• Robin Thede Had to Get Jackeé Harry's Blessing To Do Her Impression

    1 month ago - By Essence

    A Black Lady Sketch Show creator Robin Thede is celebrating the women who inspired her through her hit HBO series. It's why she refused to televise her well known impression of 227 star Jackée Harry until the actress gave her blessing. “I performed in an improv show called 227 The Lost Episodes for two years where I played every Thursday,” Thede said on ESSENCE's Yes, Girl!, where she opened up about her friendship with the legendary actress. “I played her for many years and invited her to the show so many times and she never came. I think she was like, ‘Who is this woman trying to tarnish...
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  • Black Female Celebrities Share How They Celebrate Themselves

    Black Female Celebrities Share How They Celebrate Themselves

    1 month ago - By Essence

    Black History Month ain't over just yet. In fact, here at Black Girl Magic HQ, we're adding to the celebration with a new holiday: Black Girl Appreciation Day! We proclaim February 20 Black Women Appreciation Day. Yes, it's time that Black women get a holiday for everything that we are and everything that we do. “We have to celebrate. We have to lift everybody up. I think that's the beauty of our sisterhood,” Garcelle Beauvais shared on the red carpet at the 2020 ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood luncheon held last month. We asked some of your favorite Black women, including Jenifer Lewis...
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