Why I’m Thrilled To See More Complex Black Female Characters On TV, No Matter How Messy Some May Be

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“It’s not positive images of Black people that we need, but complex ones.” – Teyonah Parris The tense debate about the representation of Black women in entertainment is not new. It has been a hot-button issue since the beginning of modern film and television. From the controversy over The Color Purple and the outrage over acclaimed actress Viola Davis being nominated for an Oscar for playing a maid, to the hype surrounding Olivia Pope “handling” primetime television.

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Yolanda Adams Talks About The Roles Of Faith & Laughter In Her Life

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She is 53 years old, a mother to daughter Taylor, a multi-platinum Grammy award singer, a syndicated radio host, author, and now, creator of a bath and body line, Simply Yolanda. The art of balance escapes most. Yolanda Adams defines balance as working on her terms, spreading her ministry of hope to her radio audience, spending time with family, and indulging in leisure without hassles. She’s pressed RESET when she needed to and never look back.

[Madamenoire]


11 Rappers Jay Z Has Never Collaborated With, And Should [Photos]

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Getting to work with Jay Z on music is not an easy task. Even though he has collaborated with some of Rap’s finest, there are some notable MC we still hope will get in the studio with Hov before he becomes a full fledged civilian. Why exactly Jay decides to work with certain artists and shun others is beyond us.

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