Ballerina Misty Copeland is one of many women we’re celebrating during March, Women’s History Month. Raised in the Seattle area, Copeland overcome huge obstacles, including a public court battle with her own mother, to excel in her chosen career. She became the first ever African-American soloist for the American Ballet Theater and is now considered among dance’s greatest performers. Her memoir Life In Motion: My Story of Adversity and Grace was just released.
The men are doing their thing this week as well. Robin Thicke, currently on the “Get My Woman Back” tour, stops into Madison Square Garden with K Michelle (we’re sure those two have a lot to talk about) and Jamie Foxx is in Atlantic City, while Keith Sweat checks into Hampton, VA.
In the movies, 300 returns for its second chapter 300 Rise of an Empire. OWN is hot this weekend with Tyler Perry, Nia Long and Kym Whitley’s Raising Joshua’s explosive season finale.
Read on for more of what’s happening this weekend.
HOT ON TV:
All Times Eastern
Friday, March 7
Daddy’s Little Girls
Idris Elba is a single father who finds love with snooty lawyer Gabrielle Union in this Tyler Perry movie
BET, 7:30 p.m.
Tyler Perry, Nia Long, Iyanla and Kym Whitley get together to talk about single moms in reel and real life
Saturday, March 8
The Gabby Douglas Story
Lifetime, 10 p.m.
If you missed it the first time, watch young Gabby Douglas become an Olympic champion. Regina King plays her supportive mother.
OWN, 9 p.m.
Kym doesn’t know what to do when Joshua’s birthmother wants to reenter his life
Sunday, March 9
Omar Epps stars in the show that questions what might happen if the dead came back to life
ABC, 8 p.m.
Blood, Sweat and Heels
Bravo, 8 p.m.
The latest in reality shows follows several young women in media and other high-powered gigs in New York City
Life In Motion: My Story of Adversity and Grace
Ballerina Misty Copeland, the first African-American to solo in American Ballet Theater history tells the story of her difficult journey to ballet stardom
300: Rise of an Empire
In the second 300 movie, General Themistokles tried to protect Greece from opposing Persian forces
Friday, March 7
What In The Weekend With Nikki Woods: The Fabulous Misty Copeland was originally published on blackamericaweb.com