Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Blackest Emmy's yet!

So yesterday Viola Davis won an Emmy for best lead actress in a drama series!  I believe that's an incredible milestone for all black women everywhere.  I'm so glad we are slowly but surely changing to narrative for the standard of beauty and what it means to be a female lead on television.  I believe that's also what Viola said. My naija sistah, Uzo Aduba also won an emmy for best supporting actress in Orange is the new black and Regina King won for her supporting role in American Crime. Just a few years ago we had very little black role models or television shows that highlighted what it means to be black. We had absolutely zero black leading roles in racially diverse television shows such as those created by Shonda Rhimes. You can't help but be ecstatic for the advancements in years to come.