Keith David has a career that most actors would envy. He’s been working for years in theater, television and film and has also enjoyed a solid career as a voice-over actor and singer, touring all over the nation with a number of bands. Now, he stars in the mind-trip epic Cloud Atlas alongside Halle Berry and Tom Hanks. We caught up with the veteran star to get his take on freedom, music and what keeps him motivated. —J.H.
Andrew H. Walker BET Photographer
After collaborating with everyone from Snoop Dogg to Rick Ross, R&B newbie and Houston native Miss Mykie has landed her biggest gig to date, as the new co-host of BET’s 106&Park. The Howard University alum and AKA (she penned the unofficial, underground theme song for the sorority “Imma AKA”) dishes on her jitters about her new gig, lame pick-up lines and what’s really important in the upcoming election. –J.H.
Laila Ali talks competing, love and shoes
Retired Super Middleweight Champion boxer Laila Ali is no stranger to difficult physical activity. With a boxing record of 24 wins, 0 losses, and 0 draws, she has won more than any other female boxer in history. Most recently she appeared on the NBC reality series, Stars Earn Stripes, where she competed in various challenges for charity. Although Ali was eliminated on Mission Three, she still hopes that the show helps viewers understand the importance of recognizing the sacrifice of United States Armed Forces personnel.