Category: Film/TV

  • Sun, 1957-02-03

    *On this date we mark the birth of Marlon Troy Riggs. He was an African American documentary filmmaker and educator who used video to oppose...

  • Sat, 1957-02-16

    *On this date in 1957 Levar Burton was born. He is an African American Actor and author. From Landstuhl, Germany.

    Burton left the...

  • Wed, 1957-03-20

    *Spike Lee was born on this date in 1957. He is an African American filmmaker, writer, actor, and producer.

    From Atlanta, Georgia,...

  • Tue, 1957-12-10

    *Michael Clarke Duncan was born this date in 1957. He was an African American laborer, bodyguard and Academy Award nominated actor.

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  • Sat, 1960-09-17

    *Kevin Clash was born on this date in 1960. He is an African American puppeteer.

    From Baltimore, Maryland, Clash is the distinctive...

  • Wed, 1960-12-28

    *Robert F. Chew was born on this date in 1960. He was an African American actor and acting coach.

    From Baltimore, Maryland, he...

  • Mon, 1961-04-03

    *On this date in 1961, Eddie Murphy was born. He is an African American actor, director, writer and comedian.

    From Brooklyn, NY, Edward...

  • Sat, 1961-07-15

    *The birth of Forest Whitaker in 1961 is marked on this date. He is an African American actor, producer and director of film, stage and...

  • Sun, 1961-07-30

    Laurence Fishburne was born on this date 1961. He is an African American actor, playwright, screenwriter, director, and producer.

    Born in...

  • Tue, 1962-02-20

    *Dwayne McDuffie as born on this date in 1962. He was an African American writer of comic books and animated television.

    Dwayne Glenn...

  • Mon, 1962-09-17

    On this date in 1962, the first Black actor integrated American day time television.

    African American actor, Rex Ingram, appeared as an...

  • Sat, 1963-04-13

    On this date in 1963, the Oscar for best actor by the Academy of Motion Pictures was given to an African American for the first time.

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  • Wed, 1964-03-25

    *LisaGay Hamilton was born on this date in 1964. She is an African American actress and film director and producer.

    From New York City...

  • Tue, 1964-06-09

    *Gloria Reuben was born on this date in 1964. She is a Black Canadian actress and dancer.

    Born in in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, she is...

  • Mon, 1966-02-07

    *On this date in 1966, Chris Rock was born. He is an African America comedian, author, recording artist, actor, and talk show host.

    From...

  • Sun, 1966-08-14

    *Halle Berry was born on this date in 1966. She is an African American actress and model.

    From Cleveland, Ohio, Berry was named after the...

  • Thu, 1967-11-16

    On this date in 1967, Lisa Bonet was born. She is an African American actress and model.

    Lisa Bonet was born to a Jewish mother and a...

  • Tue, 1968-01-02

    On this date in 1968, Cuba Gooding, Jr., was born. He is an African American actor.

    He was born in the South Bronx, N.Y., the son two...

  • Wed, 1968-09-25

    Will Smith, an African American actor and entertainer, was born on this date 1968.

    Smith was born in West Philadelphia, to mother...

  • Wed, 1970-03-18

    *Queen Latifah was born on this date in 1970. From East Orange, New Jersey, the African American rapper, singer, actor and talk show host. Her...