Editor Archive: The Grio

Zoe Saldana Reportedly Cast as Miles Davis’ Wife in Biopic

Fans already excited about Don Cheadle’s upcoming Miles Davis biopic “Kill the Trumpet Player” should welcome some new casting news.

“Star Trek: Into Darkness” star Zoe Saldana has reportedly been cast opposite Cheadle as Frances Davis, the legendary jazz musician’s first wife, who appeared on Davis’ iconic “Someday My Prince Will Come” album cover.

Essence Study Reveals Stereotypes of Black Women in Media Prevail

Essence magazine has just released the results of its “Images of Black Women in Media” study. Featured in the November issue of the magazine, the Essence study was conducted to provide a sounding board for confronting a growing crop of negative images of African-American women, while providing a message of hope for revitalizing contemporary views of them.