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People have been debating for the past couple of months over Mr. Tyler Perry and whether he will be able recreate the classic For Colored Girls Only choreopoem. In less than a week, on November 5th, we will all have the chance to see it come to the life on the big screen. One factor that one cannot deny is the top talent that has been hand-picked to recreate this classic and powerful story-line. On the cover of the December issue of Essence, not only are the A-list actresses in elegant gowns, but also the scrumptious actors as well are on the back cover.

Actress Anika Rose states “. . . I want this film to awaken people to the power of Black actresses. I want people to know there are things that Black women go through that aren’t slavery or hip-hop. I want people to know Black women as Americans . . . ”

On the front cover Janet Jackson, Whoopi Goldberg, Thandie Newton, Anika Noni Rose, Kerry Washington, Phylicia Rashad, Kimberly Elise, Loretta Devine, and Tessa Thompson all pose in the color which they are associated with in the movie.

The handsome men who grace the back cover are Tyler Perry, Richard Lawson, Hill Harper, Omari Hardwick, Khalil Kain, and Michael Ealy.

-Ellisa Oyewo

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