An obituary celebrating the life of one of music’s sought after keyboardists and composers (1939-2014).
I joined host Marc Lamont Hill on September 11, 2014 as guest interviewer for best-selling author, television journalist, & radio broadcaster Tavis Smiley, who co-authored & discussed his seventeenth book, Death of a King: The Real Story of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Final Year, with biographer David Ritz.
A brief review on VH-1’s ‘Rock Doc’ installment on Atlanta’s rap scene.
The award-winning director & writer of the critically acclaimed period film, Belle, discusses, alongside the film’s leading actress, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, making the film and the importance of women of color in the film industry.
The singer/songwriter/keyboardist talks his debut LP, #TheFoundation, his creative process, how Starbucks influenced his career, & his musical integrity.
The Grammy-winning recording artist-turned-humanitarian, along with his nonprofit staff, youth participants, and famous colleagues, talk community outreach and how the million-selling pop star influences them.
Actors Chadwick Boseman & Oscar winner Octavia Spencer discuss preparing for their roles in the James Brown biopic at the Atlanta premiere.
The Grammy- and Tony-winning jazz legend gives props to the new class of musicians (particularly the high-profile trumpeter & bandleader).
Award-winning author, journalist, & playwright talks about the inspiration behind his debut book & its impact on literature, the LGBT community, & relationships.
Award-winning playwright and University of Kansas professor, in Atlanta for his current production, Right On!, talks creativity, the inspiration behind his works, theatre as social change, higher eduction, and mentorship.
The new museum and tourist attraction pays homage to American history and the people who helped to fight for human equality for all people.
The pioneering, Grammy-winning producer/DJ/emcee talks evolution, making classic albums, innovation (introducing De La Soul), comedy (collaborating with Chris Rock), longevity, & fatherhood.
Atlanta-born filmmaker Ryan White, who directed the Sundance Film Festival favorite on marriage equality, The Case Against 8, talks co-directing with film executive Ben Cotner and making films as a form of advocating for human rights.
Dion Clarke, founder and curator of the Harlem Fine Arts Show (HFAS), talks partnership with Atlanta’s National Black Arts Festival (NBAF), the intersection between sports & art, & giving back.
Former teen idol-turned-radio host, author & LGBT activist Lance Bass along with his fiance, artist Michael Turchin, talk marriage equality, homophobia in the music business & finding true love.