Media Maven, Television

#MondayMediaMaven – Stefani Robinson

  The definition of success is when your work speaks for you long before you ever say a word. You may not know her face, but you D E F I N I T E L Y know her work. Have you seen FX's breakout hit, Atlanta (described so poignantly by Refinery29 as "often absurdist, sometimes surrealist")?… Continue reading #MondayMediaMaven – Stefani Robinson

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Feature:Amandla Stenberg

  Named for the Zulu and Xhosa word for "power," Amandla was born in Los Angeles on October 23, 1998, to Karen Brailsford and Tom Stenberg. Her mother is African-American and her father is Danish (and of part Inuit-Greenlandic ancestry). Amandla landed the first of her Disney catalog modeling shoots when she was four years… Continue reading Feature:Amandla Stenberg

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Feature: Luenell

Luenell is a force of nature. This talented comedienne, actress and singer, was born in Tollette, Arkansas, a town whose population barely registers with the U.S. census. At the tender age of 10, she caught the acting bug after seeing the plays South Pacific and Ain’t S’posed to Die a Natural Death. She enrolled in… Continue reading Feature: Luenell

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Feature: Denise Boutte

While growing up in the small town of Maurice, Louisiana, Denise Boutté dreamed a more practical dream of becoming a doctor, while conquering the “mystical” place called Hollywood and becoming a film and TV star never really crossed her mind. After obtaining a degree in Mass Communications from Louisiana State University, Denise’s creative intuition led… Continue reading Feature: Denise Boutte

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Feature: Shonda Rhimes

Shonda Rhimes, born January 13, 1970, in University Park, Illinois, is the first African-American woman to create and executive-produce a Top 10 network series—the medical drama Grey's Anatomy. She is also the creator of its spin-off, Private Practice, and the political thriller Scandal. Before these series, Rhimes penned such film screenplays as Crossroads and HBO'sIntroducing… Continue reading Feature: Shonda Rhimes