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Get to Know Hollywood's Highest-Paid Black Actresses

Black Hollywood actresses have been making waves in the entertainment industry for decades. This was a notable year for many Black women entertainers — both veterans and those new in the game. Though oftentimes their contribution to the culture is not reflected in their salaries. For example, Viola Davis was the only Black woman featured on Forbes’ list of the Top 10 highest-paid actresses of 2020. Davis earned $15.5 million thanks to her legendary performance in the role of Annalise Keating in the show “ How to Get Away With Murder” and “ Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” on Netflix. Despite this, Black actresses have been able to break through glass ceilings in the face of a global pandemic and continue to build impressive discographies and net worths. Check out some of the most popular Black actresses along with their net worths below. 1. Kerry Washington ($50 million) Photo Credit: Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for AFI) According to Forbes, Kerry Washington was the only Black woman to...

Abriana Walton

Dec 10, 2020

Film Academy Welcomes New Members With 36 Percent Being People of Color

Hollywood’s most exclusive club — the Film Academy — is aiming to expand its network of members by adding some new faces to the bunch. On Tuesday, the Film Academy announced that they’ve invited 819 new members of the global film community to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. This new push for more diversity began in the wake of the controversial #OscarsSoWhite campaign back in 2016. The hashtag changed the oral history of the Oscars, pointing out the entrenched racial disparities. Today, the Film Academy stands at having a total membership of 9,412, with 45 percent being women and 36 percent people of color. Plus, 49 percent are people based outside of the U.S., Variety reports . “The Academy is delighted to welcome these distinguished fellow travelers in the motion picture arts and sciences,” Academy president, David Rubin, said in a statement reported by The Hollywood Reporter . “We have always embraced extraordinary talent that reflects the rich variety of...

Njera Perkins

Jul 1, 2020