On Tuesday, April 14, we will be ever so pleased by the unveiling of the 46th anniversary issue of Ebony’s Power 150: “The Most Influential Black Americans.” But look at the cover girls Taraji P. Henson and Viola Davis. They are stunning in their white gowns. It is obvious how talented they are, by the way they capture your fascination in this photo. Gorgeous, ladies!
Also, this year’s “Power Behind the Power” list turns the spotlight on the top Blacks in President Barack Obama’s administration. Just to name a few, Attorney General Eric Holder, Senior Adviser Valerie Jarrett, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice and White House social secretary Desirée Rogers are highlighted. (p. 64)actresses
Viola & Taraji: Life Beyond the Oscars Find out what Tyler Perry, Meryl Streep and Whoopi Goldberg say about these talented
Academy Award-nominees Viola Davis and Taraji P. Henson have both proven that when you know your worth, no one can take it from you. At the 81st annual Oscar ceremony, the two found themselves waiting to win the same award for best supporting actress. While the audience applauded for winner Penelope Cruz, they both shared in a symbolic moment that still remains dear. “We looked right at each other, we connected,” says Henson. “We had to have that moment, just for each other, to let each other know, ‘You know what? It’s still all good.’”
In an exclusive photo shoot for Ebony magazine’s May issue, Davis and Henson candidly talk about the challenges that continue to face Black actresses in Hollywood. “Black directors really don’t offer me movies,” says Davis, who takes no offense to this. “Most of the work I do is really in predominantly White films. That’s just how it works.” (p. 80)