Recording artist, concert performer and philanthropist John Legend has won nine Grammy awards and was named one of Time magazine's 100 most influential people.
Colombian-born actor and comedian John Leguizamo has made a career proving that it is possible to be taken seriously both as a raunchy comic performer and a serious dramatic actor. Since 1991, when he won over audiences and critics with his one-man show, the off-Broadway Mambo Mouth, Leguizamo has been working steadily in film, television.
The boy who became "Dr. J" began life in a public housing project but his talent, hard work and determination were to take him a long way. One of the most exciting and talented players in the history of professional basketball, Julius Erving literally changed how the game is played.
Playing characters ranging from wide-eyed virgins to willful sirens to drug-addicted losers, Laura Dern is among the screen's most interesting modern actresses.
The multi-talented LeVar Burton has been capturing the attention of audiences and peers for over two decades, whether acting, directing, producing or writing, Burton continues to prove he can do it all.
Lanky actor equally able to play the hero or the villain, Gossett won an Emmy for his appearance in the TV mini-series Roots (1977) and an Oscar for An Officer and a Gentleman (1982).
Lynn Swann, a former Pittsburgh Steelers star wide receiver, joined ABC Sports in 1976. An accomplished veteran football commentator, Swann currently serves as a sideline reporter on ABC's College Football's main game of the week.
An 80's icon, Malcolm-Jamal Warner is perhaps best known for his role as Theo Huxtable, a teenager growing up in contemporary America, on the hit television series The Cosby Show.
If there was a record in tennis, chances are Martina Navratilova broke it. By the time of her retirement, she had acquired more tournament titles than any man or woman in tennis history, winning at least one tour event for 21 consecutive years. She dominated the scene in the 1980s and is the game's all-time money winner. Martina boasts two winning streaks: 74 singles matches and 109 in doubles with Pam Shriver.
Rikki Klieman has been an Anchor at the Courtroom Television Network in New York since October 1994, analyzing trials and legal proceedings throughout the country.
Former superintendent of the Houston Independent School District, one of the largest school districts in the country, Dr. Rod Paige served as secretary of education during President George W. Bush's first term in office.
Teaching Leadership Through Music: "The Music Paradigm" is an amazing one-of-a-kind experience where Nierenberg uses a live symphony to discuss leadership styles, organizational dynamics, communication and listening, and teamwork - dramatically illustrating the principles in a way that can actually be heard!
Former CEO of Paramount Pictures and the first woman to head a major film studio, Sherry Lansing is an inspiring and empowering presence on the lecture stage.
Since the birth of the Women's National Basketball Association in 1997, Swoopes has stormed onto the sports scene as one of the nation's most skilled and impressive athletes, earning the nickname that testifies to her speed and grace on the court, "Wind."
In a legendary career spanning four decades, Academy Award-winning actress and singer Sissy Spacek has repeatedly proven herself one of the greatest talents in Hollywood and a woman capable of transforming herself into any character, no matter how challenging the role.
Sister Souljah, born 1964 as Lisa Williamson in New York (Bronx), is a controversial hip-hop generation author, activist, recording artist, and film producer.
TV Personality, Attorney and Author of "If You Don't Stand for Something, You Will Fall for Anything" and "Shine, a Physical, Spiritual and Emotional Journey to Finding Love"
At the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona, Summer Sanders emerged as the most decorated U. S. swimmer, winning two gold medals, a silver medal and a bronze medal. The California native captured three gold medals at the 1990 Goodwill Games before embarking on her collegiate career at Stanford University.
During a time where so few heroes materialize, The Three Doctors serve as an extraordinary model of leadership for anyone who’s been through any kind of hardship whether it’s coping with the struggles of the streets or internal challenges of dealing with self, finding our place in the world or determining our own unique destinies.
Twenty-eight year old Vonetta Flowers grew up in one of the worst neighborhoods in Birmingham and through Track, went on to become a seven-time All-American at the University of Alabama in Birmingham.
"The face that launched a thousand chips," Wally Amos is the father of the gourmet cookie industry. As inventor of "Famous Amos" cookies, his story is the quintessential American success story.
Named Executive Producer of NBA Inside Stuff and NBA Entertainment-produced specials in March 1998, Emmy Award-winning sportscaster Ahmad Rashad has hosted Inside Stuff on NBC since 1998. Rashad is also a host for the NBA on NBC studio show.
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