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Jonelle Allen

         Jonelle  Allen    By DALE RICARDO SHIELDS  Jonelle Allen is an American actress, singer, and dancer from Harlem, New York, United States. Beginning her career in the late 1960s. Allen has co-starred in films, Broadway productions, and television.  “What sums me up is Eclectic and Versatile!”  “What I tell young actors is …

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Robert Hooks

ROBERT HOOKS Robert (Bobby Dean) Hooks by Dale Ricardo Shields   Actor Producer Activist Creator Cultural Institutions Creator/Co-creator Civil Right Organizations Born Bobby Dean Hooks into the rat-infested Foggy Bottom of segregated Washington, DC in 1937, a product of the post-Depression Northern Migration, the story of Robert Hooks’ life, in many ways, characterizes the turbulent …

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Earl Billings

EARL BILLINGS By Dale Ricardo Shields   “I once sat down to a Tea Party with a four-year-old girl and got an Acting lesson. I played with a ball of string with a kitten and learned focus. I sat at a bus stop and listen to an old man talk and learned to listen. I’ve …

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