Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Black Voices Says Alot about the Black Princess Movie

In what has been a whirlwind week of coverage, Black Voices has been quoted in the New York Times as well as in a segment on the CBS Evening News with Katie Couric regarding the newest Disney movie, "The Princess and The Frog" which presents the animated studio's first African American princess, Tiana.

Black Voices has proudly been on this story since 2006, before there was even a movie to speak of. Back then, the community boards were abuzz and this mother of a young girl who never saw herself reflected in all the plethora of Disney princess memorabilia wanted to know when, in fact, we were going to get an African American princess. A year later Disney decided to make 'The Princess and the Frog,' and unfortunately, the movie has not been without its controversy.


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