Women’s History Month: Salli Richardson-Whitfield

March is Women’s History Month and was started in 1981 as “Women’s History Week.” It later officially became a month long celebration in 1995. Join Vibin’ Courtside during the entire month of March as we celebrate just a few of the women who are currently doing the dang thing!

Most may recognize Salli Richardso-Whitfield as the romantic lead in the Keenan Ivory Wayans led 1993 film A Low Down Dirty Shame. Trekkies may remember that time where she appeared on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. But for those who are on top of things; you remember Richardson-Whitfield showing off all of her acting chops as a woman struggling to come to terms with the loss of her beloved aunt in Ava DuVernay’s critically acclaimed I Will Follow (2010). Richardson-Whitfield has been able to maintain a steady presence in front of the camera since she made her debut in the 1991 film Up Against the Wall.

“I just really want to do good work and work with some great people, people who challenge me.

Richardson-Whitfield started a Kickstarter that was successfully funded on April 16, 2014 for a biography of the life and career of the legendary Lena Horne. Richardson-Whitfield will star in A Lady Must Live as the late icon with whom she shares a striking resemblance.

Richardson-Whitfield has appeared in over 20 major motion pictures and can currently be seen in a recurring role on BET’s hit series Being Mary Jane alongside Gabrielle Union.



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