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Actor and comedian Martin Lawrence welcomes 46 today. He’s appeared in a number of blockbuster films including Do The Right Thing, House Party 2, Bad Boys, Boomerang, Big Momma’s House, Wild Hogs and Blue Streak. His popular comedic television show Martin lasted five seasons. Also, he starred in as well as directed A Thin Line Between Love And Hate.
Former pro basketball player Kareem Abdul-Jabbar turns 64. The native New Yorker has acted in a slew of TV shows and films including Airplane!, Tales From The Darkside, Different Strokes, 21 Jump Street, Amen and Martin. His latest venture is On The Shoulders Of Giants, a documentary honoring the Harlem Rens, the first African American-owned, all-black basketball team that dominated the game from 1922-1948.
40 Actors And Actresses We Love40 Actors and Actresses We LoveWith the Academy Awards announced this morning, all eyes are fixed on Hollywood. Even though no Black actors and actresses were nominated this year, we take a moment to honor 40 actresses and actors we love. Their work has made us laugh, made us cry, allowed us to step away from the pressures of our day-to-day lives, and taught us more about ourselves and our culture. Check out who made our list. Who would you add?Jennifer HudsonFavorite role: Effie White in "Dreamgirls." Won Oscar for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in 2007.Halle BerryFavorite role: Leticia Musgrove in "Monster's Ball." Won Oscar for Best Actress in a Leading Role in 2002.Jamie FoxxFavorite role: Ray Charles in "Ray." Won Oscar for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in 2005.Nia LongFavorite role: Nina Mosley in "Love Jones. »
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