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Lou Gossett, Jr.
Tip "T.I." Harris
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Samuel L. Jackson
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Sugar Ray Leonard
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Nicole Ari Parker
Deval Patrick (Governor)
Felicia "Snoop" Pearson
Melvin Van Peebles
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Laurel J. Richie
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Jada Pinkett Smith
Dr. Neil deGrass Tyson
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The Undisputed Champ’s Undisputed Truth
Born in Brooklyn on June 30, 1966, Michael Gerard Tyson is an all-time boxing
great who, in his prime, struck fear in the heart of any opponent he squared off
against. He compiled an impressive record of 50 wins, 5 losses and 1
disqualification for biting off an opponent’s ear over the course of an
incomparable career in which he became the first undisputed heavyweight champ to
hold the WBA, WBC and IBF title belts simultaneously.
Legendary Filmmaker Discusses His Latest Documentary
Ken Burns has been making films for more than thirty years.
Since the Academy Award-nominated Brooklyn Bridge in 1981, Ken has gone on to
direct and to produce some of the most acclaimed historical documentaries ever
Jurnee Smollett-Bell The “Temptation” Interview
Born in New York City on October 1, 1986, Jurnee Smollett-Bell is an award-winning actress and activist of rare talent and conviction. She recently starred in the Emmy Award-winning series “Friday Night Lights” on which she portrayed the character Jess. She’s also been seen on “The Defenders” as Lisa, a new attorney at the law firm.
Terrence Howard - The “Dead Man Down” Interview
In 2006, Terrence Howard received an Academy Award
nomination for his lead role in John Singleton's "Hustle
& Flow," and the song which he performed in the film became the first
rap song ever to receive an Academy Award. That same year, he was also a
member of the all-star cast (along with Sandra Bullock,
Thandie Newton and Matt Dillon) of Crash, the
Oscar-winning Best Picture.
Viola Davis The “Beautiful Creatures” Interview
Viola Davis is a critically acclaimed actress who
garnered her first Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress for
her stellar work in "Doubt,” co-starring Meryl Streep, Philip Seymour
Hoffman and Amy Adams. She received her second Oscar nomination, this time
in the category of Best Actress in a Leading Role, for her portrayal of
Aibileen, in "The Help," based on
Kathryn Stockett's best-selling novel.
Davis also received a Screen Actor’s Guild Award and an NAACP Image Award
for that powerful performance.
Anthony Anderson - The “34th Annual UNCF: An Evening of Stars”
Accomplished actor Anthony Anderson has appeared in over
20 films, and his stellar work on NBC's "Law & Order" earned him three of
his eight NAACP Image Award nominations. Prior to launching his acting
career, Anthony grew up in Los Angeles and attended the High School for the
Performing Arts, where he earned first place in the NAACP's ACTSO Awards
with his performance of a classic monologue from "The Great White Hope."
That performance, along with his dedication to his craft, earned him an arts
scholarship to Howard University.
Meagan Good The “Deception” Interview
Born in Panorama City, California, Megan Good began appearing in commercials at the age of 4 and to date has completed over 60
national television commercials. She made her primetime television debut on the
WB nighttime series "Raising Dad," and her first major television role was as a
regular on the hit show "Cousin Skeeter." And she has guest-starred on "Moesha,"
"The Steve Harvey Show," "The Division," "The Parent 'Hood," "My Wife & Kids"
and "All of Us," too.
Marlon Wayans “A Haunted House” Interview
Multi-talented Marlon Wayans graduated from the prestigious
High School of
Jamie Foxx “Django Unchained” Interview
Academy Award-winning actor, talented Grammy Award-winning musical artist and comedian
is one of Hollywood's rare, elite multi-faceted performers. He was last seen in Horrible Bosses and also recently lent his vocal talents to the popular animated adventure RIO, as a canary named 'Nico.'
Tamala Jones The “Castle” Interview
Tamala Jones has created a varied career based on her prodigious talent,
working steadily in comedic and dramatic projects for both film and television.
At 20 she made her feature film debut in How to Make an American Quilt as the
great-grandmother of Maya Angelou's character. That same year, she racked up
television roles in The Wayans Bros., The Parent 'Hood and The Fresh Prince of
Bel-Air, as well as a recurring role as Joanie on ER. From there she joined the
regular cast of the ABC drama Dangerous Minds, which gave her a chance to show
her dramatic chops as a teenage mother facing parenthood and an abusive spouse.
Naomie Harris - The “Skyfall” Interview
Naomie Harris was born on September 6, 1976 in London,
England where she was raised as an only child by Lisselle Kayla, a single-mom
and TV scriptwriter of Jamaican extraction. The accomplished young actress has
already made a name for herself in film, television and theatre, and just
completed production on A Long Walk to Freedom, a biopic in which she portrayed
Nelson Mandela’s wife Winnie.
Yolanda Adams - The “How Sweet the Sound” Interview
Ever since her late-Eighties debut, “Just as I Am,” Yolanda Adams has
triumphantly carried the torch for contemporary gospel and inspirational music
via a dozen glorious albums. Stunningly beautiful, exceptionally educated,
filled with the spirit and blessed with one of the most powerful voices in any
genre of music, this former schoolteacher is a stately beacon of God’s light.
Quvenzhané Wallis The “Beasts of the Southern Wild” Interview
Quvenzhané “Nazie” Wallis was born on August 28, 2003, in Houma, Louisiana where
she attends Honduras Elementary School. She is the daughter of Venjie and
Qulyndreia Wallis, and sister to Qunyquekya, Vejon and Venjie Jr.
Carmen Ejogo - The “Sparkle” Interview
Carmen Ejogo was born in London on New Year’s Day 1974 to Elizabeth Douglas and Charles Ejogo, a couple of Scottish and Nigerian extraction, respectively. She made her U.S. film debut opposite Eddie Murphy playing Veronica 'Ronnie' Tate in the 1997 comedy Metro.
Carmen and her husband, actor Jeffrey Wright, live in Brooklyn which is where they are raising their two children. Here’s she talks about her latest role as Sister in Sparkle opposite Jordin Sparks and the late Whitney Houston. Read our interview with Carmen Ejogo.
Sugar Ray Leonard - “The Big Fight” Interview
One of the most prodigious pugilists of all time, Sugar Ray Leonard was born in Rocky Mount, North Carolina on May 17, 1956 to Cicero and Getha Leonard. The fifth of seven kids, his family moved to Washington, DC in 1959 before settling down seven years later in Palmer Park, Maryland where his father was employed as a supermarket night manager and his mother as a nurse.
Ray retired from the ring in 1997 with a record 36-3-1, with 25 of those wins coming by knockout. Today, he lives in California with his wife, Bernadette, and their children, Camille and Daniel. Here, he discusses his moving memoir, “The Big Fight: My Life In and Out of the Ring.” Read our interview with Sugar Ray.
Tyler Perry The “Madea’s Witness Protection” Interview
Tyler Perry’s inspirational journey from the hard streets of New Orleans to the heights of Hollywood's A-list is the stuff of American legend. Born into poverty and raised in a household scarred by abuse, Tyler fought from a young age to find the strength, faith and perseverance that would later form the foundations of his much-acclaimed plays, films, books and shows.
Tyler Perry practices what he preaches, and what he preaches has endeared him to millions of fans drawn by that unique blend of spiritual hope and down-home humor that continues to shape his inspiring life story and extraordinary body of work. Here, he talks about his latest film, “Madea’s Witness Protection, ”which he not only wrote, directed and produced, but also stars in, playing three roles, including the sassy, straight-talking title character. Read our interview with Tyler Perry.
Emmy-Winning Director Invites Investors in Black Panther Biopic
Dante James is an Emmy Award-winning independent filmmaker who has produced and directed critically-acclaimed documentary and dramatic films. He is also the assistant director of the African Cultural Center at North Carolina State University (NCSU).
During the summer of 2010 he served as a guest lecturer at the University of Cape Town in South Africa. And he plans to return to Cape Town to make a film with a black South African resident of the Khayelitsha Township. A member of the Directors Guild of America and the Writers Guild of America, Dante is currently developing an independent feature-length documentary about Huey P. Newton and the Black Panther Party. Read our interview with Dante James.
Ziggy Marley The “Marley” Interview
David Nesta “Ziggy” Marley was born in Trenchtown, Jamaica on October 17, 1968 to Bob and Rita Marley. A five-time Grammy-winning musician, actor, artist, activist and humanitarian, Ziggy has enjoyed a prominent presence on the public stage for over a quarter-century.
The title of his latest album, Wild and Free, is a little ironic, given his time-consuming commitments to family, philanthropy, songwriting, producing, studio work and touring. Ziggy also continues to head Tuff Gong Worldwide in honor of his father’s own music label Tuff Gong Records, working on the re-launch of the official Bob Marley website and an exhibit at the Grammy Museum in L.A. Read our interview with Ziggy Marley.
Steve Harvey The “Think Like a Man” Interview
Born in Welch, West Virginia on January 17, 1956, Steve Harvey is a media conglomerate personified whose career began doing stand-up in the mid-1980s. His success as a comedian eventually led to a long stint as host of It’s Showtime at the Apollo, multiple TV shows and movies, assorted acting roles, and to hosting, writing and producing.
Production Designer Wynn Thomas