Wendell Pierce

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2014-11-09T13:57:04+00:00

Wendell Pierce Wendell Pierce is an accomplished actor who has conquered all realms of media with critically acclaimed performances in theater, film, television and broadcast radio. The TONY, Emmy, Obie and Peabody winning actor has used his visibility to enlighten and educate his community as well as the nation on the prevalence of urban [...]

Daymond John

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2014-10-27T00:07:59+00:00

Daymond John With business savvy and style to spare, speaker Daymond John entertains audiences every week as the go-to branding guru on ABC's hit entrepreneurial business show, Shark Tank. A highly regarded marketing expert and author, John is the founder of iconic fashion brand FUBU ("For Us by Us"), which effectively created the then-untapped urban apparel [...]

Dr. Maya Angelou

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2017-06-04T12:29:59+00:00

Dr. Maya Angelou On May 28th, 2014 the world lost a true American hero, Dr. Maya Angelou. Dr. Angelou inspired thousands of lives through her poems, books, music, movies, and lectures. Although she may no longer be with us, her work and her legacy will continue to inspire others to fulfill their greatest potential and [...]

Dr. Jackson Katz

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2017-07-16T22:52:01+00:00

Dr. Jackson Katz An educator, author and filmmaker, Dr. Jackson Katz is internationally recognized for his groundbreaking work in the field of gender violence prevention education with men and boys, particularly in the sports culture and the military. He has lectured on hundreds of colleges and high school campuses and has conducted hundreds of professional [...]

Byron Hurt

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2017-10-27T01:06:56+00:00

Byron Hurt Byron Hurt is an award-winning documentary filmmaker, published writer, anti-sexist activist, and lecturer. He is also the former host of the Emmy-nominated television show, REEL WORKS with BYRON HURT. Since 1993, he has been using his craft, his voice, and his writings to broaden and deepen how people think about gender, race, sex, [...]

Bill T. Jones

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2017-08-12T18:29:50+00:00

Bill T. Jones Bill T. Jones is a tall, powerful dancer, and soloist who often mixes video, text and autobiographical material into his choreography. Jones met his long-time partner and companion, Arnie Zane, in 1971 and the two have choreographed hundreds of innovative solos and duos together. In 1982 they founded the Bill T. Jones/Arnie [...]

Harry Belafonte

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2014-11-14T14:24:52+00:00

Harry Belafonte Harry Belafonte spent much of his childhood life in Jamaica. It was not until he came back to America after World War II though that he would be find his true calling. Belafonte earned his first leading role in Juno and the Paycock by auditioning for the part in the American Negro Theatre (A.N.T.). From [...]

E.J. Dionne

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2017-08-12T18:37:31+00:00

E.J. Dionne A nationally known and respected commentator on politics, Dionne appears weekly on National Public Radio in a featured counterpoint to David Brooks for their review of politics, and regularly on MSNBC. He is a regular contributor to NBC’s Meet the Press. He has also appeared on News Hour with Jim Lehrer and other [...]

Darryl Van Leer

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2014-10-27T00:19:36+00:00

Darryl Van Leer Award-winning actor Darryl Van Leer has been captivating audiences for nearly two decades with his one-man dramatizations that he writes, directs, and produces. Van Leer's signature, high-energy tour-de-force performance, Power On Earth dramatizes key moments and events in the lives of eight prominent African-Americans of the 19th and 20th centuries. Led by [...]

Ice T

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2014-11-14T14:25:42+00:00

Ice T Ice T is the original embodiment of LA Hip-Hop. Through his music, his book, “The Ice Opinion”, and his lecture tours of America’s prisons, high schools and colleges, speaking to thousands of students at over one hundred educational institutions (including Harvard, Berkley, Princeton, Stanford, and Northwestern), he has become an influential spokesman for [...]