Black Women Are Winning In Hollywood! Taraji P. Henson & Viola Davis For ELLE’s February 2016 ‘Women In TV’ Issue

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Taraji P. Henson & Viola Davis For ELLE's February 2016 'Women In TV' Issue 1

Taraji P. Henson (Empire), Viola Davis (How to Get Away with Murder),¬†Uzoamaka NwannekaUzoAduba (Orange is the New Black), Kerry Washington (Scandal), Gabrielle Union (Being Mary Jane) and Brandy Norwood (Zoe Ever After) are all currently starring on hit sitcoms, so it’s obviously that Black women are winning in Hollywood. After years of racism and gender¬†separation, it seems like Black women are finally getting opportunities in Hollywood. Over the past few years, Black women have been starring in¬†major roles on primetime and cable television.

The only thing that separates women of color from anyone else is opportunity,” Viola Davis said during her Emmy Award acceptance speech.

For its February 2016 issue, ELLE magazine is celebrating women in television.

Taraji P. Henson and Viola Davis¬†are two of the five cover stars for the publication’s sixth annual ‘Women in Television‘ issue. Aside from celebrating her new cover, Henson has another reason to celebrate. Last Sunday, she won a Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a Drama Television Series¬†for Empire.

It was very important to me that [Cookie Lyon] not be sassy and neck-rollin’ and eye-bulgin’ and attitude all the time. Everything she does is coming from a place of fighting for her family. That’s why she’s not a caricature,” says Henson in ELLE.

We’ve been fed a whole slew of lies about women.” By TV standards, “if you are anywhere above a size 2, you’re not having sex. You don’t have sexual thoughts. You may not even have a vagina. And if you’re of a certain age, you’re off the table,” says Davis in ELLE.

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