Category: Actress

Juanita Moore: An Icon by Sydney Hinkle

               * ~  JUANITA                          MOORE : An Icon ~*   By Sydney Huinkle Edited by Dale Shields “The creative arts put a person on another level. That’s why we need to bring our youngsters into the theater.” —  Juanita …

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Venida Evans

________________________VENIDA EVANS By Dale Ricardo Shields   “Baby, it’s a roller coaster ride… but I’m having a lot of fun…!” Venida Evans (born September 2, 1947) is an American television, film, stage and commercial actress. Evans is perhaps best known to audiences for her role as “The Muse” in a series of IKEAtelevision commercials in the …

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Media Depictions of the Mammy Archetype‏ by Sean Smith

Media Depictions of the Mammy Archetype By Sean Smith Editied information, additional photo and film/television research by Dale Shields‏ The Mammy archetype is one of the most notable Black stereotypes and caricatures which exist in (Black) American culture.   The Mammy, generally characterized as masculine, overweight, sexually unattractive, large-breasted, non-threatening, and protective of their white families, …

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Mariama Whyte

*Mariama                     Whyte ***** By Dale Ricardo Shields     “I believe we are all artists. We have the ability to transform ourselves, create our lives, and inspire others to design their own paths. I’m a big dreamer and I hope to inspire more people to dream big and outside the limits we create for ourselves.  All things …

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