A Conversation with Taraji P. Henson about "The Best of Enemies."
Tenicka Boyd (Senior Advisor, Color Of Change) and Taraji P. Henson discuss her new film, "The Best of Enemies," how Black women can thrive in Hollywood, and the importance of telling our stories.
from the 2019 Sundance Film Festival
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We collaborate with writers, producers, executives, and influencers to raise industry standards and change representations of Black people and issues affecting us throughout the media landscape. We are dedicated to building power for Black writers and producers and creating more accurate and balanced representations of Black people, more authentic Black stories, more diversity in writers’ rooms, and holding media companies who propagate racist content accountable.
What we see onscreen plays a profound role in shaping American culture. It has an undeniable effect on public perception and how police, judges, teachers, employers, and voters treat Black people. Yet far too much of the content Hollywood produces promote dangerous misunderstandings. That’s why we tell Black stories.