The Oscars Snubs That Still Don’t Sit Well With Us
From ‘The Harder They Fall’ to ‘Respect', here are five films we felt deserved an Oscar nomination this year.
53rd NAACP Image AwardsJennifer Hudson Cements Her Icon Status After Accepting 2022 NAACP Entertainer Of The Year Award
She won her role as Aretha Franklin in "RESPECT."
Jennifer Hudson Defends 'Cats' Film: “It Is Something I Am Still Very Proud Of'
Hudson is now addressing the criticism the film received.
INTERVIEW: Audra McDonald Explains What She Did To Connect To Aretha Franklin's Mother In ‘Respect’
Barbara Franklin died when Aretha was only 10 years old.
INTERVIEW: Comedian Marlon Wayans Flexes His Dramatic Acting Chops In ‘RESPECT’
Wayans showcases a different side of his talents.
Audra McDonald Explains How She Unpacked Playing Aretha Franklin's Mother in ‘Respect’
She had little to go on about the unknown Barbara Franklin.
Marlon Wayans Taps Into Toxic Masculinity For Dramatic Role In Aretha Franklin Biopic ‘Respect’
He plays Franklin’s ex-husband and manager Ted White.
INTERVIEW: Jennifer Hudson Shares Details About Her Greatest Challenge Playing Aretha Franklin In ‘RESPECT’
"RESPECT" opens only in theaters on Aug. 13.
Jennifer Hudson Reveals The Hardest Parts About Playing Her Idol Aretha Franklin In ‘Respect’
The Queen of Soul handpicked Hudson for this role herself.
Commentary: Essence Hires a White Male Managing Editor? Hmm…
What’s going on with Essence and its hiring?