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Fly Interview: Miki Howard and Teyonah Parris Discuss Howard’s New Biopic and Overcoming Struggles with SFPL TV

Singer Miki Howard and actress Teyonah Parris stopped by the studio earlier last week ago to discuss TV One’s upcoming biopic Love Under New Management: The Miki Howard Story. 

Parris is charged with playing Howard in the film that examines the talented singer’s career; both the ups and the downs along with her personal struggles. While sitting with SFPL TV the duo discuss the importance of sharing our stories, even our darkness ones in order to uplift and set the example that you are more than your circumstances and can overcome whatever you may be facing.

Love Under New Management: The Miki Howard Story premieres tonight at 8/7c on TV One as part of their Unsung series. In the meantime watch Howard and Parris talk the film and the process to make it below.

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We Love: Essence Debuts #BlackGirlMagic Issue For Black History Month

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In celebration of Black History Month Essence magazine announced their first #BlackGirlMagic issue. The aptly named issue aims to highlight trailblazing women of color who are shaping the future. #BlackGirlMagic’s Class of 2016 cover stars include actresses Teyonah Parris of Chi-Raq and Yara Shadidi of Black-ish, alongside activist Johnetta “Netta” Elzie.

“Being a part of this reemergence of a movement both pro-diversity and pro-woman is the best part of being a black girl,” 16-year-old Shahidi told Essence.

Other notable women of color being honored as part of Essence’s “Class of 2016” include Aja Naomi King, Bree Newsome, Willow Smith, Zendaya, and Quvenzhane Wallis. These amazing women are being recognized for they have accomplished in their respective fields. The issue hits newsstands everywhere Friday, Jan. 8th.

Source: Essence

By: Arlene Danna