It’s no secret that Michael Jordan transformed Nike once he became one of the greatest to join forces with the sneaker giant in 1984. However, the two making history would’ve never occurred if not for the legendary basketball star’s mother.
Mar 20, 2023
Two decades ago, Viola Davis struck a chord with audiences for her brief portrayal of Eva May in the film “Antwone Fisher.”
Dec 22, 2022
Viola Davis may be one of the most successful actresses in the world today — but she didn’t always have it easy. In an exclusive interview with The Wall Street Journal — whom she sat down with to promote her new Showtime series, “The First Lady,” in which she plays Michelle Obama. T he actress revealed that her humble upbringings forced her to go to extremes to avoid going hungry. “I mean, her Hunger Free program for kids,” Viola Davis said to the outlet, referring to Michelle Obama’s advocacy for the passage of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act. ” I mention that because I was a kid who was hungry. I grew up in abject poverty. I dumpster-dived. I stole money for food. And I think Michelle Obama, coming from the South Side of Chicago, was very aware of [that kind of poverty].” First Lady Michelle Obama’s advocacy for the act resulted in her husband, President Barack Obama, signing the act into law in 2010. While Davis herself, couldn’t take advantage of the act when she was growing...
Apr 14, 2022
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...
Dec 10, 2020