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Courtney B Vance

In Search of Our Fathers

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. | Posted 09.23.2014 | Arts
Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

History isn't just a set of boring facts and dates; it can have marvelous healing powers.

Courtney B. Vance Discovers A Rebellious Slave In His Family Tree

The Root | The Root Staff | Posted 09.22.2014 | Black Voices

In their book Friends: A Love Story, actor Courtney B. Vance and his actress wife, Angela Bassett, laid bare their seven-year struggle with infertilit...

Oscar Winner James Earl Jones Receives the Inclusion in the Arts 'Champion of Diversity Award'

Wendy Diamond | Posted 09.14.2013 | Arts
Wendy Diamond

Congratulations to James Earl Jones, the true Alpha Dog. What is an "alpha dog?" By definition, an alpha dog is someone who is seen as brave, confident, strong and successful in his or her own right.

Diploma Of Harvard's First Black Alum Discovered In Condemned Chicago House

Posted 03.15.2012 | Black Voices

An abandoned home near 75th and Sangamon, on Chicago's South Side, was the unlikely hiding place for an important piece of black history -- the papers...

The NERDIEST Celebrities (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Celebs aren't usually known for their book smarts or academic awards, but there are a few who defy expectations. Who would have thought that the dad f...