Black Actors

Sidney Poitier celebrated his 90th birthday last Monday, February 20th, making him the oldest-living winner of the Best Actor Oscar Award. Now retired from acting, Poitier has earned a number of honors and accolades over the course of his praise-worthy career. Born in 1927, Poitier’s farmer parents lived in the Bahamas but traveled to Miami […]

Nelson Mandela has been cemented in the annals of history by way of his rise to power from an anti-apartheid activist to becoming South Africa’s first Black president. The universally known tale of the late global icon will get a fresh look with BET’s airing of a three-part mini-series titled after Mandela’s tribal name, Madiba. […]

Looks like they’ve come to the end of the road. Cuba Gooding, Jr. and his wife, Sara Kapfer, have been legally separated since 1994, but apparently, any hopes for reconciliation are over, as Gooding, Jr. has filed for divorce. People.com reports: The filing comes nearly three years after Kapfer filed for legal separation from Gooding Jr. […]

If you follow Nick Cannon on social media, you may want to send him some encouraging messages. Cannon is spending the holidays in a California hospital after a lupus flareup. People.com reports:  “For all who have been trying to contact me the last few days this is where I’ve been,” he wrote to his fans. […]

A few weeks ago, it was rumored that Mariah Carey’s baby daddy had another baby on the way. Turns out, that’s true. Nick Cannon admitted during a radio interview that he is indeed having baby #3 with on-again, off-again lover Brittany Bell a former Miss Arizona U.S.A. People.com reports:  “I’ve got a baby on the […]

Dumezweni isn't a well-known name in the U.S., but the Swaziland-born actress has gained critical acclaim by winning the Olivier Award for her role in A Raisin In The Sun. The award is Britain's equivalent to the Tonys.

Sanaa Lathan gave her candid opinions about the way Black actors are regarded in Hollywood.

So this happened. Just days after Deadline.com’s Nellie Andreeva posted a piece that seemed to attribute the number of Black actors snagging roles in Hollywood…