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Her's Day Thursday

Today’s HDT gal is actually one of my personal faves: Hattie McDaniel.

The name may not ring a bell, but the face surely will. 474 more words


Managed to largely ignore the Oscars again this year. My overall take on the awards is that they can pretty much be guaranteed to go to the wrong people for the wrong films. 779 more words


Black Glory at Oscars

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Seventy-five years ago actress Hattie McDaniel made history by becoming the first African-American woman to win an Oscar for her role as Mammy in… 301 more words

Black History

Anatomy of a Failed Piece of Writing (Mine).

I didn’t have plans to talk about the Oscars this year — especially not in print. This year, they are not ours to lose. There is, of course, no nomination for the l… 1,378 more words


What's Happening In Hip-Pop: "Scandal" Has Everyone Wondering "Who Is Stephen?," Regina George's Booty-Shaking Sister Is All Grown Up, & More

It’s no secret that Hattie McDaniel, the first African-American woman to win an Oscar, broke boundaries in the industry.

But it turns out her mere presence at the 1940 ceremony was a stride unto itself. 745 more words


Hattie McDaniel: Black History Month Feature

On February 29, 1940, Hattie McDaniel became the first African American to win an Academy Award. McDaniel was born on June 10, 1895 and was the youngest of 13 children. 307 more words


Mo'Nique Says She Was 'Blackballed' After Oscar Win

Five years after her Oscar win as Best Supporting Actress for Precious, Mo’Nique has been less visible than ever before. Once a standup comedian and actress who appeared in several film before her Oscar win and hosted a BET talk show, … 759 more words

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