“Some think that we can’t flow. Stereotypes, they got to go.” -Queen Latifah
I don’t remember when I was first exposed to Hip Hop. But I do know that I’ve always loved it. And while I’m a huge fan of Biggie, Tupac, Outkast, and Mobb Deep, nothing made me fall in love with Hip Hop more than knowing that women were using a platform-historically dominated by men-to get their points across.
THE WIZ LIVE! — Pictured: Shanice Williams as Dorothy — (Photo by: Jeff Riedel/NBC)
It’s the moment we’ve been waiting for! We now know who will be playing “Dorothy” in the upcoming made for TV musical “The Wiz.” Ever heard of Shanice Williams? Probably not. And I for one am GLAD! It’s high time some NEW Black actors get a chance to show the people what they’re working with. I’m tired of seeing the same old faces!
*Eases on down the road* Yaaassss. If you are black, 8 times out of 10, you have seen The Wiz. I mean, us black people LOVE when we get our own version of things. Like most kids, I loved The Wizard of Oz as a child, but when I saw The Wiz…I fell in love. Diana Ross as “Dorothy” and Micheal Jackson as “The Scarecrow,”…I mean, what’s not to love about that? And now, thanks to NBC, The Wiz is back, and the cast is amazing!
Last night, I had the pleasure of attending the private screening of the much talked about movie, “Brotherly Love.” Going in to the theater, I really didn’t know what to expect, but I must say, by the end of the night, I was pleasantly surprised.
When I heard that the Black Women in Film Network Summit (BWFN) was making its way to ATL, you know I just HAD to be there. I was excited about the networking, the art, the positivity, and of course, the parties! This past weekend, I got to rub elbows with the Black Hollywood elite…and boy did I have fun! Check it out:
In this day and age, it seems like meaningful relationships are hard to come by. Everyone is so caught up in their day to day activities, that dating and interpersonal relationships can become a hassle. For women, being single can can come with a lot of stigmas. But Stacii Jae Johnson is determined to change the way people view single women, and the way that single women view themselves.