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Guide to Black women in TV & Film

Dihann Carroll was the first ever Black Emmy nominee in 1963.

For 51 years, 2 categories have become elusive for Black women, Lead actress in a Comedy Series and Lead Actress in a Drama Series.

So what the hell has taken so long?

Well first off, you have to have a show written that actually STARS a Black woman in order for her to play a LEAD role. Which, needless to say have not been many, if any, since Scandal (also created and written by a Black woman…see how diversity works kids?

How did we get here?

From 1995 to 2013 (Kerry was historically nominated last year for Lead actress in a Drama Series for Scandal) There have been 0 (got that zero) Black female nominees in this category. Are we reading the same stats? From 1995-2013 a Black woman has not qualified to be nominated in…

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