Many stars are more than just pretty faces. A-listers must market
themselves, network and have talent just like anyone else in the
professional world. The difference is that celebrities are not just
selling a brand; they are the brand. Many well-known Black entertainers
realized their skills could be used in other avenues.
The oil-rich country of Qatar recently paid $250 million for Cézanne’s
painting The Card Players—making it the highest price ever for a work of
art. Obviously, Qatar thought it was a good investment. Art
can boost anyone’s investment portfolio, but you don’t need to spend
nearly as much.
The love story of actors Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis is well-known to
beloved fans everywhere, but the up-close-and-personal story will be
told in an upcoming documentary set to air next year, compliments of the
couple’s grandson, film director Muta' Ali.