Last night was the first airing of LifeTime Television Network’s “Betty & Coretta,”
which details how the widows of civil rights icons Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
and Malcolm X
carried on as single mothers after the assassination of their husbands.
Iconic actress Ruby Dee is the narrator, hip-hop artist Mary J. Blige boldly takes on the role of Betty Shabazz and Angela Bassett takes on the role of Coretta Scott King in the made for tv film.
While the daughters of both Malcolm X and Martin Luther King have spoken out against the biopic, stating that the portrayals of their mother’s weren’t quite accurate, it still makes for an entertaining movie.
Watch the full video of LifetimeTV’s ‘Betty & Coretta’ + read the family’s take on the movie below… Continue Reading…