28 Days of Black History Makers


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From actors to athletes, divas to comedians, poets to politicians, these are the African American figures who have helped shape the face of our nation. And throughout the month of February, we’re honoring them with encore presentations of their most compelling interviews. Welcome to “28 Days of Black History Makers on BlogTalkRadio,” presented by AT&T. And be sure to tune in Monday, Feb. 28 as we cap off the series with a two-hour special event titled "Day 28: Go Tell It Live." Hosted by Janice Malone and Darryl Williams, the show gets under way at 8 p.m. ET.

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From President Barack Obama to jazz master Ellis Marsalis, Olympic gold medalist Diane Dixon to Academy Award winner Mo’Nique, Pulitzer Prize winner Maya Angelou to world heavyweight champ Evander Holyfield. These,... more

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author, who came of age in St. Louis during the 40s, recalls her first experience overcoming racial barriers. “I was 15 and I had missed about four weeks of school. But I was ahead, so my mother said I didn’t have to... more

The two-time NBA champ, who went on to coach the New York Knicks and now coaches the Florida International University Panthers, talks NCAA versus pro hoops. “The preparation of the game is the same. The difference is that, in the... more

The man America once voted “the most important black leader” in an Associated Press poll gives stimulus-happy Uncle Sam a piece of his mind. “I was in Malaysia a month ago. And I went to the BMW plant, where workers—at max, $6,000 a... more

Though today she’s known for carrying on the tradition of such jazz masters Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughn, it was a famed funk group that helped propel Denver resident Reeves to stardom. “When Earth Wind & Fire moved out to L.A.... more

The first African-American to win two Academy Awards in any category—which he did back-to-back for 1989’s Glory and 1990’s Dances with Wolves—discusses the inspiration for his success. “Even before I got into the business, the film that... more

Law & Order’s detective Kevin Bernard explains why he opted to become a spokesman for the Fearless African Americans Connected and Empowered Diabetes campaign. “You watch television and you see commercials, and when... more

Despite playing side-by-side once again with superstar guard LeBron James—making him part of the most buzzed-about team in the NBA—the Miami Heat virtuoso still puts education first, not only for himself, but his also family.... more

America’s first-ever African-American commander in chief make a plea to congregations across the land for help in reforming health care. “Throughout our history, whenever we’ve sought to change this country for the better, whenever... more

Thirty-eight years after he made Me and Mrs. Jones a No. 1 single, the Grammy-winning crooner offers advice to young artists looking to break into the music business. “I still deal with the rudiments—the foundation: the bass,... more