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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Media Depictions of the Mammy Archetype‏ by Sean Smith

Media Depictions of the Mammy Archetype By Sean Smith Edited 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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Vickilyn Reynolds

             VICKILYN REYNOLDS  by Dale Ricardo Shields Vickilyn Reynolds was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She first appeared on television in 1987 where she appeared on Kate & Allie, the following year (1988) she had appeared in two films, Crossing Delancey and I’m Gonna Git You Sucka. She has recently appeared on American Dreams in the …

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Madam Sul-Te-Wan

~ Madam Sul-Te-Wan ~  Prominent Black Actress During Silent Film Era By Dale Shields Madame Sul-Te-Wan (Nellie Conley) –  (1873-1959), was one of the most prominent Black actresses during the silent film era. “We never did discover the origin of her name. No one was bold enough to ask.” – Actress Lillian Gish. Madame Sul-Te-Wan career …

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