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Things We Saw Today: Sara Benincasa Offers Cash Prize to Any Journalist Who Asks Trump About Wakanda

Writer Sara Benincasa is offering $300 of her own money to any journalist who asks Trump during a press conference a serious question about Wakanda.

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Where Did the Black Action Heroine Go?

Who has inherited the legacy of Pam Grier?

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Proud Mary Stars One of Television’s Biggest Stars, yet Sony Isn’t Promoting It

Have you heard about the movie Proud Mary? Do you know when it's coming out? Do know what it is rated? If not, you aren't the only one.

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Taraji P. Henson Set to Erase the Memory of Mel Gibson by Starring In What Men Want

I am here for anything Taraji P. Henson-related, but I have to admit when I first heard that she was set to star in What Men Want, a Paramount remake of the Nancy Meyers rom-com What Women Want starring sexist notorious scumbag racist Mel Gibson, my first instinct was to get hugely annoyed.

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Hit Woman Taraji P. Henson Does Not Mess Around In Proud Mary Trailer

Taraji P. Henson is a badass assassin in the first trailer for Proud Mary, directed by London Has Fallen filmmaker Babak Najafi

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Lin-Manuel Miranda, Gillian Anderson, Lynda Carter and Other Faves Getting a Hollywood Walk of Fame Star

The Hollywood Walk of Fame announced their additions for 2018 yesterday, and it includes many of our favorite actors and performers for whom acknowledgement is long overdue.

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Things We Saw Today: Paul Ryan and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Pint

"Raise a glass to freedom. I guess." --Paul Ryan, probably

Happy St. Patrick's Day! Your day is already better than Paul Ryan's. The U.S. House Speaker and chaotic evil gnome hoisted what is being called "the worst pint of Guinness imaginable" at the Friends of Ireland luncheon and all of Ireland promptly lost its mind. The Irish have strong opinions about a good pull of Guinness and this was...not that.

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Taraji P. Henson On the Math of Hidden Figures and Trying to Keep Her Cool Around the Obamas

Taraji P. Henson discusses the intense amount of memorization that came with portraying mathematics genius Katherine Johnson.

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[VIDEO] Prominent Women of Color in STEM Discuss the Black Girl Magic of Hidden Figures

Hidden Figures tells the real-life story of mathematician Katherine Johnson and her colleagues Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson who helped launch astronaut John Glenn into space.

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Things We Saw Today: NASA’s Peggy Whitson Became the Oldest Female Astronaut

This past weekend, NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson set an unusual record: at age 56, she's the oldest woman in space.

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Taraji P. Henson Describes Being Paid “Sofa Change,” Charged Her Own Location Fees on Benjamin Button

Vulture shared a passage from her new memoir, Around the Way Girl, where Henson reveals that when negotiating salaries she not only received significantly less but also had to pay her own locations fees--three months of hotel expenses.

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Janelle Monáe, Taraji P. Henson to Star in Movie About the African-American Women Behind the Space Race

To the moon!

Last summer development was announced on an adaptation of Margot Lee Shetterly’s Hidden Figures: The Story of the African-American Women Behind the Space Race, her book about African-American NASA engineers Katherine Johnson, Mary Jackson, Dorothy Vaughan, Kathryn Peddrew, Sue Wilder, Eunice Smith and Barbara Holley.

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Oscar Isaac, Emily Blunt, Taraji P. Henson & More Read Mean Tweets About Themselves on Jimmy Kimmel

"I have no idea who Cristoph Waltz is. But he's pretty boring."

Last night, celebrities partook in the cathartic ritual of reading mean tweets about themselves on Jimmy Kimmel Live.

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Apple Music’s Jimmy Iovine Apologizes for Patronizing Comments About Women

I can't think of a direct equivalent to the Bechdel-Wallace Test in music, but if we have one, Apple Music's Jimmy Iovine might have failed it during his This Morning appearance on CBS with Mary J. Blige yesterday.

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EMMYS 2015: Women of Color Killing It

"The only thing that separates women of color from anybody else is opportunity." - Viola Davis

Women of color have been killing it during this year's Emmys, and one of them was just crowned the queen of the drama category.

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