Exclusive SXSW Interview: Darnaa

SXSW is underway, and one of the many musical acts you can see at the festival is R&B/pop singer Darnaa. I was happy to have a chance to catch up with her before her SXSW performance via email, and in the interview, you’ll learn more about how her musical family, what the song “Surv!val” means to her, and the special message she has for her fans.

You can learn more about Darnaa and her music at her website and you can keep up with Darnaa on Twitter.

WOC Wednesday: Taraji P. Henson

It’s #EmpireWednesday and we’re all gearing up for the 2 HOUR SEASON FINALE of one of the most explosive shows TV has seen in a long time.  I would be a bit remiss if I didn’t highlight one of the biggest stars of the show and the show’s leading lady, Taraji P. Henson, aka Cookie Lyon.

Henson remarked during a screening of the first hour of the finale that during an interview with the Hollywood Foreign Press, no one mentioned that Empire is a black television show. Instead, they talked about human struggles shown on the show.

“Love and hate and loss has no color,” she said, states Variety. “For me, that’s what I was hoping this show would do. Martin Luther King, we made it to the mountaintop!”

I’m glad Henson is finally in a project that allows people to see her immense talent week-in and week-out. Her Academy Award nomination was no fluke; she’s always had the talent, and now everyone gets to see it.

What do you love about Henson’s acting career and Cookie Lyon? Give your opinions in the comments section below!

Photo credit: Chuck Hodes

"Sleepy Hollow" Season 2 Post-Mortem: Part 2

I took on the challenge to rewatch Season 2 of Sleepy Hollow to see just how good or bad the season actually was without the fandom influences of #AbbieMillsDeservesBetter and other fan-based movements. I wanted to see the series just like how the average non-fandom viewer would. I even took notes. The results were interesting.

This is a continuation of Part 1 of the post-mortem, which you can read here.