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Golden Brooks believes in sass.
She says in a recent interview with BET.com that it takes a little tude to make it as a Black woman in showbiz.
She also chats about her latest film, “Polish Bar,” in which she plays the role of a stripper.
BET: How did you come to be in this film, Polish Bar. Your character Ebony is quite different from the one you play in Girlfriends.
Golden Brooks: After doing Girlfriends for so long, I wanted to take a chance and do a really dark, independent film. Actually, my roots are in drama. It’s comedy I have to work hard at. It’s easier for me to channel pain than to make people laugh. And I had to do that all the time for Girlfriends. I love doing it, but I knew I wanted to do more as an actress.
Check out more from the Q&A on EurWeb.com.
We all know there’s Hollywood and then there’s black Hollywood. African American stars don’t get the same notoriety as their white counterparts despite their good looks, amazing acting chops and undeniable star power. Sad,right? From heartthrobs to veterans, these 15 thespians deserve the awards and accolades more than any other. Check out this list of black actors and actresses that should be leading in Hollywood.
Nia Long is beautiful. She is also the girl next door with a great deal of sass and sophistication. She lit our fire playing Nina in “Love Jones” and Bird in “Soul Food.” She’s been acting for quite some time and her staying power is phenomenal. Hollywood should take a deeper look.
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From famous couples who dated, got married and even just had flings, they all ended the same way in a sense–with a baby. Now, if these past couple are happily co-parenting is a whole other story. Did you know these people had children together? Let’s take a look and see if there are any surprises! And per the usual, be prepared to click…
Kenny Anderson and Spinderella
Before he was out here dogging Tami Akbar (aka, Tami Roman) during their married years, Kenny Anderson was involved with everybody’s favorite female DJ, Spinderella (sorry Solange). The two have a daughter together named Christenese, better known as Christy. The young lady wound up appearing on an episode of “My Super Sweet Sixteen” on MTV. Thankfully, she wasn’t as trifling as most of the kids who end up on that show. Christy is Spinderella’s first and only child, but the second of Kenny’s seven children.
Remember when “Girlfriends” was on UPN? Man, Monday nights would never be the same. “Girfriends” was black women’s own version of “Sex and the City,” but something they could relate to just a little bit more (not everyone can splurge on Manolo Blahnik shoes like some people). These sistas were smart, funny, classy (except for Lynn at times), fashionable, and did I mention funny? Their broke, busted and disgusted relationships and somewhat all over the place lives were what kept us tuned in every Monday, and without the show, we wouldn’t have had the good years of “The Game,” (its spinoff) and positive representations of black women. Those WERE the days. Let’s see where the cast is at nowadays…
It’s crazy to think Golden Brooks managed to keep her little girl out of the public eye for more than 2 years, but it’s true. The “Girlfriends” actress showed off baby girl Dakota for the first time at a Farmer’s Marker in LA earlier this week, and her little one is absolutely gorgeous.
If you’re curious who the father is, it’s swexy “Single Ladies” star D.B. Woodside. Am I the only one who didn’t know that? The two are no longer together, but in an interview with Denim Magazine last year, he said he and Golden are “friends that love and support our daughter.”
From the look on Dakota’s face, I think being out of the spotlight is just how she likes it. What a serious little cutie!
Brande Victorian is a blogger and culture writer in New York City. Follower her on Twitter at @be_vic.
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Film festivals like Sundance and Cannes are well known for making otherwise unknown indie flicks into blockbusters, but black film festivals like Urban World and Pan African also highlight quality films. Last year’s festival favorites included a variety of black films about everything from 30-something romantic dilemmas to an infamous thoroughfare in Detroit. The casts are just as diverse as the plots. Wood Harris, Tisha Campbell-Martin, Omari Hardwick, Golden Brooks and Meagan Good are just some of the actors in theses movies.
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