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For Colored Girls

On the "A" w/Souleo: Visual Artists Celebrate For Colored Girls...

Peter 'Souleo' Wright | Posted 10.14.2016 | Arts
Peter 'Souleo' Wright

40 years ago, before #BlackGirlMagic existed, Dr. Ntozake Shange exemplified the essence of that popular hashtag through her genre-bending, award-winn...

On the "A" w/Souleo: Groundbreaking Choreo-poem for colored girls... Turns 40

Peter 'Souleo' Wright | Posted 11.02.2014 | Black Voices
Peter 'Souleo' Wright

As Ntozake Shange prepares to celebrate the 40th anniversary of her seminal work, for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is en...

"Midnight Blue" & Beyond: A Conversation With Melissa Manchester

Mike Ragogna | Posted 04.09.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"One of the things that I learned from Paul Simon's class is that all the stories have been told, it's the way you tell that story that's your thumbprint. That's really the job of the writer."

'Dirty Girl': A New Movie Shines a Light on an Old Problem

Laurel Kaufer | Posted 12.26.2011 | Women
Laurel Kaufer

The film "Dirty Girl" highlights a form of abuse for which there is no obvious evidence, bruises or broken bones, only the remnants of a tortured and broken spirit.

Blame Audiences, Not Black Men in Drag

Morris W. O'Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Morris W. O'Kelly

If we as African-Americans are genuinely tired of Black men in drag, then let's act like it. Don't support it. Or at the minimum, make room in our disposable income to support more types of movies.

2010 in Review: The Underrated

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

Let us continue our look back at the year in film with a token acknowledgement of ten films that were not quite as bad as their critical reputations. For the record, not all of them are good pictures, but none are pure failures, either.

Ntozake Shange's Rainbow

Cheryl Wills | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Cheryl Wills

Ntozake Shange foresaw the "Leisa Jones" of the world more than thirty years ago, which is why so many of us consider the author's work a sort of Holy Grail.

Hollywood's Invisible Man, The Good Black Man

Earnest Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Earnest Harris

It sure does get old being portrayed as the villain in popular culture. I am referencing the latest in a long line of heavily hyped feature films th...

Where Do We Go Beyond the Pain?

Daniel Beaty | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Daniel Beaty

I was enraged and deeply saddened after seeing For Colored Girls. Our children are being dropped every day, but when are we going to start to explore the real reasons why that is happening?

Somebody, Anybody but Tyler Perry Sing a Black Girl's Song

Bassey Ikpi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Bassey Ikpi

Tyler Perry never gives his audience a chance to "get" the message. He wants to deliver it, wrapped in a cannon ball and shot across the room, but the poems in For Colored Girls need to breathe on their own.

For Colored Girls Should Have Stayed on the Stage

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

Movie maker Tyler Perry has taken Ntozake Shange's play For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf and made it into a film...

The 'Colored Girls' House of Pain

Esther Iverem | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Esther Iverem

When it comes to what he puts on the big and small screen, no one can accuse Tyler Perry of avoiding controversy. His latest production, a film versio...

Moving Black Women Beyond "For Colored Girls" to Discovering Love, Happiness & Fulfillment

Sophia A. Nelson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sophia A. Nelson

Tyler Perry has done it again, raking in more than $20 million dollars this weekend on his screen adaptation of the 1975 award winning play "Colored G...

Megamind, Due Date, For Colored Girls All Open Well: Weekend Box Office

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson


For Colored Girls Who Need Motivation When the Oprah Endorsement Ain't Enough

Bassey Ikpi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Bassey Ikpi

I made up an entire person named Tyler Perry because I refused to believe that the man who gave us Madea was also going to give me Lady in Brown. I was in denial for months.

HuffPost Review: Tyler Perry's For Colored Girls

Jenee Darden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jenee Darden

For Colored Girls is not my favorite Tyler Perry film, but I recommend you see for yourself. Although I hoped for something better, it was refreshing to watch an ensemble of talented black actresses in non-demeaning roles.

WATCH: Janet Jackson: My Breasts Were Bound As A Child Actress

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Janet Jackson is promoting her new self-help book, 'True You,' and she opened up to ABC News about her weight struggles that led her to write it. "E...

For Colored Girls, And For Multiple Stakes

Wyatt Closs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Wyatt Closs

The film, "For Colored Girls", is gonna have sista girl flair for sure, but there are a number of reasons to peep it and especially watch how it unfol...

Between Earth and Heaven: Ode to Tyler Clementi

Jim Downs | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Jim Downs

You can define homophobia when you point to the words used to condemn and ridicule gay people. You can see it. You can understand it. And you may even feel it. But do you know what it means to be robbed of an imagination?