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Viola Davis Makes History As First Black Actress To Earn 3 Oscar Nods

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Viola Davis Makes History As First Black Actress To Earn 3 Oscar Nods

Tuesday is a memorable day for Viola Davis, whose remarkable performance in the film “Fences” has earned her an Oscar nomination. 

It is also a historic one: Davis is now the first and only black actress to have received three Oscar nominations. Davis has previously twice been nominated for Best Supporting Actress, in the 2009 film “Doubt” and for Best Actress in the 2012…

Please read original article Viola Davis Makes History As First Black Actress To Earn 3 Oscar Nods posted on Huffington Post on 24 January 2017 | 9:26 am —

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The image of the butterfly has come to define the many expressions of the feminine black consciousness and for a good reason. The butterfly is the perfect articulation of the exquisite beauty of nature. Whether tiny or large, brightly colored or more subdued, the butterfly’s allure is undeniable. Each one displays its own unique patterns and hues, and no one species outshines any other.

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