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'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)

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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. 

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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

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"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]

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'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.

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'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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In 2009, Ebony Magazine named him one of the 150 most influential Blacks in America

Born in Baton Rouge, La., on March 1, 1966, Don Lemon anchors the CNN Newsroom during weekend prime-time and serves as a correspondent across CNN/U.S. programming


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'You don't fully appreciate the reasons why or the sacrifices that were being made until a later age'

Here, he talks about his latest outing as the title character in Lee Daniels' The Butler, a decades-spanning sage chronicling the life and career of an African-American who served eight presidents in the White House.     


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He talks about his latest screen outing as 'Smooth Move' in an animated adventure about a snail who dreams of entering the Indianapolis 500

Over the course of an enduring showbiz career, Snoop has released a dozen solo CDs and sold more than 30 million records. Last year, he tweaked his alias to Snoop Lion when he recorded a reggae album in Jamaica called "Reincarnated"


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'I was randomly offered a part in a play while at school. I was going to turn it down, but my girlfriend at the time insisted that I do it'

On the big screen, Ato is widely recognized for his memorable performances in Garden State, Blood Diamond and Hitch, and for equally-stellar work on such TV shows as "Blue Bloods," "Damages," "The Good Wife" and "Law & Order," to name a few.

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