“Get On Up” the new James Brown bio-pic is getting a lot of buzz and kudos, even from the Brown family which was allegedly at the root of the controversy behind making the film.
EURweb’s Lee Bailey caught up with Dr. Yamma Brown on the red carpet at the Essence Festival in New Orleans. She talks about the film, the family’s reaction to it, her father’s legacy and Chadwick Boseman‘s performance as the legendary soul singer.
Warning: You’re gonna feel good … like we knew that you would … after you watch. 🙂
Yamma Brown primer:
Dr. Yamma Brown was born in Augusta, Ga. The youngest daughter of Deidre Jenkins and James Brown, the Godfather of Soul. She attended high school at Archbishop Keough High School in Baltimore, Maryland and undergraduate training from University of Maryland at College Park, Maryland.
She moved to Atlanta, Georgia in 1993 to attend Mercer University School of Pharmacy where she received her Doctorate degree at the age of 24. Dr. Brown has worked in the field of pharmacy for 12 years holding such positions as: Clinical Pharmacy Manager for Healix in Houston, TX, Assistant Director of Pharmacy/Clinical Director at Twelve Oaks Hospital in Houston, TX, as well as Director of Pharmacy at El Campo Memorial in Texas.
She resided in Sugarland, Texas for approximately 5 years post graduate then relocated her family back to Atlanta, Ga. She has an extensive knowledge of several areas in the pharmacy arena, working in the hospital, retail, and long term care settings. She specialized in Infectious Disease, Neurology, Rheumatology, and Oncology.
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