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This documentary explores the accomplishments and inspirations of African-American women and examines some of the issues they face in contemporary society. The program, hosted by actresses Queen Latifah and Halle Berry, discusses women's efforts to balance work and family, deal with economic stress, health matters, and interpersonal relationships. Also featured are interviews with Nobel laureate Maya Angelou, Academy Award-winning actress Esther Rolle, choreographer Debbie Allen, economist Juliane Malveaux, violence prevention expert Dr. Deborah Prothrow-Stith, and Susan Taylor, editor-in-chief of Essence magazine. This is one volume in the four-part series, Images & Realities, which examines contemporary concerns and issues faced by African-American people, and discusses how solutions can be found through nurturing, shared values, and a sense of community. ~ Alice Duncan, Rovi