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Hey guys! I am EXTREMELY excited to introduce you to a special group of women. As some of you who follow me on Facebook may know, I have been tapped as one of the hosts of a new, original program on Magic Johnson’s Aspire network (check here for local listings). Exhale is a unique talk show featuring views and well, real talk, about issues pertinent to African American women. It features strong women, not only in front of the camera but behind the scenes too; I feel incredibly honored and blessed to work on it.
So I this week I’m introducing you to my co-hosts and the women behind the concept. You’ve already met Issa Rae, Angela Burt-Murray and Erin Jackson; today it’s time to say hi to Malinda Williams. Oh, you say you know her? Seen her movie and TV projects? Well, what you know is the tip of the iceberg. Malinda is warm, funny, smart and scrappy; and her talents don’t end once the camera stops rolling. Read more about this lovely lady and don’t forget to catch Exhale, Wednesdays, on Aspire!
I am extremely happy. Life is good.
Everything will be alright. Live life with no stress, worries or regrets.
That I now know myself better than anyone else on this planet.
Pay off all debt and live without owing anyone anything.
Not worrying. Staying faithful and knowing that God and The Universe always brings me exactly what I am seeking.
Daily prayers of gratitude for what I currently have.
I have not one.
The Golden Rule: Treat others the way you wish to be treated.
I am a procrastinator. I’m getting better though. It’s one thing I am conciously working on now.
My ability to keep getting up and moving forward in spite of anything.
When I am with my family all gathered at one of our homes, swimming and enjoying bar-b-cue with the kids.
Love, nurturing, ambitious, serious, happy, loyal, bossy, outspoken, open, inquisitive.
If you ask this talented actress some of her career goals, she will tell you, I just want to portray African-American women accurately, because that is all I represent; not necessarily positively or negatively, just correctly. Malinda has also graced the silver screen in the Outkast film, Idlewild (Universal). Idlewild is Malinda’s first starring role in a major musical production. In this period piece, also starring Big Boi and Andre 3000, Malinda portrays Zora, the wife of Rooster (Big Boi).
Best known for her role as “Bird” on the hit television series SoulFood, this busy mom always finds time to mentor young women and work with non- profit organizations such as Black Girls Rock!, Take Wings and Chrysalis Foundations. An extremely passionate motivational speaker, Malinda’s words on leadership, self-esteem and self-motivation leave no doubts as to why success continually finds it’s way to her door.