If you’re looking for some great TV this weekend, go to the Lifetime Network. There are two great movies on Saturday and Sunday featuring African-American actresses.
This Saturday, October 6, 2012 tune in to “Abducted: The Carlina White Story.” You may remember this one from the headlines. The movie describes the story of Carlina White, who was abducted as a baby from Harlem Hospital in New York City. As the baby grows into a young woman she begins to have suspicions about the woman that she has been raised to think of as her mother. Ke Ke Palmer stars as Carlina White and Sherrie Shephard is Joy White, the mother of Carlina White.
On Sunday, October 7th the Lifetime Network will air the remake of “Steel Magnolias” with a cast that features Queen Latifah, Jill Scott, Philicia Rashad, Alfre Woodard and others. I loved the original cast which included Sallie Field, Juila Roberts, Olympia Dukakis, Shirley MacLaine and Dollie Parton. This was a fantastic film at the time and I look forward to seeing the updated version.
Let’s support some quality films with African-American casts. Sometimes people in our community express their frustration with the lack of people of color on TV. Show your support, so we can bring more films like this to the big and small screen.