“I’m tired of it, and I want more for our people.” – Yvette Nicole Brown
Black women are stereotyped and categorized non-stop in the entertainment industry, whether it be in music videos, on television shows, or movies, black women are not being portrayed as their full selves. Through media’s warped and biased lens, these women are either hyper-sexualized or given too much attitude for one person to handle…because it makes for a renewed season (Thanks, Cookie Lyon for the most recent example!).
Well, one woman is finally talking about what it means to be a black actress in Hollywood, and discussing her issues with the “sassy” requirement that all Black women must hone before stepping a half step into the doors of Hollywood magic.
That woman? Yvette Nicole Brown.