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Wendy Williams Seems to Not Know that Shirley Chisholm is No Longer Alive

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Wendy Williams comes from quite a pedigree. Middle classed and Jersey-born, her family rubbed elbows with some very prestigious people. One of which was back in the was former presidential candidate, Shirley Chisholm. On Wednesday’s episode of The Wendy Williams Show, in addition to her Hot Topics and interview with one of the New Jersey […]

Viola Davis to Star In and Produce Shirley Chisholm Biopic

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Viola Davis is receiving high praise for her starring role in Widows but will soon take on the role of Shirley Chisholm in a biopic. Deadline reports Viola Davis will also serve as a producer for the film. The Fighting Shirley Chisholm will be a partnership between Davis and Amazon Studios. The film will chronicle […]

Anika Noni Rose set to Produce and Star in Shirley Chisholm Film

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After her outstanding performance as Kizzy Kinte in A&E Network‘s Roots remake, Anika Noni Rose is now the producer and star in a movie about Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm. Viola Davis, who is well known for her starring role in How To Get Away With Murder, was the original actress scheduled to star in the film when it […]

Meet The First Black Woman To Ever Run For President

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Before Barack and Hillary, there was Shirley. It was in 1972 that Shirley Chisholm, the first African American Congresswoman, declared her candidacy for President of the United States, making her both the first woman and the first African-American to do so. Seeking the Democratic nomination, Chisholm was up against politicians like George McGovern and Hubert […]