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Angela Bassett

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Alluring audiences with emotionally tinged performances is Angela Bassett’s signature. She personifies dignity and pride whenever she performs. Her talent and abilities have repeatedly earned respect and acclaim from her peers and fans, making her one of the industry’s premier leading ladies. Angela recently appeared in Antoine Fuqua’s “Olympus »

Sherri Shepherd

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Whether on stage or screen, Daytime Emmy Award-winner Sherri Shepherd’s magnetic personality and hilarious sense of humor never fails to delight audiences. In August 2009, Sherri and her fellow hosts of The View won the Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Talk Show Host and they were chosen as part of the “100 Most Influential People in the World” by T »

Kym Whitley

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Raised in both Khartoum, Sudan and Cleveland, Ohio, introduced to the world by Hollywood, California, Kym E. Whitley is a hilarious, skilled, dynamic, quadruple-threat actress, producer, director and stand-up comedienne. After a lot of scene stealing, Kym became a staple on television, guest starring on such popular programs as “Grey’s Anatomy,” HBO »

Earl Jones

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Earl Jones brings more than 25 years of media experience to his responsibility as Market President of Clear Channel Media and Entertainment Chicago with seven multi-formatted radio stations, reaching five million radio listeners weekly. Earl Jones’ mission is to create radio stations that entertain and educate our community. The same mission translates »

Dwyane Wade

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Dwyane Tyrone Wade Jr., known as “D-Wade” or “Flash,” was born to Dwyane Sr. and Jolinda Wade on January 17, 1982 in Chicago, Illinois. In his junior year, he emerged as his high school team’s new star player averaging 20.7 points and 7.6 rebounds per game. His success continued into his senior year averaging 27 points and 11 rebounds per game. »

Doug Banks

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The Philadelphia-born, Detroit-raised Doug Banks began his radio career as an on-air personality for his high school’s radio station. Local station WDRQ took note of his talent and hired him for a temporary late-night weekend disc jockey spot. Even though he was the youngest DJ, he quickly earned a permanent position. After high school, Doug turned a six »

Tina Lewis

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Tina Lewis together with her husband Harold previously owned and operated 10 McDonald’s franchises in San Diego, California. She is currently president of HRL Group LLC, which owns and operates 10 McDonald’s franchises in Las Vegas, Nevada. Since opening their first restaurant more than 26 years ago, the Lewis’ have been recognized by the McDonald »

Tim King

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Tim King is Founder, President and CEO of Urban Prep Academies. Urban Prep Academies is a nonprofit organization that operates a network of public college-prep boys’ schools in Chicago. Most notably, Urban Prep includes the nation’s first all-male charter high school, and related problems and related programs aimed at promoting college success. Each »

Mayor, Karen Freeman-Wilson

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Karen Freeman-Wilson is the immediate past CEO of The National Association of Drug Court Professionals and Executive Director of The National Drug Court Institute based in Washington, D.C. She consulted with the Office of White House Drug Control Policy, the Department of Justice and other agencies in the creation and implementation of drug policy. As the »

Bishop Vashti Murphy McKenzie

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Bishop Vashti Murphy McKenzie serves as the 117th elected and consecrated bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church. Her historic election in the year 2000 represents the first time in the over 200-year history of the AME Church, a woman had obtained the level of Episcopal office. She was first to serve as the President of the Council of Bis »

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