On LeBron James' Return to Cleveland: "The Best Location in the Nation."
Antwone Fisher is an American film director, screenwriter, poet, lecturer, professor, and best-selling author. Antwone is the writer, co-producer and subject of the Fox Searchlight Pictures classic film, ANTWONE FISHER. His autobiographical book Finding Fish: A memoir is a New York Times and national bestseller. Antwone currently blogs for the Huffington Post.
Thursday, 21 August 2014
It's a building that has fascinated me more than any other back home and I saw it too gleaming with new vitality. Wow I thought, my city, Cleveland, is alive again ...
I was recently in my hometown of Cleveland Ohio and while visiting areas around the city, I decided to drive by the historic Karamu House. I reached my destination at the corner of East 38th and Central Avenue, and was astonished at seeing an enormous mural of Ruby Dee painted on the west wall of the Karamu House Theater. Ruby Dee grew up in Cleveland as well, and like many African American actors that hail from the city, she trained and performed at the Karamu House. Throughout her life she returned to her beginnings to train and inspire new generations of actors.
African American royalty, Ruby Dee was an American actress, poet, playwright, screenwriter and civil rights activist. She was born in Cleveland Ohio October 27th 1922. She died on June 11th 2014 in New Rochelle, New York. "We have had her for so long and we loved her so much," daughter, Nora Davis Day said. "She took her final bow last night at home surrounded by her children and grandchildren. We gave her our permission to set sail. She opened her eyes, closed her eyes and away she went."
Antwone has a book proposal for a follow up memoir to Finding Fish. we are working hard to find a publisher with the right sensibilities to publish his important book.
Directing Project, Lincoln Perry. Lincoln Perry was Hollywoods first black millionaire and movie star, and he was in 54 films. His character was "Stepin Fetchit".
20th Century Fox Studios, and Antwone Fisher are partners in this venture. Antwone is in discussions to bring the play to the historical Karamu House in his hometown of Cleveland Ohio. Click here
Casey Family Programs and Antwone Fisher are partnering in creating a unique website project, that will target and service foster youth, and foster alumni.
Hollywood's First Black Film star and Millionaire
The Life and Times Of Lincoln Perry. Click play on the audio bar below.