Tracee Ellis Ross and Regina King team up for new all-black version of The Golden Girls

TRACEE Ellis Ross and Regina King are teaming up for a new all-black version of The Golden Girls.

The original 80s and early 90s sitcom starred Beatrice Arthur, Betty White, Rue McClanahan, and Estelle Getty.

Now, Tracee, 47, and Oscar-winner Regina, 49, are joining forces with Sanaa Lathan and Alfre Woodard for Zoom charity event, The Zoom Where It Happens.

The episode is in support of Color of Change – America's largest online racial justice organisation.

The even description reads: "Join us for an evening that takes a look back to the sitcoms of yesteryear- Before you could pause your screens or binge watch.

"We bring to you our rendition of Golden Girls, reimagined with an all-black cast of your favorite actresses: Alfre Woodard, Tracee Ellis Ross, Sanaa Lathan, and Regina King, directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood and hosted by Lena Waithe.


"In an effort to further engage our community and drive change, all you need to do to enjoy this evening is sign up to receive messages about how you can make a change during this election!"

The virtual event is free, but does require registration before it takes place later today a 6pm (ET) – 11pm in the UK.

Tracee, who is the daughter of legendary singer Diana Ross – recently appeared on Elle’s first The State of Black Beauty issue and was interviewed by actress Kerry Washington.

The women discussed how advocating for oneself in a predominantly white male-dominated industry was like "resistance".

Black-ish star Tracee said: "It takes a lot of courage to advocate for yourself.

"As a woman, and as a Black woman, advocating for yourself is actually a form of resistance.

"It is how each of us push the world to make sure that the real estate matches the reality of who we are and what we deserve."

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