GAL APPROVED! Breast Cancer Awareness With Tichina Arnold. “Wicked” Gary Fritz At Lincoln Center. John David Washington In Amsterdam – WATCH!By Delaina Dixon & Maureen Martin | October 7, 2022 | Gal Approved
Tichina Arnold’s Directorial Debut!
It’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month. BET HER has once again partnered with producer Tressa Azarel Smallwood of MegaMind Media for BET Her Presents: The Waiting Room, a series that brings to light the health struggles experienced by black women. The Neighborhood star Tichina Arnold makes her directorial debut with Oh Baby Baby! a short feature focused on a high fashion entrepreneur trying to conceive a child, who must face the severe breast cancer repercussions caused by her IVF treatments.
Watch our Luxe Gal Maureen Martin with Tichina, who shares the importance of this project, discusses her directorial style and reveals why there’s nothing like being an NYC gal (which we know!).
Oh Baby Baby! (along with a second film directed by LisaRaye McCoy) premieres Oct. 8 at 10 pm ET/PT, on BET Her.
“Wicked” Gary Fritz Celebrates San Juan Hill
Did you know the home of New York City’s Lincoln Center used to be a vibrant Black neighborhood? The work of visual artist and musician “Wicked” Gary Fritz and New York City’s first graffiti artist crew the Ex Vandals, is on display in San Juan Hill: A New York Story. The multimedia presentation created by composer Etienne Charles shares the history of the neighborhood through sound, images and music.
Wicked spoke exclusively with the DivaGals about his contribution to San Juan Hill and the method behind the art. WATCH! Tickets to San Juan Hill: A New York Story are limitedly available. It premieres Saturday, Oct. 8 at Lincoln Center.
John David Washington In Amsterdam
Amsterdam, a new crime epic about three close friends who find themselves at the center of one of the most shocking secret plots in American history, stars John David Washington as a WWI veteran-turned-lawyer caught in the middle of a murder. Our fearless EIC Delaina Dixon spoke with John about his role and its historical impact for Ebony.com. Amsterdam is now playing in theaters.
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