Strong Black Legends is a weekly show brought to you by Netflix and Strong Black Lead that honors the best of black Hollywood. Every Tuesday, host Tracy Clayton sits down with the legends that paved the way for black representation both on and off screen.
This week, in our special bonus episode of Strong Black Legends, Tracy sits down with the legendary Halle Berry. They talk about Halle’s directorial debut Bruised where she flexes her triple threat muscles as an actor, director and producer. Halle gives us a glimpse into what it’s really like being called “The Most Beautiful Person in the World." Spoiler alert: It's not what you think. And we celebrate the iconic and beloved classic BAPS! Plus, Tracy makes sure Ms. Halle Berry gets all the flowers she deserves.
Okay, The B.A.P.S. Are Back In Town
If you like Strong Black Legends, you'll love Okay, Now Listen, with Scottie Beam and Sylvia Obell. New episodes every other Thursday. From Netflix and Strong Black Lead.
In this episode, Scottie & Sylvia revisit the amazing yet sometimes overlooked 1997 film, B.A.P.S., with Halle Berry and Natalie Desselle Reid. Then they dive into a conversation about what makes a movie a Black classic or Blassic. Plus their “Officially Unofficial Rules of Blassics,” including some of their favorite Blassics of all time. And finally, they share a Blassic film they secretly still haven’t seen.
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This week, in our special season two finale, Tracy sits down with the legendary triple threat Debbie Allen. They talk about Debbie’s time at Howard University and how she got her role, on and off screen, on the set of tv series, Fame. They also talk about Debbie and Phylicia Rashad’s feature on Solange Knowles’ When I Get Home. Plus, Tracy gives flowers to the ultimate queen, Queen Latifah.
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This week, Tracy sits down with 90s heartthrob, Bumper Robinson. They get into his time as a child actor on Warner Brother studio lots, his extensive voice acting career, and the Tupac episode of A Different World. Plus Tracy gives flowers to one of the many sources of black girl magic, natural hair.
This week, Tracy sits down with Brooklyn-born legend, Omar Epps! The two talk about his breakout role, alongside Tupac Shakur, in Juice and his second time playing another guy named Q in Love and Basketball. They also talk about Omar’s time before his Hollywood career as a student at LaGuardia High School aka the school from Fame. Plus, Tracy heads to the streets of Brooklyn to find out folks’ favorite jams to play at the barbecue and gives flowers to cookout music.
Okay y’all. Boomerang. No mention of the first Eddie Murphy and Martin Lawrence collaboration. John Witherspoon, Chris Rock, AND Hallie Berry. Come on y’all.
But I need Tracy to stop talking over the guests. It’s too much input when I’m trying to listen. Also bring back Strong Black Laughs with Janelle. We need both of em.
I love everything about this pod
But I’d be disingenuous if I didn’t say even if I hated it, I’d still love it because BILL BELLAMY. Naturally.