Gabrielle Union

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“In my mind, I see a line. And over that line, I see green fields, and lovely flowers, and beautiful white women with their arms stretched out to me over that line, but I can’t seem to get there no how. I can’t seem to get over that line.’ That was Harriet Tubman in the 1800s. And let me tell you something. The only thing that separates women of color from anyone else is opportunity. You cannot win an Emmy for roles that are simply not there. So here’s to all the writers, the awesome people… People who have redefined what it means to be beautiful, to be sexy, to be a leading woman. To be black.

Viola Davis’ acceptance speech for Best Lead Actress in a Drama Series at the 67th Emmy Award Show

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Shonda Rhimes, Debbie Allen, Meagan Good, Nicole Beharie, Oprah Winfrey, and Gabrielle Union react to Viola Davis’s historic Emmy win and speech.

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The 2015 NAACP Image Awards Red Carpet