Myeisha Essex is in love with all things pop culture, thanks in large part to her hometown. This Los Angeles native has an encyclopedic knowledge of the entertainment industry and she loves a good trivia game. She received her bachelor’s degree in journalism and media studies from Bennett College for Women and her master's from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. Her work can be found in Sister 2 Sister, Harlem World Magazine, Clutch and on Essence.com. When she's not keeping up with the news or learning Beyonce's latest dance moves, she enjoys watching stand-up comedy on YouTube! Follow her on Instagram @more_about_me
According to Netlfix, the addictive jailhouse drama will return for a highly-anticipated second season in 16 weeks. The series will continue where is left off, chronicling the life of privileged New Yorker Piper Chapman as she serves a 15-month prison sentence for her part in a drug-smuggling operation.
The show, based on Piper Kerman’s real-life story, features a handful of African-American actresses, including Danielle Brooks (Taystee), Uzo Aduba (Crazy Eyes), Samira Wiley (Poussey) and transgenderadvocate Laverne Cox (Sophia Burset).