Viola Davis On The Backlash To Playing A Maid

Oscar winner Hattie McDaniel famously said she would rather get paid $700 a week for playing a maid than $7 for being one, after civil rights groups criticized the portrayal of black characters in Gone With The Wind. Seventy years later, The Help and Viola Davis are enmeshed in a similar controversy. » 8/05/11 5:25pm 8/05/11 5:25pm

Coming Soon: Full Employment Rights For New York's Domestic Workers

Within a few weeks, thanks to their own organizing efforts, domestic workers in New York State will be the first nationally to get basic employment rights such as "overtime pay, paid leave and protection from workplace discrimination." California may follow. » 10/27/10 2:28pm 10/27/10 2:28pm