her greatest challenges as an artist. “I pulled it from the bottom of my core, and that was an experience […]


On February 22, 2015,  Oprah Winfrey may win an Academy Award for her role as a producer and co-star of the film Selma. This is…

  Jennifer Hudson is about to make her Broadway debut. The Academy-Award winning actress has been cast to play Shug Avery in the upcoming revival…

*Catching a ton of backlash after a radio interview surfaced today in which she calls Oprah Winfrey “a fat beeeatch” who “would’ve been a field n**ger” in the slave era, actress Rae Dawn Chong has posted a video in which she apologizes for the comments. However, she also insists that her words – said on […]

*Their characters famously fought in “The Color Purple,” with Squeak saying to Miss Sofia, “You just a big ol’ heifer!” before the latter knocked her under the juke joint. Now, Squeak actress Rae Dawn Chong is going hard after Oprah Winfrey personally, claiming she’s a self-centered fat “biotch” who would have been a “house n**ger” […]

We guess best-selling author Alice Walker held out as long as she could but now she’s finally agreed to e-book her novels! “The Color Purple,” a Pulitzer Prize winner in 1983 is finally coming out as an e-book, as are most of her other work. Open Road Integrated Media, the digital company co-founded two years […]

Nowhere has the depiction of black life been more diverse than in the world of cinema. Go to any video store, surf any video rental website and look at the wide selection of films in the African-American/Black films section. The variety is vast, so if you’re having trouble where to start, here are nine of […]

EXCLUSIVE: Oprah Winfrey Addresses Longtime Beef With Whoopi Goldberg During ‘Color Purple’ Reunion By Karu F. Daniels on Nov 12th 2010 4:22PM Filed under: Movies, Television, News, Celeb Updates, Video Comments (190) A couple of decades can go by, and it’s never too late to salvage a relationship and reunite with people you made history […]