This week, we’re celebrating the Oscars by speaking to stars from three breakout movies of the season. Barry Jenkins, Director of the Oscar-nominated movie, ‘Moonlight’, Octavia Spencer talks about playing mathematician Dorothy Vaughan in the hit movie, ‘Hidden Figures’. Mykelti Williamson reflects on his role as Gabriel Maxson in the big-screen adaptation of August Wilson’s play, ‘Fences’. Listen Now
Tavis Smiley has come a long way from his humble beginnings in Gulfport, Mississippi (PDF).
Dante Lee is the president and CEO of Diversity City Media, an African American marketing and public relations firm based in Columbus, Ohio. Founded in 2000, this award-winning company, known for its marquee online businesses—BlackPR.com and Black News.com—helps its clients, from corporations to start-ups, penetrate the African American consumer market. Showcased in Ebony’s 2010 Young Entrepreneurs List, Lee is a respected motivational speaker and diversity consultant. He is also the co-founder of social networking powerhouse Lee Moss Media, whose properties attract over two million African American visitors each month.