Gloria MangiComment

These 3 ladies are repping the motherland at the Emmys

Gloria MangiComment
These 3 ladies are repping the motherland at the Emmys

This Emmy Award season will be rich with black excellence from Hollywood and these 3 queens are representing the motherland. Read on to find out more about these 3 queens:

Issa Rae

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“Insecure” creator and star Issa Rae nabbed a nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, as the return of her HBO series inches toward its Aug. 12 premiere. Issa Rae's father is a doctor orginally from Senegal and her mother is a school teacher from Louisiana.

TIffany Haddish

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Tiffany Haddish continues her steamroll through Hollywood, earning a nod for her turn as host of “Saturday Night Live’s,” where she was the first black female comedian to take on the gig. Tiffany's father  Tsihaye Reda Haddish, was a refugee from Eritrea, and was from an Eritrean Jewish family. Her mother, Leola, was an African-American small business owner and a Jehovah's Witness.

Letita Wright

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Letitia Wright gave a star-making performance as scientist Shuri in the Marvel blockbuster this past spring, and now she has been nominated for Best Movie/Mini Supporting Actress for her role as Nish in the ‘Black Mirror’ episode ‘Black Museum.’ Letita Wright was born in Georgetown, Guyana before Her family moved to London when she was seven years old.

Gloria Mangi is an award winning, creative, journalist, activist and founder of the award winning African Queens Project and host of Queen Things Podcast.