In a perfect world, men and women would receive equal pay. African American women would be presented the same opportunities as their white counterparts. Rejection would be based on qualifications rather than race.
Unfortunately, this world is far from perfect, however, there are people, more specifically women, who have dedicated their time, money and education to make a positive change. They’ve used their experiences and their encounters with injustices to fight and/or create more opportunities for their children and their children’s children, in an effort to make the world a better place. They’ve put our pain and problems on their backs and created space for change, new opportunities for our brothers and sisters to excel and succeed in a world that is designed against us. This is #BlackExcellence. These are Ballerific Women.
One of those special individuals is Alani Nicole “La La” Anthony, who is best known for her work as a television personality.
The Brooklyn-bred host, actress, producer, businesswoman and New York Times best-selling author began her career at the tender age of 15. As a high school student, La La spent her free time interning at a Atlanta radio station, which then transitioned to her own show, Future Flavas, with rapper Ludacris.
After a few more years in radio, La La took her talents to television and joined MTV – hosting one of the network’s most popular shows, ‘Total Request Live.’ From there she opened her own business in the industry, just before jumping into film. With appearances in movies such as ’Two Can Play That Game’ and ‘Think Like a Man’, La La’s acting career flourished for over a decade- all while she tapped into reality and scripted television.
However, outside of La La’s widespread on-screen success, the actress’ empire expands far beyond her media career. La La has created a cosmetics line for women of color, she has launched a clothing line, she has released a book and produced for Broadway.
La La is a force to be reckoned with a charismatic personality and tireless work ethic. She is a ballerific woman!