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Our First Black Disney Princess!

Posted in Entertainment, Race and Culture with tags , , , , , , , , , , on August 4, 2008 by Noli

Disney is producing a new animated musical feature film entitled “The Princess and the Frog” which will star our first Black American Disney princess named Princess Tiana!  Scheduled for release in December of 2009, the movie will take place in the 1920’s in New Orleans and will feature the jazz community as a backdrop.  Anika Noni Rose will be the voice of Princess Tiana, but Jennifer Hudson, Alicia Keyes, and Tyra Banks were also considered for the role.

You know this didn’t go down without some drama…word on the street is that Princess Tiana was initially named “Maddy” and was a chambermaid…which you KNOW is not the typical job for a Disney princess.  After that got out, Disney had to make some changes.  Tiana still sounds stereotypically Black to me…but I love it!


TV One Access Names Halle Berry the Sexiest BSW Alive!

Posted in Entertainment, Fashion and Beauty with tags , , , , , , , on July 3, 2008 by Noli

TV One Access has named the 16 sexiest Black women alive…with Halle Berry in the number one spot! Also included in the list were Tyra Banks, Alicia Keyes, Michelle Obama, and Paula Patton.  TV One Access’ Sexiest Black Women Alive show will air on July 6th on the TV One cable network.  Check your local listings for times.  *Just my two cents..Halle is the sexiest woman alive…PERIOD.  Black, White, or otherwise…don’t you think?  [Access Hollywood]