Saving Grace: Pooch Hall
Nov05

Saving Grace: Pooch Hall

When Pooch Hall lost his role on the series “The Game” in 2012, he was just short of devastated. The role was a game changer for the Boston native, who’d up until landing it had starts and stops in his Hollywood career with short-lived TV series like “Pepper Dennis” and bit parts on shows like “Without A Trace”. His departure from the show was also hard on the fans who, were rooting for the show’s main couple, Derwin Davis and Melanie, played by Tia Mowry Hardrict. “It was tough. “The Game” was a huge part of my life. But all good things come to an end. I realized I couldn’t be Jerome forever so I kept it moving,” he said.

Saving Grace: Quad Lunceford-Webb
Oct03

Saving Grace: Quad Lunceford-Webb

She is mostly known by her first name and in the two years since she debuted on the Bravo TV hit reality show, “Married To Medicine”—chronicling the lives of seven Atlanta socialites who are either doctors or married to doctors—she has become one of the show’s breakout stars.

At the time of its debut, “Married to Medicine” was the network’s highest-rated series premiere since “Bethenny Getting Married?”, and the most watched non-spinoff series premiere in the network's history with the first season garnering upwards of 1.8 million viewers.

Saving Grace: Harry Lennix
Sep02

Saving Grace: Harry Lennix

Harry J. Lennix enjoys playing men of consequence. Be it his portrayal of an Islamic American advocate on the hit show “24” and General Swanwick in the 2013 box office smash, Man of Steel to Lord Banquo in “William Shakepeare’s MacBeth, Ray Charles manager in the Oscar-nominated “Ray” or Dresser in the 1991 musical drama, “The Five Heartbeats”, the 6’4” Chicago native enjoys stretching beyond his comfort zone and moves with ease from television and film to the stage.

“Men of consequence require capacity – you have to think about what you’re going to do and how you’re going to do it, so I like that.”

Saving Grace: Gaius Charles
Aug04

Saving Grace: Gaius Charles

With passion, perseverance, zeal and strong faith, Gaius Charles knew at an early age he was destined to become an actor. In his mind, there was no question about it.

The New York native, best known for playing Dr. Shane Ross for two seasons in Shonda Rhimes’ ABC romance series “Greys Anatomy,” last month returned to TV as Black Panther leader, Bunchy Carter on NBC historical-drama series “Aquarius.”

Saving Grace: Sheila E
Jul02

Saving Grace: Sheila E

After nearly four decades in the music industry, Emmy and Grammy Award nominee Sheila E has published “The Beat of My Own Drum”, a tell all memoir, chock full of her experiences as one of the most recognized female drummers in the world.

From touring with Marvin Gaye on his final world tour, to meeting Prince at one of her concerts, to their subsequent romance and enduring friendship, Sheila E vividly describes her journey through five decades of pop music and how she developed a love for the gospel.

“At first, what I wanted to talk about was music, family, spirituality and to share my testimony. And then I realized that there was much more for me to share,” she said.

 

Saving Grace: Keke Palmer
Jun08

Saving Grace: Keke Palmer

As the youngest person ever to host their own talk show, Keke Palmer is proving she has staying power long after her child star fame.

Hot on the heels of making history twice last year as Broadway’s first black Cinderella in a Rodgers and Hammerstein's production and with back-to-back projects, including filming season two of her BET talk show “Just Keke,” starring in “Brotherly Love,” in theaters now, and filming for a leading role in the Fox horror series “Scream Queens,” premiering in September, the 21-year-old Chicago native has no plans to slow down.

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