Black Hair On The New Orphan Annie – Literally A New Twist

Article Snippet: “Her hair is just wild,” Rooks notes. In this version, Annie is played by the African-American actress Quvenzhané Wallis, who was nominated for an Oscar for her role in Beasts of the Southern Wild. And Rooks says Wallis’ hair, as Annie, continues to stand out.


Editor’s Note: A very uplifting article talking about the new “Annie” movie coming out and the new dynamic of having black hair as a central part in the promotion of the movie. I am just now hearing about this movie, I’ve been out of the loop but I’d like to see it now. My boy Jamie Foxx is in it too. Here are my favorite quotes from the article:

  • “The ‘fro is too political or too threatening or too black or something?”
  • “what we hear is that white mothers do not know what to do with black children’s hair.”
  • “It’s difficult for us to find cultural productions that are about the love and care of little black children, I give them two thumbs up for that.”

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