Actress Raven-Symoné's established career enabled her to post on Twitter about her same-sex relationship, but it's a freedom that eludes most actresses, Allison Samuels argues in a piece at the Daily Beast.
Horrified by depictions of black women on TV, the Daily Beast's Allison Samuels shunned prime time for years. But she says that two new shows are doing a much better job of representing African-American women.
In a blog entry for the Daily Beast, Allison Samuels notes that activists like George Clooney are protesting war crimes in Sudan and the abuses captured in the video Kony 2012, but few apart from the Rev. Al Sharpton seem concerned about the slaying of teenager Trayvon Martin.
Daily Beast columnist Allison Samuels argues that the actress's suggestion that Viola Davis be more positive while discussing the plight of black actresses in Hollywood is emblematic of an intractable problem.