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 [...]

Jurnee Smollett-Bell

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2017-07-16T23:07:45+00:00

Jurnee Smollett-Bell Jurnee Smollett-Bell is an award-winning actress and activist of rare talent and conviction. She was most recently seen on NBC’s critically acclaimed series, Parenthood, for it’s 5th season and co-starring in HBO’s True Blood. Smollett-Bell was also seen in NBC’s Emmy Award Winning series, Friday Night Lights alongside Connie Britton and Kyle Chandler. She began her television acting career [...]

Tony & Jonna Mendez

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2014-10-27T00:07:02+00:00

Tony & Jonna Mendez On November 4, 1979 as the Iranian revolution reaches its boiling point, militants storm the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, taking 52 Americans hostage. But, in the midst of the chaos, six Americans manage to slip away and find refuge in the home of the Canadian Ambassador. When the CIA needed a [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Deborah Roberts

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2014-10-27T00:16:21+00:00

Deborah Roberts Deborah Roberts has covered her fair share of news stories. She began her network news career in 1990 with NBC news. During her time with NBC, Roberts reported from Saudi Arabia and Kuwait during the aftermath of the Persian Gulf War and from the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain. In 1995 she [...]

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 [...]

Dr. Tess Onwueme

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2017-06-04T12:30:00+00:00

Dr. Tess Onwueme Africa’s best known female dramatist, Dr. Tess Onwueme’s provocative and humorous writing and speaking, often poke into taboo and controversial subjects, which reveal the untold hidden stories of young women and the poor, who are caught in various crossfires with family, tradition, race, class, gender, culture, and politics. But then, they still [...]

Dr. Bernard Lafayette Jr.

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2017-08-12T18:28:59+00:00

Dr. Bernard Lafayette Jr. Presents "Nonviolence in a Time of Civil Unrest: Yesterday and Today" An original Freedom Rider. This is the powerful harrowing and ultimately inspirational story of six months in 1961 that changed America forever, seen through the eyes of a 20 year old college student, Bernard Lafayette. From May until November, more than [...]

Deputy Chief Jay Jonas, FDNY

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2017-08-12T18:31:28+00:00

Deputy Chief Jay Jonas, FDNY On the morning of September 11th, 2001, the day began no differently than any other for Ladder Co. 6 in the Chinatown section of New York City, Then at 8:48 A.M., the first of two planes crashed into the North Tower of the World Trade Center. Ladder Co. 6 arrived [...]