With a wealth of talented African American actors, and a handful of roles that are offered to the same set of top Black mega-stars, many our personal favorites are sorely underrepresented on both the small and big screens. Here’s a breakdown of some of our preferred performers that are all but absent from the spotlight.
The lack of parts for Black actors in Hollywood results in a sort of starvation, if you will, of not only authentic talent but relatable images for African American viewers. We can all say that we are fortunate enough to have lived to see a Black man become Commander in Chief. In time, we’re sure this unfortunate trend in entertainment will change as well.
By the way, here’s brief continuation of our beloved unemployed/under-employed list:
Terri J. Vaughn
Jill Marie Jones
Clutchettes and gentleman – as always please feel free to add on to the list!