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Sanaa Lathan covers “Jewel”

The beautiful and talented actress Sanaa Lathan is on the cover of “Jewel” magazine with the accompanying headline, “Conquering Hollywood on Her Own Terms.”

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Check out a quick excerpt from the interview Sanaa had with Jewel’s Miki Turner:

In an era when it’s hard for women of color to even get a foot in the door, Lathan has seen a steady flow of opportunities come her way. Maybe that’s because she’s that rare actress who is both beautiful and talented. Or perhaps it’s because she doesn’t cower when she hears Hollywood’s favorite N-word: No. “There are scripts out there with Black women in lead roles,” she says emphatically. “It’s just that the people in power who are making decisions aren’t interested in our stories. That’s why you focus on the positive and know that there’s always an exception. If they’re not interested in telling my stories, then I’ll get them told somewhere else.” Lathan might just have that kind of power. Studio heads will tell you that Black films don’t do well overseas, which is one of the reasons why they’re hesitant to make more than a handful per decade. They obviously haven’t been to Japan. Lathan claims that she was once mobbed at a hotel by Japanese tourists calling her “Brown Sugar.” So what’s the problem? “It’s a double-edged sword,” Lathan says. “The studios decide who opens movies. They only give a person one chance, and if the movie doesn’t do well, they make that the rule. That’s bull.” [JEWEL]

For those interested and curious, shop Sanaa’s cover look over at Meghan Online Store. Speaking of which… Melanie Brown wore a Meghan “Shirley” dress and Christian Louboutin pumps to the 2008 VMA’s while Sanaa wore the cap-sleeve verison of this dress with strappy Giuseppe Zanotti shoes for her “Jewel” magazine photo session.

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Which look is better?

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  1. again im a lamwe never seen or heard of that magazine

  2. I pick up a copy on my way to the Subway (re: train) yesterday. Lauren London, Nia Long, and Rihanna were also on the cover of this magazine.

  3. Mel looks better; she’s still got her Dancin’ Wit the Stars swagger–and fitness level–workin’.

  4. Sanaa looks awesome. I love her girl-next-door swag

  5. while mel b. is no slouch, i’d have to give the nod to sanaa as far as the outfit goes. my friend carla looks so much like sanaa and i always tease her about it; it is definitely a compliment because sanaa is a beautiful woman.

  6. sanaa looks way better than mel b in that dress…..mel b looks a hot mess

  7. Sanaa Lathan is one sexy black woman. They both are.

  8. Sanaa is my husband’s it girl, he just thinks she is so pretty and down to earth…

  9. She looks beautiful, but I think they should have used a shot where you could see just a little more of the bust of the dress and less of hers.

    The gold dress is hot though.

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  11. I like Lathan outfit,she is rock’in that dress.lathan look really sexy.You go girl.

  12. a very good post by the author hope to read more very soon.

  13. Sanaa looks slammin!!Mel B take notes that’s how you rock a dress!

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