Phylicia Rashad nominated for her 6th Emmy Award

“The Cosby Show” did not make Phylicia Rashad a star. It revealed her. The screen legend continues to fortify her incomparable legacy by garnering her third consecutive Emmy Award nomination for her role in the hit drama series “This is Us.” In total, this is Rashad’s sixth Emmy nod. Rashad’s relationship with the Emmys began […]

‘Power’ star Naturi Naughton, others back Phylicia Rashad on Bill Cosby

Phylicia Rashad will not stand alone on an island, not if entertainers Naturi Naughton and Stephanie Mills have anything to do with it. Not long after Mills came to Rashad’s defense for celebrating the release of her former TV husband Bill Cosby from prison, “Power” star Naturi Naughton also announced that she has her idol’s […]

Bill Cosby lashes out at Howard University for reprimanding Phylicia Rashad

The Phylicia Rashad-Bill Cosby controversy refuses to die just yet. Cosby, 83, tore into Rashad’s new employer, Howard University, for publicly rebuking Rashad after she exuberantly celebrated the fallen funnyman’s release from prison on June 30, 2021, due to a technicality. Rashad, who was appointed dean of Howard’s College of Fine Arts in May 2021, […]

Phylicia Rashad offers ‘sincere apology’ to Howard University for supporting Cosby

Film and TV legend Phylicia Rashad has issued a “sincere apology” to Howard University students and families for publicly celebrating the release of her former TV husband, disgraced comedian Bill Cosby, from prison on Wednesday, June 30, 2021. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court vacated Cosby’s conviction on sexual assault due to a technicality but stopped short […]

Phylicia Rashad backtracks on support for Bill Cosby after backlash

Legendary actress Phylicia Rashad has clarified her position on her former TV show husband Bill Cosby after she took enormous heat for celebrating his release from prison. Rashad was on the receiving end of tremendous backlash from the public when she posted this tweet in support of her former co-star on “The Cosby Show” on […]

Phylicia Rashad bashed for celebrating Bill Cosby’s release from prison

As a growing crowd of angry protesters and supporters congregate near Bill Cosby’s home, his TV wife Phylicia Rashad is getting resoundingly bashed for celebrating the disgraced comedian’s release from prison. Cosby, as rolling out reported, had his conviction vacated by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Wednesday, June 30, 2021. “The Cosby Show” creator has […]

Phylicia Rashad returning to Broadway

With COVID-19 restrictions fading away, Phylicia Rashad is returning to Broadway in December and will star in Manhattan Theatre Club’s Skeleton Crew. Written by Dominique Morisseau and directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Skeleton Crew will begin previews on Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2021, with an opening night on Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2022, according to Deadline. According to […]

Howard University renames college after Chadwick Boseman

Howard University announced it will pay the ultimate homage to one of its megawatt alumnii as the school named a college after Academy Award-nominated actor Chadwick Boseman.  The flagship HBCU institution told the media on Wednesday, May 2021, its College of Fine Arts will now be decorated with the name of the transcendent star of […]

Phylicia Rashad named dean of Howard University

“The Cosby Show” matriarch Phylicia Rashad has been named a Dean of Howard University’s recently established College of Fine Arts. Rashad, an alumna of the Howard University, graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s in fine arts from the school in 1970. She was a theater and acting major and has taught acting courses at […]

Fans defend Phylicia Rashad after she’s trashed for ‘enabling’ Bill Cosby

Battle lines were drawn when a Twitter user trashed Phylicia Rashad for being honored on Mother’s Day. Rashad trended early Sunday, May 9, 2021, as a multitude of fans continues to exalt her as arguably the greatest TV mom of all time. The regal Rashad played the elegant wife Clair Huxtable on “The Cosby Show” […]

Spike Lee and Denzel Washington honor Chadwick Boseman in new Netflix doc

Netflix is honoring Chadwick Boseman today, August 17, with the release of the special documentary Chadwick Boseman: Portrait of an Artist. The limited-edition viewing will run for 30-days and is billed as an “intimate look” at the Black Panther star’s impact on Hollywood and features interviews with a few of his creative collaborators. In the […]

‘Twenty Pearls,’ the story of Alpha Kappa Alpha, reaffirms Black women’s power

An all-star cast is bringing “Black girl magic” to the screen with “Twenty Pearls: The Story of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc.,” which premieres Friday, March 26, 2021, exclusively on Comcast’s Black Experience on the Xfinity channel. “Twenty Pearls” examines the sorority’s history, starting with its founding by nine Black women enrolled at Howard University […]

Jamie Foxx movie ‘Soul’ bypasses theaters, coming to Disney+ on Christmas Day

Soul is being released on Disney+ on Christmas Day. The studio has confirmed plans to bring Pixar’s latest animated movie — which stars the likes of Jamie Foxx, Tina Fey and Phylicia Rashad — to its streaming platform over the festive period, rather than a global big-screen release. Disney CEO Bob Chapek said: “We are […]

Phylicia Rashad responds to people critical of ‘The Cosby Show’

“The Cosby Show” changed the face of the American television industry. Starring Bill Cosby and Phylicia Rashad as a married couple who raised their kids in Brooklyn, New York, while working as a doctor and lawyer, the show provided a progressive look at a Black family. However, Cosby’s conviction on sexual assault charges in 2018 […]

Phylicia Rashad says theater fuels her soul but don’t put her in a box

Although today’s youth didn’t grow up watching the TV program that brought her national acclaim, “The Cosby Show,” Phylicia Rashad‘s presence in television and film has had a lasting impact. The character she played for eight seasons on the NBC sitcom continues to shape African American women generations later, so much so that her name […]

Comedic actress Bresha Webb stuns audiences in dramatic role

Fans met actress Bresha Webb in 2010 as the outspoken, over-the-top, sista girl Imunique in UPN’s comedy series “Love That Girl!” With comedy veteran Martin Lawrence as executive producer and “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” darling Tatyana Ali leading the cast, the show was a great opportunity for an up-and-coming actress with formal triple-threat training in singing, […]

Legendary actress Cicely Tyson offers words of wisdom to young Black women

Cicely Tyson‘s name immediately commands immense respect and admiration. Black Hollywood’s undeniable matriarch turned 95 years old on Dec. 19, 2019, but unlike most nonagenarians, Tyson’s golden years are being spent preparing for a cross-country press run and finishing touches on a new series. She joins co-stars Phylicia Rashad, Crystal Fox and Bresha Webb for […]

Disney’s 1st Black-led animated film ‘Soul’ stars Jamie Foxx, Phylicia Rashad

The first-ever Disney Pixar animation film to feature a Black lead character is being powered by two Hollywood heavyweights with impeccable credentials. Academy Award-winner Jamie Foxx (Ray) and the reigning monarch of Black TV, Phylicia Rashad (“The Cosby Show”), will star in Soul, which delves into the life of a jazz-loving music teacher who pines […]