Anika Noni Rose

Disney Cops a Plea After Anika Noni Rose Gets the Strap

By: Leslie Monet What goes down in the DM’s doesn’t always stay there and this time it’s for the greater good. The first ever black Disney princess, played by none other than Tony-Award winner Anika Noni Rose, bore the burden of protecting the blackness her character so beautifully depicted in the classic animation feature, The […]

Jay Ellis, Larenz Tate and More on BET’s ABFF Honors Gold Carpet

The American Black Film Festival, ABFF, premieres tonight on BET Network at 8:00pm ET/7:00pm CT. The annual event will honor actor and director Denzel Washington with the “Hollywood Legacy Award,” rapper turned actress Queen Latifah with the “Entertainment Icon Award,” writer, producer and actress Issa Rae with the “Rising Star Award,” film director and producer F. Gary Gray with the “Excellence in the […]

Anika Noni Rose set to Produce and Star in Shirley Chisholm Film

After her outstanding performance as Kizzy Kinte in A&E Network‘s Roots remake, Anika Noni Rose is now the producer and star in a movie about Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm. Viola Davis, who is well known for her starring role in How To Get Away With Murder, was the original actress scheduled to star in the film when it […]

ROOTS Premieres Tonight, Stars T.I.

The remake of the classic 1977 miniseries, Roots, is scheduled to premiere tonight [Monday, May 30] on the History Channel. Starring Malachi Kirby, Anika Noni Rose, Laurence Fishburne, and Forest Whitaker, the reboot also features T.I., who is reuniting with producer Will Packer, plays “Cyrus.” “Cyrus,” a slave fighting for freedom in the Union Army, was initially a no go for […]