It's good to see black men making postive strides in Hollywood. It's tough enough getting quality stories produced. It's even tougher getting ones made with brown-skinned leads. Halle Berry had something to say about this issue at a Things We Lost in the Fire press conference.
But like the Bible says in Philippians 4, let's think on the good things:
1. Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married? is #1 at the box office. (He's a professing Christian and very open about his beliefs)
2. Will Smith is developing a sitcom based off his hit movie Hitch through his production company. And he's to star in the highly anticipated action/thriller I Am Legend.
3. Corbin Bleu of High School Musical fame is pumping up his producing chops for an upcoming movie. (I really hope he becomes the next big thing. Plus, he's a Christian too)
4. Two promising movies are coming out this winter featuring stories about black families: Pefect Holiday starring Gabrielle Union and Morris Chesnut and This Christmas starring Chris Brown, Loretta Divine and a plethora of other notable black actors.
Pretty good, huh?
Things may not be where we want them to be when it comes to diversity on the silver screen but we have to keep pressing on. Future generations will reap the benefits.
Hat tip to Young, Black & Fabulous and Blackarazzi.com.