Tia Mowry-Hardrict & Tamera Mowry-Housley Were Denied The Cover Of A Magazine Just For Being Black

Now that the hit sitcom, “Sister, Sister” has made its way back onto our television screens, we’re getting a glimpse of twin sisters Tamera Mowry-Housley and Tia Mowry-Hardict as they arrived on the Hollywood scene!


Tia Mowry-Hardict just revealed the two of them faced racism and discrimination they endured as teens. On “Entertainment Tonight”, the 42-year-old actress shared, “ My sister [Tamera] and I wanted to be on the cover of this very popular [teenage] magazine at the time. We were told that we couldn’t be on the cover of the magazine because we were Black and we would not sell.”


She reflects on how that affected her, “I will never forget that. I will never forget where I was, and I wish I would have spoken up,” Tia regrets not speaking up, “ I wish I would have had the courage to speak out and say that wasn’t right.”



Tia also elaborated on what it was like to be a young Black girl growing up in Hollywood. “ I would feel insecure about my hair being young and being in the business, I never saw girls like me,” she says. “ I never saw girls that, you know, were embracing their curls or I never saw curly hair being portrayed as beautiful.”


The now, wife, and mother of two revels in her excitement for how things have changed and how we celebrate women of all hair types and shades.



“I love that now I’m seeing images that are really embracing natural, beautiful, curly hair and just beautiful Black women in all shades- dark, light skin, brown,” she continues, “…seeing those images is what helped me embrace my natural beauty.”


What are your thoughts on the discrimination the Mowry sisters faced back then? Will things change?


For More Tia & Tamera News:

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