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African-Americans Continue To Strive in Hollywood-PT.2

Updated on April 9, 2012

T.D. Jakes

T.D.Jakes has made a deal with Sony films to bring positive stories about people of color to the big screen. Jakes' brings the movies to the studio allowing Sony the first chance to consider a partnership with him. This coup has placed him on an exclusive fraternity of filmmakers and helped him deliver his message of positivity to many.

"People always define you by how they meet you, that's fine but they put a period where I prefer to think that God put a comma" says Jakes. After Jakes' comma we find 'producer," "entertainer" and "moviemaker." He believes that it helps to educate the non-black people that we are people who are not one dimensional.This message is one he wants to share along with his massages of faith.




Born Thomas Dexter Jakes in South Charleston, West Virginia on June 6, 1957. He is a husband to Serita Ann Jakes, a father, an author, and chief pastor of the Potters House, a non-denominational American mega church with over 30,000 members in Dallas, Texas. He lead morning prayer for President Obama at the St. John Church in Washington, D.C.


Beyonce' says that she enjoys the simple pleasures-sleeping in her own bed,playing with he nephew and traveling with no agenda, these things also reignites he creativity and passion for work.Her mother, Tina, was her first example of a strong woman. "She shaped my thinking more by what she did rather than by what she said." Tina took Beyonce' and her sister Solange to dance class, recitals and cooked them wonderful meals.She also taught them the principles of hard work.

From her early days with Destiny's child she learned to be focused and that dedication was the way to obtain success.The group went on Star Searchbut lost causing great devastation to them, however they kept trying.

Beyonce' is very private.She is married to the renowned rapper/entrepreneur Jay-Z Her life is full now. She has a fourth solo album out and is stepping into her own power. After 15 years of having her father manage her career she's taking over for herself. She has written her first cover story and looks forward to doing more acting.




Taraji is petite and well-dressed for her interview. Shes 40 going on 35 and has a 17 year old star athlete who attends private school. She posed tastefully for PETA and won't wear fur but will don leather.Born on September 11, a Virgo, somewhere inside her lives a Scorpio; a fierce Athena.

Best know for her role as, Yvette, in the highly seen movie Baby Boy, Henson was cast by John Singleton to play opposite Tyrese Gibson.They have been friends ever since and many assume that they have a sexual relationship which holds no merit.

Henson has just finished karate kid, that starred the son of Will and Jada Smith. She is now taking on a comic role in Larry Crowne, starring Tom Hanks.





Prince is on tour and proving great thing for education. The music legend gave a million dollar line of credit to the Harlem Children's Zone, while in Manhattan. The Harlem students got another surprise when they were invited back stage by Prince. As he tours, he plans to make similar donations across the country.

Some of Prince most famous recordings include "Purple Rain" and "Little Red Corvette."

Prince at one time change his name to a symbol but he'll always be Prince Rodger Madison born June6, 1958.



In 1986 John Singleton entered the University of Southern California in hopes of becoming Hollywood's next great filmmaker.Three years later he had a deal with Columbia for a three year multi-picture film and was about to direct his own script titled Boyz N the Hood.

Singleton was nominated for two Oscars the following year, including best director, making him the youngest person-and the first African-American- to receive this honor. He was now a member of the "Black New Wave," even though he did not win an award. Fishburne was the first person Singleton met from the show business profession. He appeared on the Arsenio Hall Show where he met Ice Cube,who also starred in his movie.

Mr. Singleton

Born Feb. 6, 1968
Born Feb. 6, 1968


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      lisa calloway 

      7 years ago

      i think t.d. jakes is wonderful.i think you did a great job on the hub.


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