Black Actresses: Symbols of Our Femininity? « Charcoal Ink: "Yet have they come far enough? Everyone remembers that watershed moment when Hallie Berry made her electrifying and heartfelt speech when she won the Oscar for Monster’s Ball. Berry’s acting in Monster’s Ball was first class as was her break-out role in Jungle Fever. What about the women who had come before her? Which actresses do you rate and why?"