My Nubian Queen

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Her hair is like that of the darkest night,
Her eyes are of deep ebony brown,
Yet her smile is like non-other I’ve seen thus far,
She is my Nubian Queen!
The lips she posses are of rose petals,
Her touch is of heaven descent,
Her beauty is rare as is natural,
A black woman, also my queen.
Though no one is truly perfect,
In my eyes she can do no wrong,
My Nubian Queen everlasting…
For me there can be only her.
To comfort me in my time of morn,
To help lift me if I should fall,
To believe there’s hope when all else fails,
She’s merely being herself…also my Nubian Queen.
A strong black woman she is indeed,
Also passionate with understanding as well,
This woman would never leave my side,
For love is never a question within my mind,
My Lady, my Queen for all times…

Poem written by Antonio Mitchell

Jillian Reeves

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Jillian Reeves was born on November 12,1980 in Columbia, South Carolina, USA as Jillian Pollock-Reeves. She is an actress and producer, known for Let’s Talk (2006), CSI: Miami (2002) and Ward of the State (2016).  She also appeared in films such as China Doll,Hope Reigns and Coupled with Love.

Javicia Leslie

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Javicia Leslie was born in Augsburg, Germany. She moved to Maryland at a young age and was raised in Upper Marlboro near Washington, DC. She started performing at the tender age of four, doing plays and commercials. While in college, Leslie ventured into pageantry, winning the title of Miss Hampton University her junior year.

Ms. Leslie is a child of the theater, having performed in many plays since childhood. These include August Wilson’s Seven Guitars, Ntozake Shange’s For Colored Girls, and Bob Fosse’s Chicago, performed at the local theater.

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Throughout her life, Ms. Leslie took much interest in dance. She studied tap, jazz, and ballet for many years, going on to compete in many competitions.

Sabrina Revelle

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Sabrina Revelle is an actress and producer, known for 2 Broke Girls (2011), Instant Mom (2013) and Switched at Birth (2011).  She also has appeared in films like After Autumn,Back Then,By TheWay,The Navigation System,Hot Box and Save Me from Love.

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Numa Perrier

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Numa Perrier was born on December 14,1979. First Generation Haitian American, Numa Perrier is an actress, visual artist, filmmaker, and pioneer of online entertainment. She is Co-Founder of the network Black&SexyTV where she nurtures projects from script to screen. She is the co-writer and star of the popular series “The Couple” which landed a development deal with HBO with Spike Lee attached as Executive Producer.

Numa is co-creator and writer for the network’s hit series Roomieloverfriends (BET) and is creator and director of the controversial mockumentary, Yellow : The Pleasures and Problems of the Light Skinned Black Man. She’s responsible for co-writing and developing crowd favorite Hello Cupid, (Official Selection Tribeca NOW 2014), She also co-created the networks first all male talk show Minute Man, as well as series Becoming Nia, and Sexless. She has been at the helm of several short films in the dramatic, experimental, and fashion genres.

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Numa’s work as a trans-media artist exploring themes of identity, the feminine landscape, sensuality, and unconventional family dynamics, has her in the forefront of emerging contemporary artists. She creates primarily film, video, and large scale installation works.

Numa was selected as 1 of 6 honorees for Tribeca Film Institutes inaugural writers fellowship program – Through Her Lens for her script Jezebel.

Jeanine Daniels

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It was early in life when Jeanine figured out that she had a knack for telling stories. This was evident when she wrote and self-published her first book in the 3rd grade. In elementary school her precocious talent for writing, comedy and expressive arts were apparent and Jeanine excelled in the creative arts.

Throughout her young life, her music industry father constantly exposed her to a diverse collection of musical genres, from African drum to Zydeco, from Celtic to Riverdance, and everything in between. Her ear and love for music developed right alongside her love for writing.

As Jeanine’s school years proceeded, she participated in many writing and acting workshops. She attended Hamilton High School in Los Angeles where she was enrolled in the Communications Arts Academy. It was there she was asked by her A.P English teacher to participate in “Write Girl,” a mentoring program that allows high school girls to team up with professional women writers in the entertainment industry. Jeanine’s work can be seen in three of the Write Girl’s published anthologies. Jeanine remains an active alumni member of Write Girls and is often asked to speak at events on behalf of the organization.

While still a senior in high school, Jeanine became an intern in the TV/Literary Department at Edmunds Entertainment. Soon afterwards she was accepted into Pitzer College in Claremont, CA. However, she decided to continue her internship well into her freshman year.

In 2007 Jeanine attended the University of Peking (also, known as Beijing University) for a semester of classes in her chosen discipline, Media Studies.  She was among a select group of Pitzer students chosen for this invaluable immersion in Chinese culture. She quickly picked up the Mandarin language and became quite adept at speaking at a conversational level.

After graduating from Pitzer with a B.S in Media Studies in 2008, Jeanine began working at Los Angeles based KCET, a PBS affiliate where she was Assistant to the Vice President of Program Planning and Development. Here she began to hone a variety of useful skills in the area of production, pitch meetings and development. Her ability to learn quickly and a strong desire to succeed became evident and she was offered a full time position, one in which she declined because of her personal goals, which were yet to be achieved.

While working at KCET, she met and began working with Dennis Dortch (A Good Day to be Black and Sexy) as a Production Assistant, producer and writer. She would later team up with Numa Pierre and Brian Ali to shape and provide creative energy to what eventually became Black&Sexy TV.

After spending a brief amount of time at the Osbrink Talent Agency and ABC in 2009, Jeanine was soon in her element in early 2010 as the Animation Coordinator for Mad at Warner Bros. studios.  Jeanine found herself spending as much time as possible in the writers room where she honed her skills at joke writing, comedic timing, script formation, and editing. Under the tutelage and direction of creator and producer Kevin Schinick, . she gained valuable experience in all aspects of animation production, creation and design.

After a year at WB she began working in earnest with the Black&Sexy TV team taking on several jobs, among them content producer and writer. Continuing to seek work as independent animation producer Jeanine  was able to acquire a number of valuable skills by accepting short assignments. One such assignment landed her a position in the Disney Animation department where she worked with creator and producer Tom Ruegger (Animaniacs, Tiny Toon Adventures).

Since 2008 Jeanine has been a part of the brain trust that created Black&Sexy TV.  Her creative influence on the organization can be seen in the characters she has created and her diverse approach to the production process.

Basing the storyline and characters from her life, Jeanine created a series called “The Couple”.  Crafted and directed by Dennis Dortch, the series is now in development with HBO. In addition, Jeanine created the web series “That Guy” and co-created the talk show “Minute Man”.

The songs and artists featured on That Guy have grown in popularity right along with the series. Near the end of season two Jeanine spearheaded and collaborated with various musicians to create two different mix tapes from the songs that were featured on the web series. Filming is also underway on a documentary about a group of these underground artists.

On Christmas Day, 2014, Black & Sexy TV released Jeanine’s first feature film, “That Guy Movie,” based on the popular web series she created.  Distributed on the VHX pay-per-view platform, the film has garnered rave reviews and thousands of paid views, leading fans of the film and the series to launch an online petition to bring the beloved characters back for a third season.

As she did with the season-ending finale for the first two seasons of the ‘That Guy’ web series, Jeanine capped off the “That Guy Movie” release with a free downloadable soundtrack mixtape featuring some of LA’s hottest underground artists.  She will continue to focus on music and the art of storytelling through her production company, nine27 Entertainment.