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Gina Torres: “Go Over There And Conquer The World”

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Gina Torres: “Go Over There And Conquer The World”


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Beloved for her roles in the Matrix trilogy, Nebula in Hercules, Cleopatra in the cult-hit Xenia: Warrior Princess and gun-slinging, alien-slaying Zoe Washburne in Firefly, just to name just a few, the statuesque Gina Torres is currently presiding over her own law firm on USA Network’s legal drama Suits. She plays Jessica Pearson, who is the biggest baddest, take-no-stuff characters Torres has ever portrayed. Not only is she the chess master behind the firm’s every move, but she exclusively wears sky-high heels — allowing the five-foot-ten actress the unprecedented opportunity to tower over every man onscreen.

Her character has remained one of the best female characters on television over the past few…

Please read original article Gina Torres: “Go Over There And Conquer The World” posted on Healthy Black Girls on 25 April 2017 | 2:55 pm —

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The image of the butterfly has come to define the many expressions of the feminine black consciousness and for a good reason. The butterfly is the perfect articulation of the exquisite beauty of nature. Whether tiny or large, brightly colored or more subdued, the butterfly’s allure is undeniable. Each one displays its own unique patterns and hues, and no one species outshines any other.

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Similarly, there is no one ideal image of a black woman -- each is gorgeous in her right. All African-Americans share a glorious history of struggle and perseverance that has funneled into the modern black renaissance. And, like the graceful butterfly, the awakened black woman exemplifies the dazzling beauty of that cultural evolution.

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