"The Proud Family: Louder And Prouder" Reboot Will Still Be Unapologetically Black, And Here's 16 Reasons Why

    "It's truly Black. It's Blackity-Black."

    I'm on the edge of my seat because The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder is almost here, so queue up the theme song because I can't contain my excitement any longer!

    We'll be picking up right where we left off, except Penny is now 16 years old and trying to navigate her way through modern life. Yes, Penny Proud in the 2020s! Who would've thought this day would come?!

    So here's why I think The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder reboot will still be relatable today!

    1. Kyla Pratt still plays Penny Proud like nothing's changed, and I'm here for it!

    2. Penny's going to be tackling issues surrounding social media.

    3. The show will be teaching people a thing or two about being a socially aware citizen.

    4. We're going to witness Penny becoming a woman.

    5. Penny's hormones are in full swing and she's crushing hard.

    6. The father and daughter bond between Oscar and Penny is realistic.

    7. Oh, and Suga Mama is still just like that grandmother we all know and love.

    8. And we can't forget about Bobby Proud.

    9. Penny's friendship group will continue to show us perspectives on different backgrounds and upbringings.

    10. And there are great new characters, which means even more representation!

    11. The introduction of Maya is sure to be a positive, empowering influence on young Black kids.

    Maya is see holding up the Black power fist.

    12. Michael's back, but this time we get to see them living their best authentic life.

    The original Michael Collins from "The Proud Family" on the left, and the revived Michael on the right.

    13. Whether we watched the original or not, the new theme song will have us all bopping our heads.

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    One of the key features of the previous show was the theme song which was originally sung by Solange and Destiny's Child, and we all loved it because of its soulfulness and catchy lyrics. But since we're in a new generation, switching it up feels right.

    Joyce is here to take the baton and sing the new theme tune, and just by hearing a few snippets of it, I love the likeness to the original, as well as the hip hop element. I'm in no doubt that the younger generation will catch on to it fast – and sing it all around the house.

    14. The hair and fashion is just as unique and bold as it was in the original.

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    Curly By Naturee

    I love how they didn't change the characters hair or fashion sense because that's how we recognise them. Yes, the fashion in this show may seem simple to you, but I think that's what makes it so engaging to younger viewers. But keep an eye out for Michael, who'll be serving different looks each episode!

    The outfits are easy to grab inspo from, and we can't forget about the simplistic yet effective hairstyles, like, hello, a Penny Proud-inspired hairstyle, anyone?! It's not only super cute, but great for so many different afro hair textures.

    15. As the title suggests, Penny’s family are louder and prouder than ever, which is relatable AF.

    16. And finally, the cast are just like a real family, which makes the reboot feel all the more authentic – "even when you start acting like a fool. You know I'm loving every single thing you do."

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    This reunion was nostalgic, but at the same time, it made me feel hella old! Seeing the family dynamic between the cast is everything, and It shows that on and off-screen, there's still that authenticity that can make anyone smile.

    There's just something about the cast's passion that makes you want to watch the series even more, and to me, that's what makes this new series such a dream come true.

    The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder, will be available to stream on Disney+ from February 23rd, so I hope you're counting down the days like me!

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