More than 70 years after its first princess, Disney debuts its first black princess in the new movie ‘The Princess and the Frog’. Anika Noni Rose plays Princess Tiana – a hard working, independent woman with a love for cooking.

Tiana goes on a Bayou adventure in hopes of discovering what’s most important to her. Anika Noni Rose sat down with theGrio to talk about the significance of Disney’s first black princess.

Read theGrio review of Disney’s ‘The Princess and the Frog’