Akela Cooper

Akela Cooper – Hollywood’s Hottest Writer

#RunTheCulture Akela Cooper is a talented and accomplished writer who has made a name for herself in the entertainment industry. With a background in theatre and a passion for storytelling, Cooper has built a successful career as a television writer and producer. One of Cooper’s most notable achievements is her work on the hit TV…

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The Proud Family Show – CULTURE CLASSICS

#RunTheCulture The Proud Family show was a rare cartoon because it followed the adventures and misadventures of Penny, a 14-year-old African American girl trying to navigate through the early years of teen-dom. The show was funny but also had heart thanks to it’s positive images of a modern black family complete with loving and over-protective…

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CULTURE CLASSICS – Girlfriends

#RunTheCulture The Girlfriends TV show is featured on this edition of #CultureClassics. We take a look at one of the best representations of #BlackGirlMagic from the early 2000’s. Girlfriends is a sitcom that looks at the lives, loves, and losses of four diverse black women. Joan (the lead, every-woman attorney played by Tracee Ellis-Ross), Toni (the boougie…

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The Proud Family – CULTURE CLASSICS

#RunTheCulture This week’s #CultureClassic is the cartoon The Proud Family tv show which premiered in 2001. The Proud Family was a rare cartoon. Rare because it follows the adventures and misadventures of Penny, a 14-year-old African American girl trying to navigate through the early years of teen-dom. Cartoon shows are not normally led by black girls. Penny…