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'For Colored Girls' Cast on December Cover of ESSENCE

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"...I want this film to awaken people to the power of Black actresses. I want people to know there are things that Black women go through that aren't slavery or hip-hop. I want people to know Black women as Americans..."   --Anika Noni RoseFor decades, Ntozake Shange's play -- "For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf" -- has been the Aha! and the Amen! for Black women. Now Tyler Perry's Hollywood adaptation introduces the work to a new generation. In defiance of his critics, the media mogul is determined to turn Shange's choreopoem into Oscar gold.