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Essence December Cover Celebrates For Colored Women Cast

What am I so excited about this movie, because I was excited about the play. When I was in seventh grade I discovered women of color who were writers, and it changed so much for me. Do I think the movie will live up to the play, probably not, but do I want to support more works like this, yes with a capital H.

Reading Toni Morrison’s Bluest Eye changed my concept of color and of race, and what it means to be a writer. Reading Ntozake Shange’s For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf just opened up new worlds in the literary arts. Besides, have you seen the cast; full of beautiful black women that are worth admiring…and men, too.

Continue reading to see the other cover with all the beautiful women of acting….

…I want this film to awaken people to the power of Black actresses. I want people to know there are things that Black women go through that aren’t slavery or hip-hop. I want people to know Black women as Americans…”
–Anika Noni Rose


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