Recently, I attended the 36th Annual NABJ (National Association of Black Journalists) in Philadelphia and had the pleasure of viewing ‘The Help’ (second time and will pay my $ tonight to see) and also attended the Q&A with cast: Viola Davis (Aibileen), Octavia Spencer (Minny), Tate Taylor (Director) and Kathryn Stockett (Author).
All I can say is that Viola Davis with her chocolate skin, gargantuan smile, pearly whites, and muscular body was refreshing like a glass of grandma’s lemonade on a scorching day.
Ms. Davis was just authentic, she answered the questions with no reservations and spoke the truth when it came to race in Hollywood. Yes, she is elated to be a working celebrated actress, however, she said, that “Black and White women in Hollywood are not equal,” and that’s a fact. There was no malice when she said, it … simply stating a fact. It was not enough for Ms. Davis to make the statement she followed up with, “my husband and I started a production company to option lead roles and become a catalyst for change.” Go W-O-M-A-N! Continue reading