Walker had stolen the Addie Munroe's (Carmen Ejogo) recipes, much like she stole from the real-life Annie Malone. Melanie McFarland is Salon's TV critic. Art is the only way to survive!”. Smith shed tears over his late friend and legend. The Best Independent African-American Film, Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. I think if we can survive the virus of slavery, the virus of the holocaust, we might be able to survive this thing as well. For even more, visit our Family Entertainment Guide. Roger’s paternal grandfather was named Frank Louis Smith. Roger Guenveur Smith is an internationally acclaimed actor, writer, and director who has created a prolific body of work on stage and screen. Walker, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II - The Sith Lords, Here's a Thought with Charles Shaughnessy, Black & White in America with Special Guest Roger Guenveur Smith, Fallen Empire: Making 'American Gangster', Birth of a Nation: The Making of 'School Daze', Unchained Memories: Readings from the Slave Narratives. And there are enough useful crumbs of history to straight out a few popular rewritings, such as Roger Guenveur Smith's more honest depiction of Booker T. Washington as a figure placatory of white supremacy. hitType: 'event', He also played a villain in All About the Benjamins (2002) with Ice Cube. That is not to say "Self-Made" is expressly that sort of frothy entertainment. But when she meets her, Margaret tells her that women do not get into men's business. Smith starred with Laurence Fishburne and Jeff Goldblum in the 1992 film Deep Cover. Make sure to subscribe to BHL! hitType: 'event', In 2000, he portrayed Agent Screck in the first installment of the Final Destination horror films. Roger Guenveur Smith, Actor: Dope. Walker" is currently streaming on Netflix. eventAction: 'view' Soap operas and romantic dramas led by black cast are still a novelty on TV all these years after the miniseries heyday. All the episodes of 'Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam CJ Walker' are currently streaming on Netflix. eventCategory: event.slot.getSlotElementId(), Roger Guenveur Smith (born, 1955) is an American actor, director, and writer best known for his collaborations with Spike Lee.[1]. Margaret Washington also founded country schools and offered domestic education for mothers focusing on domestic and vocational education. Catch new episodes every Thursday! If we as artists can devote ourselves, commit ourselves, discipline ourselves to the same degree Mr. Marsalis has done and did, then I think we’re going to be okay. He has appeared in films such as School Daze,[1] Do the Right Thing,[1] King of New York, Deep Cover, Panther, Malcolm X, Poetic Justice, Get On The Bus, Eve's Bayou, He Got Game, and Summer of Sam. }); eventCategory: event.slot.getSlotElementId(), See you inside the studio! document.querySelector("#google_image_div").addEventListener('click',function(){ The first African American to earn a doctorate, Du Bois was a sociologist, socialist, historian, civil rights activist, and Pan-Africanist.