While on the treadmill yesterday, I watched CNN do a story on the opening weekend of Disney's The Princess and the Frog. This feature-length cartoon marks the first time Disney has featured an African American princess as a lead female character. It's a milestone worth celebrating. And as the CNN story reported, all over the country, young black girls attended the movie's opening dressed as princesses, not unlike these four lovelies.
Unfortunately, the CNN reporter referred to the young black girls at the theater as "fair maidens."