Last night, the network premiered “Screen Queens Rising,” which explores how Black actresses, a historically overlooked and undervalued group in Hollywood, have in recent years begun to ascend to the top echelons of entertainment and American culture.
Hostin moderates an “In the Kitchen” discussion as part of the special.
“I think that with this, the power of this platform – I mean, I get to go into three million households a day, and not many people can say that. I’m in their kitchens, I’m in their living rooms, I’m in their family rooms – I think that, my goal every single day is to educate, to represent my community,” Hostin says, referring to her co-host gig on “The View.”
“And I really think long and hard about how what I say not only will reflect upon myself, but more importantly, how it will reflect upon my family and how it will reflect upon the African-American community and Latino communities. Because I do believe that role models matter and that representation matters. And there’s not really a day that goes by that someone doesn’t email me on my website or tweet me to say, ‘Thank you. Thank you for representing me or thank you for representing my viewpoint,” she continued.
“Thank you for teaching me. I didn’t know that.’ And I do it intentionally. I do the work. I do the research. And it’s sort of my mission and it’s my passion to teach people about our history. And I hope I do it well. I try to do it every single day. “