“‘In my mind, I see a line. And over that line, I see green fields and lovely flowers and beautiful white women with their arms stretched out to me over that line. But I can’t seem to get there no how. I can’t seem to get over that line.’
“That was Harriet Tubman in the 1800s. And let me tell you something: The only thing that separates women of colour from anyone else is opportunity. You cannot win an Emmy for roles that are simply not there.
The Franklins Share Their Black Love Story
Meagan Good and hubby DeVon Franklin are set to appear in an upcoming documentary titled Black Love, set to air via the OWN channel on August 16th. The network will run four one-hour episodes, which aim to highlight love stories within the black community. “Black Love dives into how love begins, while showing the reality of what life-long love looks like,” reads the press release OWN issued for the show. “Using honest, emotional and sometimes cringe-worthy stories, the series offers proof that while love can happen for everyone, it isn’t a cakewalk.”
‘Scandal’ to End After Season Seven
Get ready to say goodbye to Scandal, Gladiators. According to published reports, season seven of the hit ABC political drama will be its last. The show’s creator and showrunner, Shonda Rhimes, will reportedly make the announcement at the network’s Upfront presentation on May 16th.
Can You Imagine Jill Scott as Olivia Pope?
With the 100th episode of Scandal set to air this Thursday, cast and crew were recently brought together by the Hollywood Reporter to discuss what it took to bring the controversial political drama to network television. It was of course no shock to hear ABC wanted the part of Olivia Pope to be played by a white woman, despite the character being inspired by real-life African American political fixer Judy Smith. What was a bit shocking, however, were some of the names being thrown about to play Olivia once the network agreed to the casting of a black woman.