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.
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.