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Misty Copeland The “Life in Motion” Interview
Born in Kansas City, Missouri on September 10, 1982, Misty Copeland is a soloist at the American Ballet Theatre. A recipient of the Leonore Annenberg Fellowship in the Arts, Misty is also an inductee into the Boys and Girls Club Alumni Hall of Fame. She lives in New York City. Here, she talks about her memoir, ‘Life in Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina.” Read the entire interview
Forest Whitaker The “Repentance” Interview
Whitaker is a distinguished artist and humanist. He is the founder of
PeaceEarth Foundation, co-founder and chair of the International Institute
for Peace and is the UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador for Peace and
Reconciliation. He is also a talented, versatile performer and one of Hollywood's most
accomplished figures. He has received prestigious artistic distinctions
2006 Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance in
Last King of Scotland as Ugandan dictator Idi Amin.
Alice Walker The “PBS American Masters” Interview
Alice Walker has been defined as one of the key international writers of the 20th Century. She made history as the first African-American woman to win a Pulitzer Prize for Fiction as well as the National Book Award in 1983 for her novel The Color Purple — one of the few literary books to capture the popular imagination and leave a permanent imprint. The award-winning novel served as the inspiration for Steven Spielberg’s 1985 film and was adapted for the stage, opening at New York City’s Broadway Theatre in 2005, and capturing a Tony Award for best leading actress in a musical in 2006.
Kasi Lemmons - The “Black Nativity” Interview
A proven talent as an actress, writer and director, Kasi Lemmons continues to tantalize creatively with her thought provoking body of work. Her work as an actress includes roles in Silence of the Lambs opposite Jodie Foster, and Spike Lee’s School Daze, as well as Hard Target, Fear of a Black Hat, Candyman and Vampire’s Kiss.
Shirley Sherrod: On Restoring Her Reputation
Shirley Sherrod is best known as the African-American government official fired in 2010 by the Obama administration for allegedly making racist remarks about a white farmer. However, a right-wing blogger had edited a video of her remarks to create that false impression.
Naomie Harris The “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom” Interview
The London-born actress enjoyed her first major breakthrough performance in 2002
in Danny Boyle’s 28 Days Later, and she went on to receive further critical
acclaim for her role as ’Tia Dalma’ in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's
Chest, and Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End. Her other major film
credits include Miami Vice, Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story; Street
Kings; and Sex & Drugs & Rock and Roll.
Morris Chestnut “The Best Man Holiday” Interview
Morris Chestnut was born on New Year’s Day 1969 in Cerritos, California where he was a student-athlete in high school, en route to majoring in finance and drama at California State University. He made his big screen debut opposite Ice Cube in John Singleton’s Boyz n the Hood, and subsequently enjoyed his breakout role as the groom-to-be in Malcolm Lee’s The Best Man.
Here, he talks about reprising the memorable role of Lance Sullivan in the eagerly-anticipated sequel, The Best Man Holiday. Read the entire interview.
Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. The “The African Americans” Interview
Born in Keyser, West Virginia on September 16, 1950, Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. is the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and Director of the Hutchins Center for African and African-American Research at Harvard University. He is the author of 16 books, has made 12 documentaries, and is the editor-in-chief of The Root, a daily online magazine.
Ja Rule The “I’m in Love with a Church Girl” Interview
Born in Hollis, Queens on February 29, 1976, Jeffrey “Ja
Atkins began rapping professionally while still in his teens, although he really made a big splash in 1999 with the release of
“Venni Vetti Vecci.” That solo album went platinum on the strength of the single
“Holla Holla,” thereby kickstarting an enviable musical career which has produced a half-dozen more studio lps while netting the popular hip-hop artist four Grammy nominations and counting.
Steve McQueen “12 Years a Slave” Interview
Artist and filmmaker Steven Rodney McQueen III was born in
London on October 9, 1969. His critically-acclaimed directorial debut,
won the Camera d‘Or at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival. He followed that up with
the incendiary offering Shame, a well-received, thought-provoking drama about
addiction and secrecy in the modern world.
Lee Daniels “The Butler” Interview
Lee Daniels is best known for directing and producing
the Academy Award-winning film Precious which was nominated for a half-dozen
Oscars in 2010, including his two for Best Picture and Best Director.
Mo’Nique won for Best Supporting Actress while scriptwriter Geoffrey
Fletcher landed another for Best Adapted Screenplay.
Snoop Dogg The “Turbo” Interview
Calvin Cordozar Broadus
(Snoop Dogg aka Snoop Lion) was born on October 20, 1971 in
Long Beach, California where he was nicknamed Snoopy by his parents because
of a striking resemblance to the Peanuts cartoon character. A promising
rapper from an early age, he began performing in the 6th grade but was
waylaid by brushes with the law in high school.
The “Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain” Interview
Born in Philadelphia on July 6, 1980, Kevin Hart is one
of the most versatile comedic actors in both television and film. He’s
recently delivered memorable performances in Think Like a Man which grossed
over 90 million dollars in theaters, as well as in Judd Apatow’s The Five
Emerging Actor Discusses His Breakout Role as the Late Oscar Grant
Born in Santa Ana on February 9, 1987, Michael B. Jordan is one of Hollywood's brightest young actors. In 2012, he starred in 20th Century Fox’s box office hit CHRONICLE, a supernatural thriller that follows three Portland teens as they develop incredible powers after exposure to a mysterious substance. He also had a supporting role in George Lucas’ film
RED TAILS, a World War II saga recounting the story of the legendary Tuskegee Airmen.