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Viola Davis Addresses Black Actresses, Racism In “The Help”

“The black artist cannot live in a revisionist place. The black artist can only tell the truth about humanity, and humanity is messy. People are messy. Caucasian actors know that.

Jessica Wakeman | February 15, 2012 - 2:20 pm

Pam Grier Has A Problem With “The Help”

“We have conservative African-Americans who will not see certain films, will only see Tyler Perry but will not see Spike Lee. …I know a lot of African-American women that didn’t…

Julie Gerstein | February 8, 2012 - 9:40 am

Morning Quickies: Lawsuit Against “The Help” Author Kathryn Stockett Dropped

Yesterday, a Mississippi judge threw out a $75K lawsuit against Kathryn Stockett, author of The Help, by Stockett’s brother’s maid. Ablene Cooper claimed the author used her likeness without…

Jessica Wakeman | August 17, 2011 - 11:40 am

Racist Or Raving: What Critics Are Saying About “The Help”

Unavoidable this week: everybody going coo-coo-bananas about “The Help,” which opened in theaters last night. “The Help” is based on Kathryn Stockett’s novel of the same title, which tells the…

Jessica Wakeman | August 11, 2011 - 4:20 pm

“The Help” Trailer Is Out!

The Help by Kathryn Stockett was one of my favorite books of 2010 — and millions of other readers agree. This summer, “The Help” hits the big screen, starring…

Jessica Wakeman | April 19, 2011 - 11:40 am

“The Help” Author Sued By Black Maid

Uh oh: the author of The Help, the wildly popular novel about black housemaids and nannies in the 1960’s racist, segregated South that everyone has read and loved, is getting…

Jessica Wakeman | February 21, 2011 - 11:20 am