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Listen Now! S&A Live Podcast Hot Topics Show + Interview w/Author Tamara Brown

by Cynthia Reid
October 7, 2011 4:52 AM
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So if you missed our fantastic show yesterday, you get to check it out now. For this show, we tossed it up a bit inviting emerging film industry insiders Ashley and Patrice making it an all ladies night! We spent a good portion of the show having real GROWN FOLKS talk about the industry. So what did you miss?
-We discussed the cancellation of The Playboy Club and why it didn't work
-We touched on "the casting couch" regarding black women
-Which black actresses can/will reach "A" list status and Is Hollywood afraid of the black vagina?
-Isaiah Washington's remarks regarding his past snub of black publications due to the advice of his agent/management team

For the last portion of the show, Monique interviewed longtime S&A reader Tamara Brown about her new book Wanderland. Tamara, who also goes by the name Madame Z, gives us the 411 on her third novel and how she's crossing over into filmmaking. It's a great conversation you don't want to miss. You can purchase the book from Amazon and Also, check out her blog HERE. Congrats on the book Tamara! We love to support S&A readers.

Don't forget to tune in next Thursday at 8:00pm/est for another great show!

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  • ForeignBlackChick | October 9, 2011 8:08 AMReply

    It does seem suspect that the black women who get the best roles are bland looking biracials or PLUS SIZED black women.

    The women who are dark and gorgeous(Gabrielle, Kerry, Tika Sumpter, Jill Marie Jones) seem to be a threat of some sort. Even extremely good looking biracials like Jessica Lucas or Brooklyn Sudano don't get the promotion. Both those two are better looking than Halle Berry.

    Acting talent though...I dunno. But it's hard to judge black actress' talent when we hardly see them in any movies. We don't know whether they have talent or not.

    Garcelle Beauvais, Lela Rochon, Nia Long, Vivica A Fox... imagine what could have been. Their time is up.

    Now let's wait for Keke Palmer to turn 50 or to become fat before she gets promoted like Dakota Fanning :)

  • Darla & Mark | October 9, 2011 7:07 AMReply

    Agree with the comment "white writers write for white actors"

  • orville | October 8, 2011 11:30 AMReply

    I agree with the person on the podcast about Hollywood is afraid of black women. I think it relates to hollywood only wanting white women can be the ideal woman to be the ultimate image of womanhood. If people have noticed Gabrielle Union, Kerry Washington, should be on the A list they got talent and they are gorgeous. Hollywood also promotes white women over black women.

  • Sienna Mynx | October 7, 2011 10:41 AMReply

    Great interview!! Go girl! So proud of you!

  • Monique | October 7, 2011 7:37 AMReply

    @Tamara, thanks for coming on the show and good luck with your book release today!

  • Tamara | October 7, 2011 5:52 AMReply

    Grazie mille! and a great show. loved hearing from all the ladies :-)

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