I know all of you remember the big Cosmo GIRL controversy over Kiri Davis’s film A Girl Like Me.
Well after all of that drama, the winner of the contest has finally been announced. Kiri won the Take Action Hollywood Film Contest! Thanks to regular reader Kezia for letting me know.

Kiri Davis will walk away with a $10,000 grant from Take Action Hollywood, a Windows Vista Ultimate laptop, an iPod Shuffle, and a Target gift card. And the respect of women of color around the world who were touched by her powerful message. I sincerely hope that her victory did not spring from the controversy. The quality of her work is award-worthy, and that’s undeniable.

If you still haven’t seen A Girl Like Me, click here.Congratulations, Kiri! You did us all proud!

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chica says:
July 24, 2007, 8:32 am
Congrats to Kiri! I hope this is the beginning of a successful career for her.
Anita Grant says:
July 24, 2007, 8:40 am
YEAH!!! Oh I am so proud that she won! WELL DONE KIRI, WELL DONE!!!
Naturally Sophia says:
July 24, 2007, 9:34 am
I am happy she got the award. I was really pulling for her. I sent the voting request to everyone in my office and my family. I was peeved when they closed the voting, but I am happy she was rewarded in the end.
Hazel says:
July 24, 2007, 10:52 am
Congratulations Kiri! I hadn't watched "A Girl Like Me" until now. She did an amazing job and deserved to win.
AppleDiva says:
July 24, 2007, 3:42 pm
Congrats. I was very impressed with her when she was on Oprah... I am very pleased!!! :)
Ms Stella says:
July 24, 2007, 4:12 pm
Well deserved. I was so proud to see how our community came together to support our young sister. Individually, we can do great things but collectively, we can do the unimaginable.
muslimahlocs says:
July 24, 2007, 4:39 pm
jerseybred says:
July 24, 2007, 5:42 pm
CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!I am proud of and happy for Kiri.
kawaii says:
July 24, 2007, 6:07 pm
im soo happy kiri davis won!!! she really really deserves it, i hope she becomes an incredibly successful director in the future and spreads a positive message. congrats kiri
Daphne says:
July 24, 2007, 7:01 pm
Natural Sista says:
July 24, 2007, 7:26 pm
Congrats Kiri!
Blackamazon says:
July 24, 2007, 8:00 pm
BronzeTrinity says:
July 24, 2007, 8:56 pm
Afrobella you do not know how happy I am to hear this news! I was just waiting to hear it so that I could decide whether or not to draw negative attention to CosmoGirl after they announced another winner! I hope nothing like this ever happens again because it overshadows the fact that she deserved to win in the first place. Did everyone see Kiri on Oprah? I'm so happy for you Kiri and I will definitely be spreading the news about this one!
Adrianna says:
July 24, 2007, 10:06 pm
Finally !! She deserves it !!
July 24, 2007, 11:45 pm
WoW I am so happy to hear about Kiri winning!!! I was wondering what happened with the outcome of that contest.......Welp I know now!!!! I hope nothing but good things happen for Kiri. Congratulations Girl!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Eddie Griffin says:
July 25, 2007, 12:35 pm
A truly extraordinary piece of work… with tear-jerking honesty… high quality… dignified African-American teenage girls with more truth and integrity than America can bear to hear. At age 17, Kiri Davis is on her way to an Oscar.
Joan Kelly says:
July 25, 2007, 11:08 pm
A friend had sent me a clip of her film a while back, I think when it was first getting some media attention for the doll experiment, and I am so glad I got to see the rest of it here. Congratulations to Ms. Davis, and I'm grateful that someone showed beautiful young women in such a powerful way.
Grace says:
July 26, 2007, 12:01 am
It's about TIME! She completely deserves it.
futurebird says:
August 12, 2007, 10:10 pm
Wow! Great news. I'm glad she won, I was rooting for her.


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