On Saturday, April 3, Lifetime debuted a biopic on the gospel music legend Mahalia Jackson, Robin Roberts Presents: Mahalia.
Mahalia was a bit before my time, but my mother grew up listening to her in her grandmother’s house so for that reason it was important for me to watch. I won’t give you details but I’ll say Lifetime got this one right, in my opinion Especially the casting.
Danielle Brooks, also co-executive producer of the film, can dive into any role and bring it to life. Through her acting and producing Brooks takes on a journey through Mahalia’s fertility woes, her entrepreneurship and her role in the civil rights movement. Of course, we want to know what you think, give us your review in the comments!