Interviews

Shawn Crawford
Olympic Medalist and UTC blogger Shawn Crawford talks gold medal fever.


Keke Palmer
Keke Palmer stars as a female quarterback in ‘The Longshots.”


Kwayera Archer-Cunningham
Kwayera Archer-Cunningham, children’s advocate and founder of the nationally recognized Ifetayo Cultural Arts Program, a New York Times Excellence Award finalist.


JL King
“Down Low” author JL King on living on “the down low” and his new novel.


David Banner
Rapper and reluctant activist David Banner speaks on Jesse Jackson and his latest album.


Al Green
Living legend Al Green discusses his recent BET Lifetime Achievement Honor.


Alfonso Ribeiro
Actor Alfonso Ribeiro is back on the screen as host of “Catch 21.”


Gerald Albright
Legendary Saxophonist Gerald Albright on his new collection of tunes, “Sax for Stax.”


Mint Condition
Mint Condition is back with more soul on their new album, “E-Life.”


Noel Gourdin
Soul singer Noel Gourdin on his debut single.


Lil’ JJ
Nickelodeon star Lil’ JJ on his new variety show, “Almost Grown.”


Preston Whitmore
Filmmaker Preston Whitmore on his latest project.


Lalah Hathaway
Soul Songstress Lalah Hathaway on the release of her new album “Self Portrait.”


Kym Ragusa
Kym Ragusa, author of “The Skin Between Us: A Memoir of Race, Beauty and Belonging,” on bookshelves now.


Robin Thicke
Soul sensation Robin Thicke on the release of his new album, “Something Else.”


Calvin Richardson
Crooner Calvin Richardson on the release of his third album “When Love Comes.”


Common
Actor/rapper Common, star of this weekend’s WANTED.


Kristi Lomax
Kristi Lomax, host/producer of the weekly radio adventure “Restless Soul.”


Maurice Jamal
Maurice Jamal, director of the upcoming series “Friends and Lovers,” premieres at Outfest on July 13.


LaShonda Katrice Barnett
LaShonda Katrice Barnett, author of “I Got Thunder: Black Women Songwriters on Their Craft.”


Sil Lai Abrams
Sil Lai Abrams, “Men’s Fitness” magazine’s resident relationship expert and author of “No More Drama: Nine Simple Steps to Transforming a Breakdown into a Breakthrough.”


Dante Moore
Dante Moore, author of best-selling novel “The Re-Education of the Female.” Now available through Strebor Books nationwide.


Quddus Philippe
Former MTV VJ Quddus Philippe, host of the new Nickelodeon program “Dance on Sunset,” features Janet Jackson on Saturday, June 14.


AJ Johnson
Actor and comedian AJ Johnson, best known for his work in the cult-classic “Friday.”


Dywane Birch
Dywane Birch is the best-selling author of Shattered Souls, chronicling four thirty- somethings haunted by childhood turmoil.


MC Lyte
Pioneering female rapper and actress, MC Lyte, debuts this week on ITunes with her new group Almost September.


Tomiko Fraser
Supermodel and face of Maybelline NY Tomiko Fraser is co-founder of Move2Grooves, a dance-based fitness class with a live DJ in a club-like atmosphere.


BernNadette Stanis
BernNadette Stanis, best known for her role on the long-running series “Good Times,” is the author of “Situations 101: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly.”


Che Parker
Che Parker, acclaimed author of “The Tragic Flaw,” on bookshelves now.


Tony Gaskins
Tony Gaskins, author of the acclaimed memoir “What Daddy Never Told His Little Girls.”


Terrance Dean
Terrance Dean, former MTV exec and author of the much talked-about new book “Hiding in Hip Hop.”


Tyler James Williams
Actor Tyler James Williams stars in the hit series EVERYBODY HATES CHRIS, airing Sunday nights on the CW.


N’dambi
Soul siren N’dambi, former background vocalist for Erykah Badu, will release her highly-anticipated third album on Stax Records.


Brian White
Actor Brian White, best known for his work in “Stomp the Yard” and “Mr. 3000,” can be seen every Friday on the CBS hit “Moonlight.” This fall, make sure to catch him in the new film “Fighting” alongside Terrence Howard.


Felicia Pride
Felicia Pride, author of “The Message: 100 Life Lessons from Hip Hop’s Greatest Songs.”


Lewis Powell
Lewis Powell, writer/director of the new mockumentary entitled “How To Build a Rapper.”


Suzetta Perkins
Suzetta Perkins is the best-selling author of “Behind the Veil” and “A Love So Deep.” Her new book, “EX-TERMINATOR: Life After Marriage,” debuts nationwide this month.


Sonsyrea Tate
Sonsyrea Tate, author of the popular memoir Do Me Twice: My Life After Islam.


Willie Macc
Willie Macc of BET’s “College Hill Virgin Islands,” will next be seen in Cedric the Entertainer’s directorial debut, “Chicago Pulaski Jones.”.


Marsha D. Jenkins-Sanders
Marsha D. Jenkins-Sanders is the author of JEALOUSY: A Strange Company Keeper.


Tequan Richmond
Tequan Richmond stars in the award-winning series “Everybody Hates Chris,” airing on the CW Network Sunday nights.


Donielle Artese
Donielle Artese stars in Adam Sandler’s upcoming summer comedy, “You Don’t Mess with the Zohan.”


Tina Brooks McKinney
Tina Brooks McKinney, author of the best-selling novel, ALL THAT DRAMA.


Melissa DeSousa
Actress Melissa DeSousa has starred in the films ‘The Best Man,’ ‘Miss Congeniality’ and the Emmy® nominated television event ‘The Ron Clark Story.’


Chuck Faush
Chuck Faush is host of BET J’s weekly entertainment news magazine show, nCONTRAST, which airs every Wednesday and Sunday night in primetime.


Juliette Jeffers
Award- winning playwright Juliette Jeffers stars with Vanessa Williams in the one- woman shows “Hot & Ready” at the Lillian Theater in LA.


George Willborn
George Willborn, host of FAMILY REUNION, airing Sundays at 7PM on TV ONE.


Jenifer Lewis
Diva Jenifer Lewis returns to Broadway next month in the revival of “Hairspray.”


Terri J. Vaughn
Terri J. Vaughn, star of “The Steve Harvey Show” and Tyler Perry’s “Daddy’s Little Girls.”


Aisha Hinds
Aisha Hinds has appeared on The Shield, Lost, CSI:NY, Cold Case and the feature film “Assault on Precinct 13.”


Erica Hubbard
Erica Hubbard stars in ABC Family’s LINCOLN HEIGHTS, television’s only African American family drama.