By Glennisha Morgan
With so many Black queer women flourishing in entertainment, ELIXHER decided to bring you a weekly round up. Every Saturday, you can find out what’s happening on television, in music and everywhere in between. This week’s installment features model, fashion designer and actress Isis King, rapper Siya, author and actress Felicia Snoop Pearson, The Game‘s Yana and more.
Isis King Attends Premiere of New Movie Hello Forever
On April 7, model, fashion designer and actress Isis King attended the premiere of her new movie Hello Forever at the WorldFest Film Festival in Houston. The film tells the story of four courageous women who are faced with the harsh realities of poverty, prejudice, and corruption. It’s up for five awards at the film festival. Check out the trailer below.
Rapper Siya To Star In New Oxygen Reality Show
Oxygen is currently rebranding its network and adding seven new series. The new slate includes a reality show called Sisterhood of Hip Hop, which Grammy award-winning rapper T.I. is producing. The series follows upcoming rappers Siya, Brianna Perry, Diamond, Bia and Nyemiah Supreme as they live, love and attempt to make it big in the music industry. Siya posted a video on Instagram shouting out T.I. for the opportunity and for being a part of helping her break barriers in the LGBT community.
Felicia Snoop Pearson Works On Documentary About Her Life
On April 5, author and actress Felicia Snoop Pearson re-posted a message on Instagram from entertainment manager Yandy Smith. The message stated that Pearson is Smith’s new client and they’re currently shooting a documentary about her autobiographic book. The title of the film is Grace After Midnight Pain. Learn more here.
The Game‘s Bisexual Trainer, Yana, Attempts To Get Over Break Up With Girlfriend
During this week’s episode (Season 7: EP 7) of BET’s The Game personal trainer Yana (played by Danielle Nicolet) attempts to get over the break up with her girlfriend Shawnna by going to a lesbian club and using Malik as her wingman. While at the club, Malik runs into his ex-assistant and Yana punches her in defense of Malik. After Malik and Yana leave the club, they end up having a conversation about exes, where Yana reveals to Malik that she is bisexual. Malik then tells Yana that they should have sex and the conversation went downhill from there. Check out a snippet from the episode (“Was that a Hobbit joke?” Ha!):
Awaiting the ReturnThe Fosters
For those waiting on the return of ABC Family’s The Fosters, be sure to mark your calendar. The series returns on Monday, June 16. Multiracial actress Sherri Saum who plays Lena on the show is expecting twins this month. In the season finale, we find out her lesbian character is also with child. Lena Foster and her wife Stef get pregnant with a known donor who refuses to sign away his paternal rights. We can’t wait to see how things unfold in the next season. In the meantime you can follow the show on Twitter at @TheFostersABCF or catch up on episodes at ABCFamily.com (must sign in with a TV provider).
Danielle and Aisha Moodie-Mills Cover Equal Pay On Politini
This week on Politini wife duo Danielle and Aisha Moodie-Mills covered equal pay and had Grammy-award winning singer Beyonce to help them out. Check out the clip below.
The Real World‘s Ari Fitz Shares She and Ashley Are Still Together
At the beginning of The Real World: Explosion reunion show, which aired Tuesday, openly gay castmate Ari Fitz admitted that she and Ashley are still together. The reality show surprised the roommates this season by ambushing them with the arrival of their exes. Ari and Ashley rekindled their romance and were one of the few couples that had a healthy relationship on-camera. Check out the clip below.
Glennisha Morgan serves as ELIXHER’s Entertainment Editor. She is the founder of The Fembassy (a blog that is solely dedicated to women MCs), a multimedia journalist, photographer and filmmaker. During her career she has interviewed people like Russell Simmons, La La Anthony, MC Lyte, Brendon Ayanbadejo, Laverne Cox, and Marsha Ambrosius. In 2010, Glennisha was featured in BET’s first original music documentary, ‘My Mic Sounds Nice.’