Conversation with . . . Ruby Dee

22 02 2008

This Sunday night, Ruby Dee will be in contention for her first Oscar in her storied career. With a whirlwind of pre-show activities and events, the matriarch of Black film actors sat down for a quick Q&A. Read the rest of this entry »


The O-Unit Welcomes “Dee”-lightful Ruby!

23 01 2008

Yesterday, the nominations for the 80th Annual Academy Awards were announced and for the first time in several years there was only one African-American among the major acting categories – and it was not a big problem. Read the rest of this entry »

“Legend,” Dee and Latifah Receive SAG Noms

21 12 2007

Will Smith can finally breath a sigh of relief – somebody other than movie fans finally acknowledged “I Am Legend.” The film received a nomination from the Screen Actors Guild Awards (SAG), which will be televised on TNT and TBS, January 27. Read the rest of this entry »

Movies That Matter | Part 1

2 02 2007

As we begin the celebration of Black History Month, five African-American and African actors were nominated for the industry’s highest honor, the Academy Awards. Over the month of February, I’ll spotlight ten films that were groundbreaking and historically significant to African Americans. These are the first of this two-part series. Read the rest of this entry »