Viola Davis Covers Essence Magazine

Wow! I just saw the new cover for the October issue of lessence Essence magazine. Forgive me, I’m still a bit bitter the magazine has fallen off. It was a great read back in the day. Before white corporate America, took it over.  Any who, Viola Davis looks great on the cover. I also like her quote:

“I had to defend myself as an artist, but I found myself defending myself as a dark-skinned Black woman in front of people who did not know my life. I took my wig off because I no longer wanted to apologize for who I am…

I’m feeling her on that. As a darker woman, I know the drama she has to deal with. We still leave in a society hostile towards darker skinned black  women.  Davis looks gorgeous. I just might buy this issue (gulp).


Randomness: Theresa Randle

You know how you have random thoughts? Like, you’re strolling in the Target and out of the blue you wonder,“whatever happened to all those kids from Goonies?” This happened to me the other day. Theresa Randle just popped into my head:

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Randle was a known black actress in the 90’s. She wasn’t as popular as a Nia Long, but you recognized her when you saw her. And like Long (and also an unappreciated Lela Rochon), they were considered the black babe actresses, of the time. Randle was also a good actress. She gave a captivating performance in the movie on Natalie Cole’s life. I know she also had a lead role in Spike Lee’s “Girl 6,” but I’ve never watched the film.  She was a charismatic actress, though. It’s a shame, she has fallen to the wayside, like so many black actresses do in blonde obsessed Hollywood.


Houston Beauty – Oprah Winfrey Network

*Crying* Yes, another reality TV show. Oh well, at least this one shows black women working towards a career (I’m trying to find a silver lining here).


You can catch a sneak peek of the show on the OWN network

Sunday, October 6, 2013 at 10/9c