The Blueprint for Black Success in Entertainment
Posted on June 6, 2014
By golly, we’re finally figuring it out. After all of these years, we are finally picking up on the tactics of other racial groups and making things happen for ourselves. Not universally, mind you, but in the field of entertainment, blacks are finally supporting each other in ways that are broadening our potential and our bank accounts. Black Hollywood is carving out a space for itself in the larger body of entertainment. Awards aside, black folk are kicking ass and taking names right now. Will Smith continues to be 1/2 of a power couple, proving that you can have career longevity and maintain a marriage (let’s just ignore the rumors for now). Jay-Z is runnin’ thangs, earning Grammys and raking in those big business bucks. Queen Latifah was Oscar nominated and now has a popular talk show, even after her first talk show was cancelled. What is the common denominator here? Say it with me class: They were all popular 90′s rappers.