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Happy 57th Birthday Spike Lee! Reminisce With Us - Our & Your Favorite "Spike Moments"

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  • March 20, 2014 4:28 PM
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Happy 57th Birthday Spike Lee! Reminisce With Us - Our & Your Favorite "Spike Moments"

Dwayne McDuffie Was Born Today. In Remembrance, Watch Feature Doc 'White Scripts & Black Supermen'

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  • February 20, 2014 3:46 PM
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Dwayne McDuffie Was Born Today. In His Honor, Watch Feature Doc 'White Scripts & Black Supermen'

Happy B-day Halle Berry. Watch Her Talk Colorism In Casting In '93 Arsenio Hall Show Appearance

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  • August 14, 2013 1:54 PM
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It was 1993, and she was all of 26 years old, and was on the Arsenio Hall show to push Queen, the TV mini-series she starred in that year.

Alex Haley Would've Been 92 Today. To Celebrate, Watch Him Host 'Dialogue w/ Black Filmmakers'

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  • August 11, 2013 8:49 PM
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Nelson Mandela Is 95 Today... A Brief Look At Past & Upcoming Films On His Life

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  • July 18, 2013 10:34 AM
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Today in history... July 18th, 1918, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, anti-apartheid activist and later the first South African president to be elected in a fully democratic election, serving from 1994 to 1999, was born in Mvezo, a village in the district of Umtata, in Eastern Cape province of South Africa.

Happy 85th Birthday Sir Sidney Poitier! Your Favorite On Screen Memories Of The Man, Actor, Icon

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  • February 20, 2012 12:33 PM
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Today in history... February 20th, 1927, Sidney Poitier, a man who I'm sure needs absolutely no introduction on this website, was born in Miami, Florida.
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Today's Birthdays - 9/23/11 (Anthony Mackie, Chi McBride and LisaRaye)

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • September 23, 2011 8:36 AM
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New Orleans native Anthony Mackie welcomes 32 today. The stage and screen actor has appeared in 8 Mile, Brother To Brother, She Hate Me, Law & Order, The Manchurian Candidate, Half Nelson, We Are Marshall, American Violet, The Hurt Locker, Notorious, Desert Flower, Night Catches Us and The Adjustment Bureau. He currently can be seen in What's Your Number?, Man On A Ledge and Real Steel.Chi McBride says "hello" to 50. The Chicago native's impressive list of film and tv credits include The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Revenge Of The Nerds 3, Married With Children, Gone In Sixty Seconds, The Practice, Max Steel, Undercover Brother, Boston Public, The Terminal, I, Robot, House M.D., Roll Bounce, First Sunday, Pushing Daisies, The Family Tree, Psych, Hawthorne and How I Met Your Mother among others.
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Today's Birthdays - 9/19/11 (Kevin Hooks, Sanaa Lathan and Columbus Short)

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  • September 19, 2011 7:11 AM
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Actor turned director Kevin Hooks turns 53 today. As an actor, the Philadelphia native has appeared in Sounder, The White Shadow, He's The Mayor and Soul Food among others. His directing credits include St. Elsewhere, Vietnam War Story, 21 Jump Street, China Beach, Roots: The Gift, Doogie Howser M.D., Passenger 57, Cold Case, Soul Food, Lost, Alias, Lincoln Heights, Bones, Drop Dead Diva and Detroit 1-8-7.
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Today's Birthdays - 9/13/11 (Tyler Perry and Isiah Whitlock Jr.)

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  • September 13, 2011 3:45 AM
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Tyler Perry welcomes 42 today. The New Orleans native was just named the highest paid entertainer of the year by Forbes magazine. His list of credits include Madea's Family Reunion, Diary Of A Mad Black Woman, Why Did I Get Married?, Meet The Browns, Madea Goes To Jail, House of Payne and Madea's Big Happy Family. Upcoming productions in the works include Good Deeds and For Better or Worse.
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Today's Birthdays - 9/06/11 (Idris Elba, Anika Noni Rose, Naomie Harris and Rosie Perez)

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  • September 6, 2011 4:23 AM
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Idris Elba welcomes 39 today. The London native, who also deejays under the name "Big Driis the Londoner," has appeared in numerous film and tv productions which include Family Affairs, Ultraviolet, Law & Order, Dangerfield, CSI: Miami, Soul Food, The Wire, Sometimes In April, The Gospel, The Reaping, 28 Weeks Later, Daddy's Little Girls, This Christmas, The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, Obsessed, Prom Night, The Office, Legacy, Takers and Losers among others. Currently, he stars in the hit tv series Luther and will appear in the upcoming films Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance as well as Prometheus.
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