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Chinnitta Morris, also known as “Chocolate”, has always dreamed of being an entertainer since her childhood growing up in her small town of Gastonia, North Carolina. As a bashful child, she would only perform for her five sisters in their poverty stricken home to make light of bad situations. Chocolate has always proven herself to be an over comer. She became a college graduate from Winston-Salem State University and also served in the Marine Corps Reserve. Born the third out of six girls raised in a single parent home, and the darkest out of them all, she faced a great deal of criticism from others and had an incredibly low self-esteem.
But Chinnitta learned to take her lemons and make lemonade. And through the bitter-sweet of life, she learned to laugh at herself. Her very first time on stage she talked mostly about her complexion-thinking it would be better to deal with the obvious first. She did so well with it , it was actually therapeutic for her. And although she graced the stage her first year under her real name “Chinnitta Morris”, she was mostly remembered for doing jokes about being “chocolate or dark-skinned”, and the name “Chocolate" was given to her officially two weeks before her first taping of Def Comedy Jam.
Some of Chinnitta's accomplishments during her career as a comedian that started on November,27 1990 are HBO’S Def Comedy Jam, BET’S Comic View and Bad Girls of Def Comedy Jam, which featured five of the best female comics on Def Comedy Jam. She was nominated for best female stand-up on the “Soul Train Comedy Awards which was won by Whoopie Goldberg. Chinnitta has also toured with numerous stage plays, including Tyler Perry’s very first play “I Know I’ve Been Changed”.
Although she was a favorite on Def Comedy Jam and Comic View, and was excelling greatly in the secular arena, in the year 1998, God called her in out of darkness into His marvelous light. Her response was a resounding “YES LORD”! Chinnitta had gotten a revelation from God that “only what you do for Christ is going to last”. She realized that everything else was a waste of time and her soul was perishing. It was then that she committed her life to Christ, and is fully committed.
The transition wasn’t easy, which was no suprise to her. She faced much criticism from her peers who did not understand her decision at a time when her career was going so well. All that mattered to Chinnitta was that now her life was committed to Christ, and His will became her hearts desire.