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Jada Pinkett-Smith on The View

Monday, June 13th, 2011

Today Jada Pinkett Smith was on The View to get the word out about the upcoming third season of her show Hawthorne. She actually spent more time talking about her husband and her children than she spent talking about her show.

I have a lot of respect and admiration for Jada because she, like many of us working wives and mothers, is continually balancing both the pursuit of her own dreams and aspirations and the needs of her husband and children. Her husband, Will Smith, needs no introduction as one of the most, if not the most, successful male actor(s) in Hollywood. Her son, Jaden, enjoys a tremendous acting career that many in Hollywood still aspire to have. Her daughter, Willow surprised even her mother with the success of her single “whip my hair” which has earned her the title of “pop sensation”. As if all that were not enough, Jada is the star of Hawthorne, a successful television show which is back for the third season.

I was particularly pleased to see Jada Pinkett Smith yesterday because the story of her life is one of success and positivity. Recently, there seems to be a so much coverage, in the media, of black women either being spoken about negatively or being reported for bad acts such as robbery and throwing babies out of moving cars or acting in reality shows that portray them negatively.

There is a stereotype that black women cannot maintain marriages and that they are angry and difficult to deal with so women like Jada Pinkett Smith are a welcome breath of fresh air. She not only has maintained her marriage for fourteen years, but she still even after all those years has wonderful things to say about her husband, Will Smith. To Mrs. Smith, I say “You go girl!”