Seeing black female protagonists depicted on these shows helped me navigate childhood and the complications of being a teenager. Rita Watson — played by the incredible Lauryn Hill — offers the most compelling story. Crooklyn is one of the first films told primarily from the perspective of a black girl. It was a decade in representation that we'll never forget, the first and only of its kind for a long time. When we met and I looked at him for the first time, he was round and dignified, angry and sad, his skin darker than black.
Rita Watson — played by the incredible Lauryn Hill — offers the most compelling story.
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Stream Pariah here. Sister Act 2: Eve's Bayou thrusts us into s Louisiana and the life of year-old Eve Batiste. Share On twitter Share On twitter Share. Stream Crooklyn here. Back in the Habit here. They were lawyers, business owners, marketing executives, art dealers, writers, and teachers.