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Domestic Workers Use Oscar Buzz Around 'The Help' to Create Change

Domestic Workers Use Oscar Buzz Around ‘The Help’ to Create Change

by Rinku Sen on February 24 2012, 10:05AM

The film isn’t perfect, to be sure, but it offers a strategic opening to organizers fighting for domestic workers’ rights. And they’ve been smart enough to exploit it.

Topics: Oscars 2012, Movement, The Help

Viola Davis Says Her Mother Has Not Seen 'The Help'

Viola Davis Says Her Mother Has Not Seen ‘The Help’

by Jorge Rivas on February 16 2012, 10:30AM

“My mother has yet to see the movie… I think it’s just because — I think it’s painful. You have a whole generation of women who don’t want to be reminded of the past,” Davis said.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Next Stop for 'The Help' Broadway? [Video]

Next Stop for ‘The Help’ Broadway? [Video]

by Jorge Rivas on February 13 2012, 12:52PM

A parado musical with clips from the ‘The Help.’

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Viola Davis Goes With Her Natural Hair for LA Times Mag

Viola Davis Goes With Her Natural Hair for LA Times Mag

by Jorge Rivas on February 6 2012, 6:18PM

Viola Davis like you’ve never seen her before.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW, The Help

Viola Davis' SAG Speech Shouts Out Segue Institute's 91% Latino Student Body [Video]

Viola Davis’ SAG Speech Shouts Out Segue Institute’s 91% Latino Student Body [Video]

by Jorge Rivas on January 30 2012, 10:25AM

When Viola Davis won a SAG Award for Outstanding Female Actress in a leading role Sunday night her acceptance speech included a special note for the students at Segue Institute of Learning in Central Falls, Rhode Island.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW, The Help

'The Help' Sweeps SAG Awards, Octavia Spencer Clear Frontrunner for Oscars

‘The Help’ Sweeps SAG Awards, Octavia Spencer Clear Frontrunner for Oscars

by Jorge Rivas on January 30 2012, 9:50AM

“The Help” took three of the top honors at the Screen Actors Guild Awards Sunday night, turning it into the movie everyone else has to beat as the Oscar awards approach next month.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW, The Help

Artist Reimagines 'The Help' Poster: 'White People Solve Racism'

Artist Reimagines ‘The Help’ Poster: ‘White People Solve Racism’

by Jorge Rivas on January 25 2012, 3:20PM

British movie review site TheShiznit.co.uk has taken the advertising for ‘The Help’ to a whole new level.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW, The Help

Viola Davis Tells Charlize Theron She Doesn't Know What She's Talking About

Viola Davis Tells Charlize Theron She Doesn’t Know What She’s Talking About

by Jorge Rivas on January 25 2012, 10:56AM

During Newsweek’s Oscar roundtable, Viola Davis tried to speak about the difficulties of being a black actress in Hollywood—but a well-intentioned reply from Theron was just another example of the problem.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW, The Help

Calif. Domestic Workers Celebrate Oscar Nod for

Calif. Domestic Workers Celebrate Oscar Nod for “The Help”

by Jorge Rivas on January 24 2012, 5:45PM

Just before 6am this morning more than 500 domestic workers and children were in buses from around the state of California to march for domestic workers rights at the State Capitol in Sacramento when they learned about the Oscar nominations for ‘The Help.’

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Caller Confuses Sherri Shepherd and Yvette Nicole Brown for Octavia Spencer On Live TV [Video]

Caller Confuses Sherri Shepherd and Yvette Nicole Brown for Octavia Spencer On Live TV [Video]

by Jorge Rivas on January 23 2012, 1:33PM

Yvette Nicole Brown and Sherri Shepherd of the “The View” say they get confused for Octavia Spencer all the time. Now there’s proof.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Romney Celebrated For Giving Unemployed Black Woman $50 and Cleaning Job [Video]

by Jorge Rivas on January 18 2012, 2:58PM

While Romney was campaigning in South Carolina on Saturday he handed an African-American woman $50.

Topics: GOP Primary, /NOW

Pictures of Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer in W’s Best Performance Issue

by Jorge Rivas on January 17 2012, 5:51PM

Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer made in to W Magazine’s best performance issue that highlights twenty of “this years brightest stars.”

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

The Association of Black Women Historians Says 'The Help' is Distorted

The Association of Black Women Historians Says ‘The Help’ is Distorted

by Jorge Rivas on January 17 2012, 2:10PM

According to the historians about the only thing that’s true in the film is that working black women in the South often labored as domestic servants in white homes.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW, The Help

Octavia Spencer Wins Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress [Video]

by Jorge Rivas on January 15 2012, 9:53PM

Spencer thanked the Hollywood Foreign press for recognizing “domestics in this country, now and then” during her acceptance speech.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Viola Davis is This Year's Frontrunner for Best Actress (The Help)

Viola Davis is This Year’s Frontrunner for Best Actress (The Help)

by Jorge Rivas on January 5 2012, 3:03PM

Regardless of how you feel about ‘The Help,’ you gotta give it to Viola Davis for not being afraid to talk about race.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

“The Help” Gets Five Golden Globe Nominations

by Jorge Rivas on December 15 2011, 8:50AM

Looks like “The Help” will make it’s way to the Oscars too.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

'The Help' Today Still Don't Have Rights, Actually

‘The Help’ Today Still Don’t Have Rights, Actually

by Rinku Sen on August 11 2011, 11:23AM

Fifty years after the Jim Crow era in which this much-discussed film is set, the largely immigrant women taking care of rich people’s families remain ignored by most labor protections.

Topics: Movement, The Help

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