In 1997, Cuba Gooding, Jr. won an Academy Award for his memorable outing as Rod “Show
me the money!” Tidwell in Jerry Maguire. He
has also earned two NAACP Image Awards, a
Screen Actors Guild Award, and he even has his own
star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Here, he talks about his latest outing as Major Emanuelle Stance in Red
Tails, a World War II epoch about the legendary Tuskegee Airmen.
Brenda Dixon Gottschild's new book, Joan Myers Brown & the Audacious Hope of the Black Ballerina: A Bio-history of American Performance, is a timely testament to a legendary role model who inspired
generations of little Black girls to reach for the stars in the face of a
racist society that would just as soon crush their prima ballerina
Sonny Rollins, one of jazzdom’s most proficient and legendary tenor
saxophonists, may not be a household name, but millions will gather some
sense of his legacy after viewing a recent broadcast of the Kennedy
Center Honors on CBS-TV.
With tears welling in her eyes, her throat a bit constricted, Edwidge
Danticat graciously accepted the Langston Hughes Medal near the close of
a festival named after the great writer, at Aaron Davis Hall last