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Cicely Tyson’s continued success is a reminder that some women do have staying power in Hollywood

By Nina Steele To call Cicely Tyson a legend would not only be appropriate, it would be expected. As a 93 year old actress, she is still very much in demand.… Read the rest

The closer you get to your destiny the smaller the crowd becomes

By Nina Steele They say you know the truth when you hear it, and boy, did this one resonate with me. As I have said many times before, I am no longer into religion and haven’t been for a very long time.… Read the rest

The story of June Cross is a reminder of how far America has come in terms of interracial relationships

By Nina Steele Documentary filmmaker June Cross , who has no children, was born to a white mother and a black father. The year was 1954.… Read the rest

Miriam Margolyes is known for her plain speaking and her views on children are no exception

By Nina Steele 76 year old actress, Miriam Margolyes, who has no children, is known for being quite outspoken. To say that she is a strong character would be to put it mildly.… Read the rest

Comedian and actress Lynne Koplitz speaks candidly about her choice not to have children

By Nina Steele Lynne Koplitz is 49 and happily childfree. After 22 years of hard graft, her career is finally taking off in a big way.… Read the rest

Dalida: the woman whose immense musical success was only dwarfed by her tragic private life

By Nina Steele Dalida’s rendition of the song ‘Je suis malade’, which translates in English as ‘I am ill’, is haunting and inevitably draws comparison to her life and state of mind at the time.… Read the rest

The similarities between the real Meghan Markle and the character she plays in the TV series “Suits” are quite striking

By Nina Steele As a fan of the TV series Suits, what makes the show so special in my view, is its portrayal of its leading ladies as strong and in charge of their own destinies.… Read the rest

Chelsea Handler explores issues making headlines in a style that’s both entertaining and hard-hitting

By Nina Steele “Chelsea Does” is a 2016, 4-part Netflix documentary series in which Chelsea Handler delves into issues that are hot topics today.… Read the rest

Childfree actress and director Kathy Burke says powerful men in the movie business showed no interest in her as she is not “conventionally pretty”

By Nina Steele I never thought I would live long enough to witness what’s currently happening in the movie industry. It’s fair to say that many of us have heard of the infamous ‘casting couch’.… Read the rest

The plight of the cobalt-mining children in the Democratic Republic of the Congo may make you rethink your relationship with your smartphone

By Nina Steele 
Photograph: Sky News
The Democratic Republic of the Congo was once called Zaire. As a country, Zaire was influential throughout the whole of Africa, in great part because its brand of music was the dance music of choice for many Africans.… Read the rest