The internet has been ablaze this week talking about Black women. Most of the discussions surround the Super Bowl features of Jennifer Hudson leading the Sandy Hook Elementary choir in the pre-game show, Alicia Keys’ rendition of the National Anthem (She kept it low key and accompanied herself on piano.), and of course the infamous half-time show featuring Beyonce.
Yet there was other groundbreaking, (and in my personal opinion) much more important Black women’s history revealed last weekend—that’s when Lifetime made a bold move to reveal the world premiere of “Betty and Coretta.”
The movie tells the little known story of the friendship that developed between Dr. Betty Shabazz (widow of slain Civil Rights Activist, Malcolm X) and Mrs. Coretta Scott King (widow of slain Civil Rights Activist, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.). I write about their stories, justice work, and friendship at @UrbanFaith, noting the importance their legacies mean for all of us. Check it out here.