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It’s been several months since Lupita Nyong’o accepted her Oscar for her work in 12 Years A Slave. Many breakthrough stars, including actresses like Nyong’o and Quvenzhané Wallis, were pretty much unknown and underrated before catching their big break. But they are not alone. From the big screen to the small screen, the following women…

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Story by Stereo Williams Images by DeWayne Rogers The television landscape is ever-shifting, and in recent years there has been a resurgence of scripted shows targeting African American audiences. There has also been a rising number of African American stars on other scripted shows — even if those shows aren’t necessarily “black” in the traditional…

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For years, Rutina Wesley’s “True Blood” character Tara Thornton has had terrible luck when it comes to love. Now, it seems like life is imitating art as Wesley recently filed for divorce from her husband of eight years, fellow actor Jacob Fishel. According to People and TMZ, the divorce papers were filed in Los Angeles…

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There are vampires in the midst. Beyoncé can tell you it’s true. They’re those who will suck your blood and attempt to use you. People have arguments each and every day, often with loved ones: father, mother, sister or brother. The bloodsuckers in the black community, how do we identify them today? Do we understand…

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Hollywood may still have barriers to tear down when it comes to gay, bisexual and transgender actors, but many straight actors have played gay parts on camera and won acclaim for their portrayals of the lives of LGBT characters. Check out our list of actors who have played gay characters below. –nicholas robinson  

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