Tracey Cherelle Jones(Fine Sistas from the 90’s)

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Actress, writer, artist, designer, and TV personality, Tracey Cherelle Jones is the epitome of a contemporary renaissance woman. Tracey began acting at the tender age of 8 years old after nailing her very first audition, a national McDonald’s commercial. This inspired her, and she went on to do several more commercials and print work. Working as a child instilled in her a supreme confidence that has carried into adulthood.

After graduating from college with a degree in Pan African Studies, Tracey landed the leading female role in the smash hit “Don’t be a Menace to Society While Drinking Your Gin and Juice in the Hood”, also starring Shawn and Marlon Wayan’s, directed by Paris Barclay. Following the success of Don’t be a Menace…”, Tracey also starred in “The Players Club”, directed by Ice Cube, “Baby Boy”, directed by John Singleton, and several other studio films. Her TV credits include the series regular role of Cassie Coleman on “Good News”, a recurring role on “Men, Women, and Dogs”, and countless guest starring roles on hit shows such as “Family Matters”, “The Wayan’s Bros.”, and “The Jaime Foxx Show”.


After studying with some of the best in the business, and feeling a lack of opportunity for diverse roles for minority actors, Tracey decided to write the stories and create the characters she would like to see on the big and small screen. She has penned two pilots and a feature length film. She also produced and hosted a pilot titled “Living Large”, which is a contemporary, urban version of “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous”.

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Tracey has always been a student of art, and has a passion for Design and all things beautiful. She started Designing spaces and dressing rooms for friends in the entertainment industry for fun. After years of Designing as a hobby, she wanted to become a professional Designer which lead to her current enrollment in Grad school studying for a second Bachelors Degree in Interior Design. She has designed homes, offices, and even a school for her many celebrity friends, family and referrals. She is in the process of forming a non profit company that will address “Aging Design” for the “Baby Boomer” generation who may have fallen on hard times, and can’t afford to have their residences upgraded to accommodate their various health concerns. Tracey has a soft place in her heart for the disabled, aging and elderly, and has made it a goal to beautify and make their spaces comfortable.

Tracey’s drive, tenacity, and strong work ethic has allowed her to become a power house in all that she does. Through her creativity, education, and experience she continues to make her goals a reality. She is an inspiration and a true renaissance woman!

Alysia Rogers(Fine Sistas from the 90’s)

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I first saw Alysia Rogers in the film Boyz N the Hood.  I thought she was so beautiful! I had a huge crush on her. Alysia Rogers is an actress and devoted mother. Her success has afforded her the opportunity to give back to the communities that have long appreciated her work, which includes donating time to speak to youth about gang violence, and rising above your environment. Alysia most memorable roles were “Damita” in Kid N Play’s “Class Act” (1993 ) and Shanice in “Boyz n the Hood” (1991), opposite Morris Chestnut,Cuba Gooding Jr and Ice Cube. Her latest film was Beyond Merritt(2013).

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She’s well into her forties now but still just as beautiful. Proving once again that black don’t crack!  A truly ageless beauty!

Nia Long

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“I get annoyed because [show] business is so full of sh*t sometimes. But for the most part, I’m very happy with the pace I’m taking to get where I’m going.”

Nitara Carlynn Long was born in Brooklyn, New York. Her father, a high school teacher, left her mother when Long was only four. She developed an interest in acting at an early age, and got instruction from Betty Bridges, the mother of former child star Todd Bridges.

Long learned the ins and outs of acting while on the daytime soap opera, Guiding Light. Her big screen debut was alongside a stellar cast of young black talents in John Singleton‘s debut effort, Boyz N the Hood. The film earned Singleton two Oscar nominations, and helped launch the acting careers of Long, Cuba Gooding Jr., and rapper Ice Cube.

Long followed up Boyz N The Hood with a comedic turn in Made in America (1993), and Friday(1995), proving that she was adept at both drama and comedy. After a two year stint on Will Smith‘s The Fresh Prince of Bel Air as the woman who steals Will’s heart and almost marries him, she was given her first starring role in Love Jones. Although it did poorly at the box office, the film was nominated for a number of Image and Black Film awards including Best Actress for Long.

From Friday to the sleeper hit Soul Food, Long has proved herself a talented screen entity. More recently, she wrapped work on What’s It All About, Alfie? (2004) starring Jude Law, and In Too Deep (1999) and played a starring role in the romantic comedy Are We There Yet? (2004), opposite Ice Cube. She most recently starred in the comedy flick, The Best Man Holiday (2013).