Thursday, May 05, 2016

Who Plays Lucious Mom On Empire?

There's nothing like a good mother! This article discusses an element of the Empire TV show that fans may find confusing.  Two actresses have played Lucious' mother on Empire: Kelly Rowland and Leslie Uggams.

Who Plays Lucious Mom On Empire?
Who Plays Lucious Mom On Empire?
Leslie Uggams has played Leah Walker in the show's most recent episodes.  While Cookie attempts to calm Lucious down about his mother, the show's leading man knows better.


Kelly Rowland played the younger Leah Walker that we all thought committed suicide:

Empire Kelly Rowland Leah Walker
Empire Kelly Rowland Leah Walker
The show continues to explore issues that are typically ignored in African American communities.  The show's first season did so through Trai Byers' character, Andre.  The show's current season has provided a more complete look into the lives of individual's with mental disorders.

While many fans race to create memes involving some of the show's intense content, it's important for us to accept some of the lessons we are learning from Fox's hip-hop series.  It may be difficult to admit it, but Cookie Lyon was mistaken when she suggested that certain conditions were "white people problems".  

The African American community must make seeing doctors and specialists on a regular basis a priority as too many common issues continue to be ignored.  It's easy to put off our problems and most of the time we decide they need to be fixed when it's too late! Do it today, because tomorrow is not promised!

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