Your Friendly Black Sidekick

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Black girls growing up in the 90's grew up seeing actors who looked like them on film. But these child actors were rarely in the spotlight. Usually, the spunky black kids were cast as sidekicks on childhood adventures. Producer B.A. Parker navigates the feeling of being relegated to the sidelines with a little help from her favorite ‘90s Black child actresses.

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