A discussion: Will Black Actresses Ever Catch Up?

Kerry Washing, Issa Rae are winning, but what about other Black Women in Hollywood?

It was a big deal when Kerry Washington was revealed as the cover girl for Vanity Fair’s August issue. An actress who’s been around for more than a decade and who has finally hit big as the star of the hit ABC political drama Scandal, she is the first black woman who’s not Beyoncé to pose solo on the front of the mag since 1993.* And since this is the publication whose annual Hollywood issues tout the “next big things” and the A-list elite, the significance of this (along with her Elle cover in June) cannot be overstated.

Interesting question…

One thought on “A discussion: Will Black Actresses Ever Catch Up?

  1. The optimist in me would love to say yes, but then again it has been years of struggle just for the few milestones that exist. I like Kerry Washington and feel like she stands for equality and speaks out about other social issues that affect minorities. I think it is going to take the younger generation of Black Actresses like Washington to bring forth the new movement for equality in Hollywood.

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