Viola Davis’s Emmy Acceptance Speech (Unapologetically) Centers Black Womanhood

Viola Davis won the Emmy Award for Best Actress in a Drama Series. She’s the first Black women to win in over 67 years. Her speech was chilling in its Black Love. She was bold, unapologetic, and loving — traits that are hard to come by in the white cookie cutter paradigm that is Hollywood. Kerry Washington shed some tears. Tara P.  Henson showed love passionately. Quoting Harriet Tubman, Viola Davis shined bright in the light of ancestry.

Required watching for the human race.

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Arielle Newton, Founder/Editor-in-Chief. Get at me @arielle_newton. Get at us @BlkMillennials.

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5 responses to “Viola Davis’s Emmy Acceptance Speech (Unapologetically) Centers Black Womanhood

  1. I am so happy for Ms. Davis for receiving an Emmy – she truly deserved it. With that being said, why do we want so badly to be recognized on these award shows that cater to white audiences? Why can’t we create roles for ourselves? Fund our own projects? Found our own award ceremonies? We always touch on the fact that programs like the Oscars or Grammys lack so much in diversity, but so what? That just proves even more that we need to do for ourselves.

    http://maniacalmarie.com/dear-black-people-stop-begging-for-acceptance/

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