The biopic, which is currently in development, will star Hansberry’s grandniece, Taye, as the late author and playwright. Jaleel White, who is best known for his role as Steve Urkel in Family Matters, will play author James Baldwin.
Numa Perrier, who previously penned the script for series The Couple and appeared in “The Call” episode of ABG, will direct the film.
It’s an exciting time for Issa Rae. In addition to her new film role, she’s also set to make her network television debut as the writer and co-producer of Shonda Rhimes’s upcoming ABC comedy series “I Hate L.A. Dudes.”
THANK FUCKING GOD
DIVERSITY IN MY MEDIA
awesome actresses of color getting awesome roles
ARE WE NOT GOING TO TALK ABOUT JALEEL WHITE AS JAMES BALDWIN?? LIKE ARE WE JUST GOING TO LET THAT SIT THERE??
Following the 40th anniversary of Lee’s sudden passing, and Chinatown’s 75th year in Los Angeles, the statue will be on permanent display once local businesses raise the $150,000 needed to install the bronze Lee.
John Kreng, 44, staked out a spot with his friends hours before the statue’s unveiling, trading Bruce Lee stories and reminiscing. Growing up half-Thai and half-Chinese in an all-white neighborhood in Maryland, Lee’s films were inspiring, Kreng said.
“Here’s this hero who looks like me on the screen,” Kreng said.
Stop Stigma Sacramento The Mental Illness: It’s not always what you think project was initiated by Sacramento County Department of Health and Human Services’ Division of Behavioral Health Services to: -Reduce stigma and discrimination -Promote mental health and wellness -Inspire hope for people and families living with mental illness
Stop Stigma Sacramento is one of the many projects here working to support those with mental illnesses. These are all over the county—on billboards, community boards, and gas pumps.
For mental health resources in the county, visit the NAMI Sacramento website
Some more actual social justice. This is fucking perfect. Can we get these on billboards out here on the East Coast?