Black History Month: 10 Black Actresses You Should Know
Meet the next generation of beautiful and talented black leading ladies.
Since the early days of film, theatre and television, black and African American actresses have been instrumental in shaping how the world views black women. Whether it was Dorothy Dandridge's untouchable glamour, Eartha Kitt's on-screen sensuality or Pam Grier in-your-face attitude, strong and talented black actresses have shown the complexity, brilliance and beauty of black women in countless ways.
In honor of Black History Month, Loop21 honors the next generation of gifted black actresses that are quietly making a name for themselves on the big and small screen, so if names like Mekia Cox and Teyonah Parris don't sound familiar yet, just wait.