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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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The improv virtuoso reveals that he wipes his mind clean after his Las Vegas stage shows, so that each performance will be fresh. On the other hand, as he tells Somewhere in Vegas host Marq with a Q, “Every blue moon, something... more

The Olympic gold medalist, who holds the American record for fastest time in the 4 x 400 metres race, recalls how she talked her way into her first professional competition. “I got in contact with Fred Thompson because I was watching TV... more

Oprah Winfrey’s significant other of more than 20 years opens up about how the power couple has managed to keep their relationship strong. “Both of us have our own identity. We’re able to operate autonomously and we’re able to operate... more

The Touched by an Angel star recounts how, at age 13, she came to be hired to sing with Mahalia Jackson’s gospel group. “Mahalia came to our church, and she had a group of singers with her. And one of the singers was pregnant.... more

Despite growing up poor—and not meeting his dad until the age of 21—the only boxer to win the World Heavyweight title four times says he was never bitter. “I did have a mother. And my mother instilled in me that you have to forgive,” he... more

The Hollywood powerhouse, who famously makes in home in Brooklyn, N.Y., reveals how he felt that the New York Knicks failed to sign NBA superstar LeBron James. “I was not disappointed. Because, if somebody doesn’t want to be here,... more

The R&B diva reflects on her unlikely persona in the mega-selling girl group TLC. “It’s funny that I was labeled the sexy one, because I’m really uncomfortable that way. I’m so silly,” she tells The Mutha Knows Show host Mutha. “On... more

Basketball’s Clown Prince, who spent 25 years as a Harlem Globetrotter, recalls schooling himself in the sport. “I came along during a time when we had no television. If you had a television, you were very wealthy—and in my... more

Throughout the month of February, we’re honoring African American figures who’ve helped shape the face of our nation, with encore presentations of their most compelling interviews. BET host Mo’Nique, who won an Oscar for her... more