In addition to acting in Hustle and Flow, Henson sang “It’s Hard Out Here for a Pimp” on the film’s soundtrack. The track won a 2004 Academy Award for Best Song, with Henson performing at the telecast.
My mother – who has never worn make-up herself – didn’t allow me to wear make-up growing up. She always said, “Your skin is beautiful the way it is.”’
“No one wakes up and says ‘I’m going to become a drug-dealer’ or ‘I’m going to become a stick-up kid’. No. There is a series of events that makes them feel this is the only way out.
I know what non-representation feels like, as do so many black people in this country. To walk into a room and not see anyone who looks like you
That is the reason why African ways of life were demonized so much for so long. You’re kept away from having to live fully as who you are. We don’t know anything about our identity. When you are brought up in life, your education is the education of the colony. Your religion is the religion of the colony.
I also sat in for David Rodigan when he got married, and did two weeks on Capital Radio playing reggae, which was also incredibly enjoyable.
Blige helped redefine R&B and began forging a unique niche for herself on the more personal second album, 1994’s My Life.
“Demand that the police involved in the killing of Breonna Taylor be arrested and charged,” is inscribed on the image on the billboard.
Queen Latifah’s prominence in Hollywood was cemented in 2003, when she received an Academy Award nomination (best supporting actress) for her portrayal of Matron Mama Morton in the big-screen adaptation (2002) of the stage musical Chicago.
Kwame was Artistic Director for the Festival of Black arts and Culture, Senegal