September 30, 2016

Nia Long Is Joining The Cast of Netflix's 'Dear White People'

Pictured, actress Nia Long

Written by Mike Orie of TheConsciousTip.com

The film turned Netflix comedy series 'Dear White People' is adding new stars to it's cast just in time for production.

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Nia Long is joining the cast of 'Dear White People.' Long will play the role of Neika Hobbs. Hobbs will appear as an African American studies professor at the series fictional Winchester University.

Long is most notable for her work as an actress in films such as Big Mama's House, Are We There Yet, Best Man, Soul Food and Friday. She most recently starred in the ABC series Uncle Buck.

Dear White People first made its debut in theaters back in 2014. The film tells the story of four black students at an Ivy League college and the comedy series is based on the earlier released biopic. The 10-episode series is expected to go into production this month, with an anticipated 2017 release.

What are your thoughts on Nia Long being added to the cast?

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Mike "Orie" Mosley is a freelance writer/photographer and cultural advocate from St. Louis. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Arts, Entertainment & Media Management from Columbia College Chicago and a Masters in Higher Education Administration from LSU. He is also the co-founder of music and culture website www.theconscioustip.com. In his spare time, he's probably listening to hip hop & neo soul music, hitting up brunch or caught up in deep conversations about Black music. You can follow him on Twitter @mike_orie or on Instagram @mikeorie


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