01-18-2017  3:59 am      •     


As a critically acclaimed actress in film, television, and theatre, Naomie Harris is making more of a name for herself with each of her successive, luminous performances. 




Morris Chestnut was born on New Year’s Day 1969 in Cerritos, Calif., where he was a student-athlete in high school, en route to majoring in finance and drama at CaliforniaStateUniversity. 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.”



'Faith, family, academics and then sports was the order of priorities in my family'

Jeremy Lin was born in Los Angeles, Calif., on Aug. 23, 1988, to Taiwanese immigrant parents. Encouraged by his father, he developed a love of basketball at an early age.



'The biggest surprise for me, without a doubt, was that the first black people who came to the United States weren't the 20 who arrived in Jamestown in 1619'

Here he talks about his new PBS series, The African Americans, and its companion book of the same name. The show is set to premiere on Tuesday, Oct. 22, at 8 pm ET/PT. (Check local listings)


He was recently been released from prison after spending a couple of years behind bars for tax evasion and gun possession

Here, Ja talks about his new film, 'I'm in Love with a Church Girl,' a faith-based tale of redemption chronicling the real-life reformation of drug dealer-turned-pastor Galley Molina. 



The class of 2013 includes dancer Kyle Abraham and Playwright Tarrell McCraney

Artist Carrie Mae Weems is one of 24 people honored as one of the MacArthur Foundation's  2013 class of MacArthur Fellows


"If you want to get a better understanding of part of the long conflict we're in, read Churchill's 'The River War'"

Newt GingrichHere, he talks about his new duties as co-host of CNN's "Crossfire," a political talk show airing weekdays at 6:30 pm ET [Check local listings]


'You can't help but laugh when you're eating dinner at 1 in the morning next to someone with an arrow sticking out of his back'

Sharni VinsonHere, she talks her latest film, "You're Next," a horror flick co-starring AJ Bowen, Joe Swanberg, Nicholas Tucci and Wendy Glenn.


'It just feels so good to be involved again with a movie that's socially relevant'

A decade ago, Cuba's extraordinary achievements were recognized when he was awarded with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Here, he talks about his work opposite Forest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey in "Lee Daniels' The Butler."


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