Hey Black Child- Pe’Tehn Raighn Kem

This is a cute video. It’s written by poet Countee Cullen. It’s recited by this adorable girl,Pe ‘Tehn Raighn Kem. The poem is titled Hey Black Child. Kem is only three years old but she knows hoe to really deliver a poem. I hope you guys like it.

Hey Black Child
Do you know who you are
Who you really are
Do you know you can be
What you want to be
If you try to be
What you can be

Hey Black Child
Do you know where you are going
Where you’re really going
Do you know you can learn
What you want to learn
If you try to learn
What you can learn

Hey Black Child
Do you know you are strong
I mean really strong
Do you know you can do
What you want to do
If you try to do
What you can do

Hey Black Child
Be what you can be
Learn what you must learn
Do what you can do
And tomorrow your nation
Will be what you what it to be

Denise Boutte

Denise

Denise Boutte was born on January 19, 1982 in Maurice, Louisiana, USA. While growing up in the small town of Maurice, Louisiana, Denise Boutté dreamed a more practical dream of becoming a doctor, while conquering the “mystical” place called Hollywood and becoming a film and TV star never really crossed her mind. After obtaining a degree in Mass Communications from Louisiana State University, Denise’s creative intuition led her to the world of advertising where she quickly climbed the ranks as a respected account executive, then manager at leading Dallas, Texas-based advertising agencies, tending to the clients of various brands including Pampers, Fossil, Mary Kay Cosmetics, among others. While overseeing commercial and photo shoots for her clients’ campaigns, Denise was introduced to life “on-set” and became fascinated by the endless possibilities this new world offered.After being approached by a local talent agent, Denise found herself in front of the lens for a variety of print and commercial campaigns. A chance introduction landed her a talent manager in Hollywood, and Denise decided to take a leap of faith, packed her bags and headed West.

Before long, Denise emerged as one of Hollywood’s busiest new faces, highlighted with guest and recurring roles on numerous popular TV shows, including Boston Legal, Everybody Hates Chris, Days of Our Lives and Girlfriends to name a few.On the big screen, Denise teamed up with entertainment pioneer, Tyler Perry, as “Trina” alongside Janet Jackson, Jill Scott, Richard T. Jones and the star studded cast of Lionsgate’s  Why Did I Get Married. Impressed with her chops and on-camera presence, Perry created the character of Sasha Brown, the fun-loving yet convicted voice of reason on the highly rated and now syndicated TV series, Meet the Browns. 2014 started out with a Bang as Boutté starred in UpTv’s highest trending premiere of Where’s the Love, also in the can are films, The Bounce Back, starring alongside Criminal Minds & Young & The Restless heartthrob, Shemar Moore and The Choir Director, a screenplay based on the best selling novel, written by New York Times Best Selling Author, Carl Weber.Also be on the watch for her starring role as Ketren Hargrove in comedy In Full Bloom, which she co-produces alongside creator, and former producer/writer of The Parkers and Martin, Stacey Evans Morgan, Reality Series Swamp Kings and cooking show “Denise’s Dish” currently in development under her Imagine That Productions, Inc. banner!

Monica Calhoun

Monica

Monica Calhoun
Born Lorine Monica P. Calhoun
July 29, 1971 (age 41)
Philadelphia, PA, U.S.
Occupation Film, Television Actress
Years active 1985-present
Biography
Monica Calhoun was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on July 29, 1971. She is a graduate of the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts. Nominated for an Emmy for her performance in the CBS Schoolbreak Special “Different Worlds: A Story of Interracial Love” (1993), Monica Calhoun is also an Best actress American Black film festival award winner, an Image Award Winner. Calhoun has also worked with director F. Gary Gray (Set It Off) in a play as a child star. Calhoun graduated from the Los Angeles County High School for Arts alongside Anthony Anderson, Shondrella Avery, Tammy Townsend, and Jenna Elfman. She has also worked with Award winning actor Blair Underwood, R&B singer Shanice Wilson and Fame director and producer, Chris Stokes (He’s Got Game) on a television pilot. Calhoun also co-starred with actor Flex Alexander in the short-lived series, “Where I Live.” Calhoun has also co-starred with veteran actors Robert Guillaume (Benson) and Pam Grier in the television production, “Pacific Station.”
Career
Calhoun appeared in several sitcoms including Bagdad Cafe, The Wayans Bros., A Different World and The Jamie Foxx Show.
Her film work includes portraying the cousin of actress LisaRaye in Ice Cube’s directorial debut The Players Club;The Best Man (1999 film) ensemble cast directed By Malcolm Lee(The Best Man Holiday 2013); Love & Basketball (film) Ditected by Gina Prince-Blythewood and 2007’s The Salon with Vivica Fox. In 2009 Robert Townsend directs Monica Calhoun, Series Star, A Dairy Of A Single Mom, Season I, II and III (2008–2010) with Richard Roundtree(Shaft, 1971–73), Leon, Billy Dee Williams and Diahann Carroll.

Mekia Cox

Mekia

Mekia Cox was born on November 18,1981. Mekia Cox began her life as a performer at the young age of 2 when she performed her first solo song and dance in front of an eager and hopeful audience. The first words out of her mouth after coming off- stage were “I liked it up there”. She knew from then on that her purpose in life was to entertain.

Mekia then spent the next 5 years training with dance teacher Linda Reiger in the U.S. Virgin Islands. At the age of seven, she and her family moved up to Orlando, FL. In 1989 she was asked to be a part of the Christmas Spectacular show at Disney’s Magic Kingdom. Living close to Universal Studios, she also began to appear in numerous Nickelodeon shows like, “My Brother and Me”, “Keenan and Kel”, and “All That”.

She continued her training in dance but also began singing and acting. She attended Dr. Phillips HS where she was accepted into the Visual and Performing Arts magnet program for vocal performance. It was here that she realized that she could combine all three areas of performance, singing, dancing and acting, into one genre – Musical Theater.

In 1999 she was accepted into Florida State University’s Musical Theater program. She spent the next four years training hard and learning to hone her craft. Every summer, if she wasn’t taking classes at school, she was out working as a professional actress. One summer she worked at Heritage Repertory Theater in Charlottesville, VA where she played Brenda in Smokey Joe’s café, and Virtue in Anything Goes. Another summer she was seen as a recurring character in the Nickelodeon show “Noah Knows Best”.

After graduating in 2003 with a Bachelor of Music degree from FSU she starred as Sarah in “Ragtime” the musical at Merry-Go-Round Theater in Auburn, NY. She then went on to tour the nation for two years as Carmen in “Fame” the Musical, and was able to revisit the role of Brenda in “Smokey Joe’s Café”.

At the end of her second year of touring she landed a role on “One Tree Hill” as Faith, the old basketball buddy of Lucas Scott. She then moved to Los Angeles to begin her career in TV and Film. Not long after her arrival she landed a guest star role in “CSI: New York” as Kia Rowe and shortly after that she landed another guest star as Alicia in “Half and Half”. Other guest star roles include Celeste Cutler in “Bones” and Danielle Davis in “Viva Laughlin”.

A pivotal moment in her career came when she was chosen to be one of two lead female dancers to take part in the legendary king of pop Michael Jackson’s come back tour, “This Is It”, as well as its subsequent documentary, where she was seen strutting her stuff across the stage in “The way you make me feel,” a role originated by Tatiana Thumbtzen in the song’s video made in 1987.

More recently, Mekia was cast as Lizzy Gilliam in JJ Abrams hot new spy series “Undercovers.” She has also been seen playing the hip and stylish recurring character Sasha in the CW’s hit series “90210”.

Mekia’s main goal is to entertain audiences by allowing them to take a step out of their own lives and peer into the heart and soul of someone else’s experience. She does this in hopes of giving herself and others a better understanding of themselves as well as the world around them

Cassandra Freeman

Cassandra

  • Name: Cassandra Freeman
  • Full Name: Cassandra Freeman
  • Birth Name: Cassandra Freeman
  • Nickname: Cassandra
  • Date of Birth: 1 October 1978
  • Place of Birth: West Palm Beach, Florida, USA
  • Sign: Libra
  • Height: 5 feet and 8 inches
  • Hair: Black
  • Eyes: Dark Brown 
  • Education: New York University, Florida State University

Cassandra Freeman is an American actress and writer, known her roles in Inside Man (2006), I Think I Love My Wife (2007), Kinyarwanda (2011), The Good Wife (2012), and Single Ladies (2012-2014).

Freeman is also famous for her work in Beauty Logic Blog, in which she is co-editor in chief. Since 2001, she has appeared in various television series and movies. As a writer, she has The World According to Keith (documentary) and 12 Months of June (TV series) under her belt.

Tamron Hall

Tamron

Tamron Hall is a national correspondent and news anchor who has a net worth of $5 million. Tamron Hall is currently a national correspondent for NBC News and NBC’s Today Show. She is also a day-side anchor for MSNBC and is also the host of NewsNation with Tamron Hall. Tamron Hall was born on September 16, 1970 in Luling, Texas. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast Journalism from Temple University. Her first reporting position was as a general assignment reporter at KTVT in Dallas, Texas. From there she spent ten years working at WFLD-TV in Chicago, and frequently reported on issues relating to Chicago politics. After leaving WFLD-TV, she began working at MSNBC. She started out as a general reporter and fill-in anchor. Her big break was when she performed as a substitute anchor for Keith Olbermann on the show Countdown with Keith Olbermann. She then joined David Shuster as a co-host on The Big Picture until landing her current role as the host of NewsNation with Tamron Hall. She is also the primary substitute news anchor for Natalie Morales on the Today Show and a frequent substitute anchor. It was announced in 2013 that Hall would also begin to host her second series, Deadline: Crime with Tamron Hall, on the Investigation Discovery channel. The weekly series features two crimes per episode with Hall and her investigative team digging deeper into the case to uncover details and facts about each case. She dedicates the series to her older sister, whose death was ruled a homicide in 2004 and has yet to be solved.