the color purple

Young Celie, Desreta Jackson Says Colorism In Hollywood Made Her Leave Hollywood After ‘The Color Purple’

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Coming here from the islands, I didn’t even know that I was dark-skinned, there wasn’t a color issue in my head — Desreta Jackson Desreta Jackson, best known for playing Young Celie Johnson in the 1985 Oscar Nominated Drama The Color Purple (opposite Danny Glover,...

Friday Funny: The Color Purple’s Sofia Meets Madea

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We weren’t entirely sure where Oprah Winfrey was going when pictures hit the internet showing her famous “The Color Purple” character Sofia and Tyler Perry’s Madea posing together. We wondered if the meeting would be funny and creative or awkward and cringe-worthy. We’re pleased to...